For a Christmas gift, Lee sent the three Landis women to the musical Annie at the Fulton Theater in Lancaster. Both girls (and the mommy) know almost all the words to all the songs. I cried through the whole show.
We baked some cookies to share with friends. I don't love cooking (a lot of work for a little reward), but my kids do. Emma and Alex impressed me this year with their ability to roll out the dough and use cookie cutters. I almost didn't have to do any work (hahahahahahahaha - okay, I did a lot of the work).
Esther had an early "party" for her birthday this year (party in our house means one friend and Grandma and Grandpa eat dinner with us and the friend gets to stay all night) because her best friend was going to be in South Africa on Esther's actual birthday.
Emma chose a fairy; Esther chose a penguin bank; and Alex (though never having viewed an actual football game) chose a football helmet bank. He keeps calling it his baseball helmet. Poor child needs to be exposed to some sports.
You paint the pottery in the studio and leave it there for them to fire in the kiln. We picked up our finished pieces a week later. I'll show them in another post.