Thursday, November 24, 2011

thanksgiving day recap

we had a wonderful thanksgiving day!
 we started by watching all of the macy's parade in our pj's while we snacked on a light breakfast
 molly started to check out the christmas decor that i put out yesterday

 mama maze gave her this thomas train track & train as an early christmas present this week
we put the track around the christmas tree and she has played and played with it!
isn't it amazing what a new toy will do?
 of course some of the trains end up in odd hanging from the blinds!
 after the parade, we gathered up our food, got dressed, and went to my aunt fayes for lunch

 our family tradition...we always have homemade noodles and a german chocolate cake made from scratch!

 kayla and molly (6 months apart in age)

 aunt faye had the cutest turkey butter on the table!
all the kids...
kayla (3), eddie (4), molly (3), madison (5)
they ran around and played the whole time and didn't eat one bite!
we played one quick game of 'pin the hat on the turkey'
{mental note:  plan more kid activities for next year}
when we were ready to leave all the kids were hungry and asking for food! ha!

round 1 down, round 2 tomorrow:)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

thankful for this day and wishing for a hundred more just like it:)

 i've enjoyed having this whole week of thanksgiving off
quite unexpectedly, molly was sick last weekend and needed monday and tuesday to recover
i wanted her to be 100% healthy by thanksgiving when we would be busy visiting and playing with cousins
she has recuperated from her cough/fever/cold symptoms and is ready for the big day tomorrow!

 here we are whipping up some great things for the big day...

 last night we had the pleasure of hosting madison for the night
it was so fun!
today gave me one of those rare glimpses of my future if i had two daughters
and i must say, i love it!
i just loved how they played so well together, invented games to play, and problem solved things together
sure, they created a huge mess in my house, but that's just part of it
we cooked, played, crafted, dressed up, and ate yummy food!
{i'd love to adopt again, but i really don't see it in my financial future:(}
 this morning we had some thanksgiving craft time...

 i forgot to get an after picture of their turkey hands:( 
madison is such a consientious crafter
this is what they made: {thanks to pinterest}

madison made about 6 turkey cookies and molly just ate the middle parts of 6 cookies and watched maddie work! ha!

madison made a his and her turkey couple!
this is the inspirations photo:

the remnants of molly's snack
and my favorite!  as soon as madison left, molly was completely zonked out, exhausted!  this is what we all will look like tomorrow night!

while they played all afternoon i got my house almost completely decorated for christmas!  (of course, they trashed the bedrooms and my closet which will have to be cleaned, but they had such fun!)  i have a few finishing touches her and there and then i have lots to do outside.  but, it looks like i may be finished with everything by saturday!  i love it when things are done and you can enjoy the month of december!  i even have santa's presents purchased, wrapped, and put away.  i scaled way back this year because i realized last year on christmas morning she was just too overwhelmed to "comprehend" too many presents.  so, she has 4 gifts plus stocking treats and that is plenty for a 3 year old!  

anyway, i hope you have a wonderful turkey day and 
gobble 'til you wobble!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

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