December 1st: The start of our Advent calendar! Today's task was to get out the Christmas decorations and start decking the halls. Alex spent a great deal of time and focus on her new Noah's Ark ornament tree (she got it for her birthday from GrandMama & GrandPapa Jones, but we saved it until now to open) She carefully unwrapped each ornament and hung them precisely on their specific hanger.
After our house-decorating duties were over (and we got back from ECFE), we headed to Inver Grove Heights to catch a movie with Emma and Megan. The girls munched contentedly on snacks while watching Planet 51-- an entertaining, but definitely not purchase-worthy movie.