We spent our Thanksgiving with both sides of our families. Thursday, Billy and I went over to my mom and dad's house early so I could help my mom get everything started. Not surprising, when I arrived she had most of the prep work complete and was ready to play with little man. I was able to get in a quick mile (quick for me) before getting elbow deep in potato peels.
Around lunch time we headed over to Bill's aunt's house for Thanksgiving lunch. I love eating at her house. Everything is so fancy, everyone dresses up, and Bill and I get to visit with all of his cousins, aunts and uncles. We always have a great time.
This year I decided to have our picture taken in front of his aunt's Christmas tree. It seemed like a great idea at the time, but when nobody has eaten and your toddler hasn't taken a nap, it's hard to get a great photo. I'm not even sure if we have a decent one! This year our card may just be of Billy crying in Santa's lap. :)
The picture below is what I planned to make and take to the Thanksgiving lunch. Instead I just brought myself in stretchy leggings. Maybe next year!
The next picture is Billy playing with his new race track his Gigi gave him. We helped her move a couch on Wednesday when we got to town. He LOVES it!
After lunch Thursday, Billy played hard and then passed out on our way back to my mom and dad's house for dinner. He's so sweet.
When we arrived I was excited to see my sister's car in the driveway. They were here! And on time! :) Just kidding, Anna, you know I'm always tardy for the party.
My brother-in-law and I dressed matchy-matchy. Great minds must think alike! Plaid-tastic!
Playing after dinner.
I didn't do much Black Friday shopping. The crowds freak me out, and so does spending large amounts of money at one time. Bill would beg to differ on that last part.
My mom and I went to see Catching Fire Friday afternoon. Go see it. It was fabulous. Even better, read the series. You won't be disappointed.
Friday night brought along a whole other batch of shenanigans. My girls and I got together to do a little "wine"ing. It was a fun time.
The rest of the weekend was filled with naps and football until we returned home. We brought back all of our Christmas decorations so we decked the halls. Billy was really excited about all of the lights and hanging ornaments.
Our adopted elf arrived Sunday night and received a cold reception. He may have to go back to the North Pole and try again next year. We watched the video and I tried to read the book to Billy, but all he wanted to do was take the elf out of the box and touch all over him. It didn't matter how many times I explained that he would lose his magic. Agh, two year olds.
During the little shopping I did do Friday, I pick up this book. It was a good quick read and this method seems to be working for me so far. I'll keep you posted.
If you're looking for a Christmas gift for a coffee loving friend (me), here is a great idea from Walmart! I spy chevron!
Sorry this post is all over the place.
I hope you all have a Terrific Tuesday!