Once Jerry woke up, and the kids were home, we took the kids out to return some Christmas stuff and run some other errands. The roads were horrible to drive on, and we almost turned around; but the interstate was totally clear.
We ate lunch at Subway with a gift card that I had, and then we went to Party City to let Eli pick out the decorations for his birthday party. We're going to have his party the weekend after Jerry and I get home from Florida, so I wanted to get everything ready now. Jerry took Noah to Target while Eli and I picked out the birthday stuff. We had fun goofing around with some of the stuff in the store:
I was tempted to get some candy at Party City, but decided that I'd get an ice cream cone from McDonald's on the way home instead. That was definitely the right choice--it was so good!
While we were driving home on the interstate, Noah saw something "sliding" across all three lanes. He said it looked like a tire. About a half mile later, we saw someone pulled over with a trailer that held a layout boat for duck hunting and duck decoys. Sure enough, it was missing a tire.
Jerry felt bad for the guy, who probably had no clue what happened, so we drove to the next exit, turned around, drove two exits and turned around again to pick up the tire. Noah remembered exactly where it was, so Jerry picked it up and we drove it over to the guys. The tire was too messed up to use, but at least he knew what happened. Maybe it would at least get him back home.
Tonight is my wine club meeting, and I love the theme: White Christmas (white wine, white chocolate, and a white elephant gift exchange). We've done the white elephant gift exchanges for a few years, and it's always a blast. I have a perfect white elephant gift for tonight! And since this post won't go live until I'm already there, I can show it to you: