No! I'm not talking about presents! I'm talking about Adventurers, and Biology, and all that stuff that I try to finish early so we can focus on Advent.
Biology: CHECK! We finished this week with classes on pre-natal development , genetics, and early Christmas cookies. I think the kids enjoyed all three.
Adventurers: CHECK! Botanical Gardens was our last trip this semester with the group, although we may manage another trip on our own.
Gingerbread Contest and Party: Yikes! We're hosting it next Tuesday, on the feast of the Immaculate Conception, and we are still in the preliminary gingerbread sketching phase.
Presents: this is the problem when the schedule runneth over, we're just starting to get a handle on the Christmas shopping. With 6 kids, we have been charged with getting gifts from both sets of grandparents, and ourselves, and helping manage the kids' gifts to each other.
There are a lot of logistics and tracking involved: What's been ordered? What's arrived? Who has what, for whom? Has it been wrapped? How will we find it when we need it?
Oh, the spreadsheets! Still, it's a good problem to have.
Also, we are feeding Christmas cookies by the handful to our friendly neighborhood delivery people: our mail carrier, the Fed Ex guy, the UPS guy (whom Oob calls "Ups"), the fire fighter who delivered the tree, and whomever else shows up with a box.
As for cards and a Christmas letter/photo: