Giant panda mother Er Shun holds one of her twin cubs in this undated handout picture taken at the Toronto Zoo in Toronto, Ontario. The cubs are now nearly six weeks old and will be living within the maternity area inside the Giant Panda House at the zoo for approximately four to five months. REUTERS/The Toronto Zoo/Handout via Reuters ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. IT IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE.

What are you up to this weekend? I know a few moms who are taking their kids to the museum’s family fun day on Saturday. And then there’s the lighting ceremony up in Leavenworth. My family and I are going to snuggle up at home tomorrow, listen to Christmas music and just generally enjoy the calm before the holiday storm. The Crock Pot will be humming.

Thank you so much for joining us this first week on the blog. It’s been a lot of fun! We’ll see you back here on Monday morning. In the meantime, here are a few links we liked from around the web:

This dad made us laugh.

Know someone who is expecting? Stylish and sweet baby gifts made by a local mom are at Merriment tonight.

One grumpy toddler.

Daniel Radcliffe’s original “Harry Potter” audition tape is adorable.

Elf on the Shelf inspiration.

Have you guys been watching Aziz Ansari’s Netflix series, “Master of None”? It is great for about a million reasons, including this lovable cast of characters.

(Photo credit: sleeping mama and baby panda by Reuters/Toronto Zoo)