Today we headed back to Original Pancake House. How great that this has become a "Christmas Countdown Calendar Tradition" because I just love eating here. So do both of my kids, though their eyes were just a big bigger than their appetites - it's a good thing I overrode their requests and made them split their cherry crepes order.....neither one was able to finish it.
It was a very busy day there. Apparently, we weren't the only ones with this in mind. In the second picture, seated behind our table is the UO Basketball team (the restaurant is quite close to campus). It was wild watching these guys walk in, they are SO tall!
Mom was able to join us - my attempt to make it up to her for skipping out on that second performance of the Nutcracker here in Eugene. (She was able to take her best friend - and had a fantastic time). All three of us "adults" had a great time "absorbing the moment" - as each of us is feeling pretty good on where we stand with the holiday preparation. We also quizzed mom on what her favorite activities were that she put in our Countdown Calendar. Her answer, "the fun ones". Oh gosh, Mom, thanks for elaborating! We love laughing with Mom about her lack of memory of things we remember vividly. (It's always been this way, so there is no worry about any concerning issues....) =)
Meanwhile, the kids worked on their "Search for Santa" books - and drawing pictures. Ellie was proud of her cross-eyed Santa. The funny thing is that Ellie's need for glasses is partly due to a myopia that causes her to be semi-cross-eyed without the glasses. She is just too cute.