Love me some Thanksgiving break.
We took away naptime from Sadie, who is our bedtime protester. And to spice it up, we also took away one side of her crib to convert her to a toddler bed. It started a little rocky, but every night ended with Sadie asleep earlier and earlier.
(Wish us luck when school lets her nap this week...)
We pulled out the rest of our Christmas decorations (since the tree came out earlier than normal this past weekend) on Thanksgiving morning and got the house looking perfectly spirited and ready for the Christmas season.
We joined Colby's family this year for Thanksgiving in KC where the kids got to spend the day with all of their cousins. But first, I trotted with this turkey.
I spent a couple of hours at the office, went to Old Navy to make a return (dumb.), and then spent the rest of the day at home with the fam - we baked cookies, and Colby grilled us a feast - a last hoorah before the cold cold arrives. Owen practiced his photography:
An Owen shot that I loved from our weekend:
While Colby went to hang with a friend, I enjoyed a QUIET and Christmasy living room all to myself. Enjoyed my Christmas lights and some netflix while I perused some online Black Friday sales.
We went for a wintery walk as a family, before we lost Colby to swim practice.
I mistakenly thought Target was a good idea with 3 kids the weekend after Thanksgiving. We barely made it out alive.
Based on principle, I almost had to buy this. But y'know, I had 3 of the 5 in the store with me, so no room in the cart.
After dinner, I headed to by bestie's house from some side-by-side online shopping and wine. Perfect therapy for missing my momma.
But spent some extra hours late that night borrowed from my bedtime to gaze at my Christmas tree lights.
We finally made it back to church after a hiatus, and it felt so good. We went out for lunch together (y'know, cause we aren't doing naps and are SO FLEXIBLE.) and were able to finish our meals and pay before we lost control (which tends to happen after too much time spent in a restaurant).
Had the best weekend with my fam. Happy Thanksgiving!