This is a movie Quinn has been looking forward to seeing. Chris really wanted to see it as well since it was getting very reviews.
He sat through 98% of the movie, only really getting ancy in the last 10 minutes, for which he mostly stood. The nice thing with this theater is that he can stand and not bother anyone, since we can get a spot in the back away from everyone and the aisles are large for the reclining chairs.

He spent a lot of time dancing during the credits. He really liked the credits music, as you can see here.

We spent part of the day at Meijer gardens. Every year they do a whole exhibit of different tree decorations for different cultures that celebrate Christmas (or other religions that have holidays around this time of year).
 There were lots of fun things for us to see.
Their train exhibit was perhaps the most exciting for the 3 year old. He chased it from room to room.

This morning I felt pretty ill. I had been throwing up and in general just felt rundown. So I took the day off and tried to rest.

Except you can't really rest when there is a 3 year old in the house, can you?

So in between naps we did some crafts. Painting, gingerbread house, and finished up two new ornaments for his tree (gingerbread and pine tree).

It was a long and exhausting day.

Today was our winter holiday party. When I arrived home Quinn immediately wanted to see what my gift was (it was a battery charger). The lack of "toyness" on some things that come into the house doesn't slow him down at all. He will find a way to turn anything into a fun toy.

I don't miss using 131 for my commute. It was a parking lot this morning.

Came home to this elaborate hotwheels track.

Adabox 010 arrived today. I looked for the fasted little sample project they had so the little one and I could play. They had a very fun Christmas soundboard project. We've been having lots of fun with it!

 I spent a decent part of the day cooking and baking different things.
 We also had some friends over for some 5 person Smash!
Comfort and Adam came over and the 5 of us tried a few rounds of Smash, and then a quick river rafting game in Mario Party.

Today was a pretty heavy arts and crafts day. In the morning we painted Quinn's magic wand. It's a motion activated circuit playground express, and he absolutely loves waving it around to make magical things happen.
I also spent some of the afternoon finally painting a Tardis as part of a larger project.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate arrived today. Anytime a new game (or anything new) appears the little one needs to check it out. 
So we all played together a little and he played a few rounds himself.

I played a bit more Civ VI on the switch at lunch. I'm not great at it, but I'm getting the hang of it.

Oh man, every time I say "I will eat better" something delicious floats into my field of view and I can't help myself.

I tore through the latest Pokemon go for the Nintendo Switch. I really enjoyed it being on a larger device since playing on the 3DS for an extended period of time causes my tendonitis to flare up.

The game was good and I really enjoyed the Pokemon Go! integration.

I picked up this illustrated copy of the first Harry Potter book to read to the little one. The pictures really help and he's been enjoying it!

Made some cookies today. Let the baking for the holiday season begin!

We went to the Grand Rapids Public Museum today to see the toy exhibit as well as the dinosaur one. Both exhibits were much better than I thought they were going to be - I was impressed!