There are several historic homes south of Cary Street, just a few minutes from where we live. Wilton House, a colonial plantation home on the river, hosted a holiday open house today; Griff and Xander and I went to check it out. Ok, really, we didn't go for the house, we went for the puppet show. I was hoping to get a peek at the house, too, but that will have to wait for another day. The boys loved Barefoot Puppets' "Little Red and the Gingerbread Man", a mashup of two familiar tales. (Yes, I've been watching Glee too much, I use the word "mashup" no less than three times per day. You wanna make something of it?) The audience, which consisted mostly of preschoolers and their mothers, went wild for the silly show. We had run into Amy and her daughter Afton (pictured above) there, and I think you can tell how captivated Afton was.
Griff and Xander and I enjoyed making holiday crafts after the show.
Between GardenFest and the open house, I think the 2009 Holiday Season is officially open! The advent calendar goes up on Tuesday. :o)