Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Busy days

It seems like I have not had more than 5 minutes to sit down in the past week! We hosted a Holiday Open House last weekend for friends, neighbors and Mr.C's business acquaintances. It was cocktails, hors d'ouerves and desserts and we had it catered. Which works out well because I am able to relax and enjoy myself. I felt like a guest at my own party! I didn't have to worry about getting anyone's drinks or taking things out of the oven and they even cleaned up afterwards. Perfect. It is an annual party and lots of fun. I put the girls to bed early and they slept through the whole night. With all the parties and gatherings this time of year, this is the one that is adults-only. I think everyone enjoys that and especially my friends who are stay-at-home moms! I had contemplated including children this year and all of them vehemently said NO WAY. Not that we don't all love and adore our children but it is really nice to look forward to a special night where we can all dress up and have adult conversations (until after the fourth appletini when we all get pretty loud!)

This is what I wore for the party:




I kept my jewelry simple, diamond stud earrings and tennis bracelet. I was so comfortable in this dress, and it is such a pretty color. I bought it specifically for the party but it will definitely work in the spring as well.

Other things going on in the Charming household lately...

L went on the potty for TWO straight days. Then back to diapers. Oh well. She is super excited for Christmas. Asks every night if Santa is coming.

I have bought E's class gift for her teacher. I am the class mom, which I love and try to do every year. So far I have been 3 out of 4 (k, 1st, 3rd)! I have also planned the party for Friday and shopped for the craft items as well as food.

I have menu planned and am 3/4 of the way done food shopping for Christmas Eve (in-laws) and Christmas Day (my family). I usually do Easter and my sister does Christmas Day but for some reason we switched this year. Yes, it was my idea, and No, I have no idea why. We decided this in the summer. It was probably on our monthly night out, after several glasses of wine. I am doing dinners both nights. I will post later my menus.

Today E is home with a cold and Mr.C has had this week (and the next two weeks) off and we are going to make a gingerbread house. We are not vacationing this year until February (except for weekend to Vermont before New Year's) so I am looking forward to lots of leisurely days with the family.

8 comments:

Stacy said...

Your dress is just beautiful! It is so nice to occasionally have an adult only party....I'm a stay at home mom too. I just love reading your blog. Best wishes for a very Merry Christmas!

suburban prep said...

The dress is great. I am sure it was a hit at the party.

magnolia mama said...

Yay for the adult-only party!

Somewhere Between Pinot and Pacifiers said...

Love that dress-so different. We are going to our only adult-only party of the season Friday night and I am looking forward to it!

pinkpolkadotaa said...

We need to start incorporating the adult only parties in to our social circle. Every party we go to has been run all over by the kiddies. Not that we don't love them (my disclaimer), it's just so nice to have a quiet night with friends and not chase after a toddler while yelling "don't touch that!" every 5 seconds. ugh.

The 5 Bickies said...

I am so jealous that you have gotten so much of your meal planning and shopping done...we are hosting my family for 3 days and I must think about the food. Can you say, "in Denial?".

Merry Christmas Connecticut Charm and family!

Steph said...

Wow! Your children slept through the whole party?! Mine would have never done that, they would have been up and down and coming out to see all the activity!

Connecticut Charm said...

Thanks for the comments on the dress, I stood out a bit in a sea of LBDs and got a lot of compliments!

It is really nice to have the adults-only parties, I was so glad my girls stayed in bed. L slept in E's room so it was a sleepover for them! I did put a movie on for extra incentive for them to stay in the room. They both fell asleep watching the movie.