The goat is back! The Gvle Goat is standing tall once more, nervously looking around as always - a sure sign that Christmas is around! We saw the live cam tonight, and set up our own goat in the living room on the fireplace, which is a terribly ironic place to put it. But unlike the one in Sweden, ours has never caught fire. Hopefully the one in Gvle won't catch fire either this year. Let's take a year off, you malicious Swedes. Can't we just have one Christmas without the fear of arson?
Another sign of Christmas: Madison's advent chain is up and ready to go. It has twenty-five links on it, each one decorated and numbered. As we pull each one off, we'll be one more day closer to Christmas!
Another thing we did to celebrate the Christmas season that has officially arrived: we saw the parade at the Magic Kingdom. It was a Christmas-themed one, with Santa - and of course Elsa and Anna. Just watching that makes you wish you were there, but this is one of the next best things. There was a special live broadcast of the parade, so we were able to tune in online and catch the whole thing!
We didn't have as much time in the evening, but we did also get to watch "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer." As a grown-up, this gets funnier each time you watch it, especially Santa. He is so rude at times! I think our favorite line from him comes after the elves are singing "We are Santa's Elves." After a big musical production, he blurts out, "Well, it needs work. I gotta' go." And he's out the door as it slams behind him.
We finished our LEGO series this morning with a look at "The LEGO Movie," and everything went well for the big finish. We didn't have a skit so much, but we did show a lot of clips from the movie. It was so great hearing the auditorium full of kids all singing at full volume, "Everything is Awesome."
And it was. The morning was pretty awesome, but Daddy needed to get home and get some rest. Both he and Mommy woke up a lot last night - ever have one of those nights? We didn't get much sleep for some reason. But we rested a bit this afternoon. Madison, meanwhile, was playing the GameCube some more. She loves Mario Party, but there are other games on that too - I have a feeling we'll be doing some retro stuff for a bit. I cannot wait to pop in the "Ocarina of Time," one of the best video games ever, maybe the best.
It was a fun day today, one that we all ended earlier because we have to get up earlier tomorrow. We had a bit of play practice today, which seems to be coming along nicely. Except for a few parts. At those, Daddy just called out from the sound booth: "Well, it needs work. I gotta' go."