Sunday, December 4, 2011

Christmas Countdown Day 4

Day 4 Tag: Go Book Shopping

Today was the library booksale.  I have always loved those, even as a child!  I can remember coming home with BOXES of new to me books to read.  I am a VERY fast reader, so I have been longing for some new books myself.

We sort of forgot that today is also the "big" Christmas Parade.  So getting to the libary was a bit of a challenge.  What is it with us driving around randomly this weekend?  Our 10 minute library trip took more like 30 because all of the streets were blocked off and we had to go the long way around.  Isabel was ready to give up and go home, but I'm glad we didn't because we got this:

All of this loveliness for $18.  The funniest part was the the sweet older gentleman volunteer who was adding up our total for us.  He looked SO confused.  Billy had to walk away and let me deal with it.  The man could not get any of the prices right.  Some were too high...some were too low...I kept my fingers crossed that it would all even out in the end.  It did and Billy relaxed that we did not overpay.  LOL

We finally made it back home and started to decorate our house for Christmas.  And noticed that our tree has a lean.  Yep.  It leans very noticably to one side.  LOL  Billy wondered why we didn't notice it when we picked it out.  Isabel guessed it was because it was on a bit of a hill.  And suggested we all lean sideways so we wouldn't notice it.  That or make our own hill in our family room.  Smart girl.

I actually got Billy to do the lights on the tree this year.  Usually he tells me to do it.  We have a mish mash of several kinds of lights.  He is pretty proud of it.  :)    Collin and Isabel helped put up the ornaments.  It completely looks like some kids did it.  Mostly hung near the bottom and in clumps.  I love it!

My favorite decoration is the Mickey Mouse singing clock tower set.  It plays different songs and Mickey and friends come out to sing them.  I had one when I was younger, but stupidly got rid of it.  My mom replaced it for me a few years ago.

We also have some special holiday books we like to read and only get out at this time of year.  I can't wait to dive into them.  The two in the back are from my Grandma from when I was a kid.  I'm hoping to share them with Isabel's class this year...

It was an ecclectic day today.  That is the best way I can describe it.  And I have alot of work to catch up on!