My son celebrates his 5th birthday this month (where has the time gone?). We hosted a children’s party at a local gymnastics academy. Everyone had a splendid time! We spent my son’s birthday weekend at Grizzly Jack’s Grand Bear Resort at Starved Rock. What a fabulous time for the children! The rest of the month was filled with decorating our house and tree and wrapping presents and shopping and baking and celebrating with friends and family. Very tiresome and loads of fun! My son will be home from school and my husband will stay at home from work over the holidays. Christmas Day we will open presents in the morning, the afternoon will be filled with toys and giggles and hot chocolate and a trip to the grandparents. A perfect day! For New Year’s Eve, we will be watching the Chicago Bears play football – Go Bears!