silent night and fort hamp
Caleb spent the latter half of last week home on leave. He severely needed a break and a chance to chill out but I’d been anticipating those few days for several weeks and I had to restrain myself from planning out every detail of every minute. Like I’m trying to make up for last year or something. Cue Buddy the Elf “First we'll make snow angels for a two hours, then we'll go ice skating, then we'll eat a whole roll of tollhouse cookie dough as fast as we can, and then we'll snuggle.”
Well… we snuggled and that was good enough.
And we sat in the elementary school on Friday and watched Jackson’s class (and a couple others) sing Silent Night.
I’ve never understood why parents make such huge deals out of these programs. But it was pretty much the coolest thing ever. And suddenly I get it.
The other thing we did: build fort hamp 2011. It’s one of our best traditions every year. Since Caleb was in Iraq last year I had to do fort construction by myself… and I am way not an engineer. This year Caleb delivered a much more impressive structure.