BEN HAS BEEN GONE ALL WEEKEND.
Well, Ben and all 3 boys.
Harry had a hockey tournament in Eau Claire, and his team placed 3rd and he got a hat trick today and was just generally SO PROUD and happy. Jack and Cooper were over the moon excited about 2 nights in a hotel (with carpet on the WALLS because that's how hockey teams travel, apparently) with a pool and a breakfast buffet. We didn't stay home and shop the weekend away to be all gender stereotype-y-- although we were-- but we stayed home because Dorothy is a crappy hockey spectator.
I MISSED THEM ALL SO MUCH.
I got dressed up and went out for fancy dinner and the Wine Night Christmas party alone with all of our friends last night-- a party of nine-- 4 couples and me at dinner. Wah-wah. The golf course bar by our house is closing (CLUTCH YOUR PEARLS), so we had a last hurrah at the place, and I missed Ben so much (a new bar is taking over THANK GOD). Jack apparently cried himself to sleep last night because he "missed mommy." ADORABLE. And I missed him, too.
Tonight was the last night of Hanukkah, and there was much unwrapping. Dorothy and I even made a cake for general celebration purposes. An excellent day, now that we are all home together. Minus Cooper's fish that Ben killed.