We’ve had such a lazy and enjoyable Thanksgiving Weekend! Well, as lazy as it can be with three little kids running around – haha.
It was HOT here – this was a screenshot of my phone on the afternoon of Thanksgiving Day…it didn’t feel particularly much like Autumn at all. 😉
We took the kids to the playground park for a few hours in the afternoon. They played and got out a lot of energy…always a good thing!
We took turns taking pics with the girls:
Playing on the playground:
We came home and had dinner we had ordered from Whole Foods. We got the full Thanksgiving dinner from them – and it was SO GOOD! I made a big plate and let the girls try tastes of everything to decide what they wanted to eat. They basically didn’t like ANY of it. Figures, right?! So, there were a lot of leftovers. 🙂
After dinner, Paprika (8) put on a surprise puppet show she had created – all about the First Thanksgiving. She spent the morning, in secret, making these puppets out of colored pencils and paper and said she wants to make the puppet show an Annual Tradition.
After the puppet show, the girls made their own playing cards out of paper (because ours are still packed somewhere – haha!) – and they played Go Fish for hours! They had so much fun with their homemade cards, and then stayed up half the night reading books and fell alseep in a pile all together. They give me so much to be thankful for!
On Friday, we had a mellow day. I know it’s a huge shopping day – but we stayed home! The girls had gymnastics in the afternoon – which was a fun break in the day. Mr. M had never been to their gymnastics studio, so I am glad he got to see it!
We came home and did Science Experiments from our Magic School Bus Science Kits. We did the Fossils one and the girls had a great time with it!
We started converting Violet’s room into the baby’s room! Our house has 3 bedrooms, so there’s a lot of shuffling about to try to figure out who is sleeping where! Ha! Even though the room has a long way to go, it’s so cozy right now. Paprika brought in a bunch of blankets and laid in the bed with Daisy, reading the books aloud to her, of course! Paprika is reading her way through the Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew series – and so Daisy gets an earful! 😉
Paprika wants Santa to bring her every single Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew book – I explained to her that we should just continue getting them from the library because buying that many books is pretty expensive. She said, “Oh don’t worry, Mom, I’m going to ask Santa, so it won’t cost you anything – they’ll be free. It will be hard to wait until Christmas, but I can be patient.”
I didn’t know how to respond to that! Ha! I have been looking for the lot on Ebay but I am not sure that Santa brings used books – maybe he’s into recycling. I just don’t know! LOL
In the meantime, she’s working her way through the library’s set of Nancy Drews and hopefully will steer her Christmas list to something else.
Today she said she didn’t want any presents at all – she just wanted to send boxes of presents to kids who don’t have money and food. That’s something to build on, I think…sweet girl!
As for me, I am now 31 weeks and feeling it 😉 I am not sure why but this pregnancy has been so very hard – my body is falling apart! Between throwing up for about 8 months now to my legs/hips being in constant pain – to the severe and never-ending back pain and well…I could go on and on. 😉
I have about 8 weeks left until we meet this baby (hopefully) and I am SO ready and excited for that. I know this pregnancy will be over in a flash and I’ll miss this time of being pregnant. If I do, please remind me how I couldn’t walk and that every single smell made me queasy. Okay, don’t remind me. Ha! Even though it’s been very challenging, it’s still a beautiful time of life and one I am extremely grateful to experience…
All in all, it was a great Thanksgiving Weekend! I have so much to be thankful for, I don’t take it for granted for a moment… Now it’s time for December, and all the wonderful things about the holidays. I hope to have a peaceful season and focus on the true meaning of Christmas. Tomorrow we start our Advent Calendar, reading our Christmas books – it is so exciting for the kids and for me, too!