This morning Ava danced in the Christmas parade. She was a Santa it was SO cute but this is the only picture I got. She told her dance teacher that she wanted the warmest costume so she got the Santa suit.
Brock has been sick so today I made us best corn and potato chowder. I found the recipe on pinterest from the Mama Loves food blog. Her blog is great and has a ton of great recipes. I added it to my favorites list and will be visiting her blog often!
This afternoon I finished cleaning up all my flowerbeds and I put up our Christmas lights. It was a beautiful day (and I know we don't have many left) so I wanted to get it done today. After working outside I came in and took a nap and TOTALLY forgot that I had a parent meeting for the Nutcracker! Today was the hair meeting (I'm serious) where we learn how to do our daughter's hair for the part they have. I am SO thankful Ava is a boy in the Nutcracker so she will just wear her hair back in a bun.
I also finally finished the bench I got during my girl's weekend in Vermont. It is adorable! I love the tangerine fabric that I got at Joanne Fabrics. I spraypainted the wood with a black gloss. It was NASTY when I bought it but I think it turned out really cute!
I also hung up this ribbon wreath that I made. I love the fall colors. This week I'm going to get out our Christmas decorations but I'm not going to put them up until the day after Thanksgiving. I want to keep our fall decorations out as long as possible!