Happy Thanksgiving week!! I really do love Thanksgiving. Family, food, what more could you ask for?
This weekend was exactly what I needed. We stayed inside primarily – our weather went from 70 degrees on Thursday to 20 degrees Sunday morning. But I can’t complain – we’ve had some extraordinarily beautiful fall days throughout November. Anyway, Saturday morning, A took S to school while W and I went grocery shopping. W asked if we could stop at Starbucks and because I’m a pushover who was really in need of some coffee, I agreed. ;) There happens to be a Starbucks inside our Target so it all worked out. I swear we had been in the store for 30 minutes by the time we got our drinks and made a bathroom stop and we had zero groceries to show for it. I’m happy W is mostly potty trained, but it means a bathroom stop (or two) everywhere we go. A texted us as we were checking out and asked if we wanted to meet for lunch. W picked BWW (not my favorite) and off we went. Unfortunately, I didn’t bring the diaper bag since I hadn’t planned on meeting up with A and S so I didn’t have any milk for S or any distractions while we waited for our meal. S got super cranky so we ordered an appetizer and milk in a straw cup. S is going through a phase where he thinks he is a big boy and can do anything – i.e. sit on the potty, sit at the table sans booster seat, drink out of a cup… Anyway, he got furious when we wouldn’t let him dip his chips in the chili queso (because he was double dipping and making a mess) and threw his cup down, which spilled all over the carpet at BWW. So embarrassing. We quickly finished up and headed home so that S could take a much needed nap. I don’t think there will be any more lunch outings for a while. Side note: This boy can go from a crying/screaming mess to the sweetest little love… as I watched him wake from his nap, he grabbed his Winnie the Pooh Bear and just sat there hugging him until I went and got him. He’s also been known to bear hug you and then quickly fall asleep on your shoulder.
After S woke, we decided to decorate the house for Christmas. W, my helper/decorator extraordinaire was totally in his element. We got all of the décor out with the exception of the tree – that we’ll do next weekend. The house looks so festive – I just love it! We also had our first fire of the season in the fire place. Alls well that ends well!
Sunday was our usual with a couple errands thrown in. With the exception of the restaurant experience, it was a really great, low key weekend. W asked if he could watch Charlie Brown Christmas and both boys loved it. S burst into tears when it was over, which was so sad, but so funny. I also sang Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer to S and when I was done, he yelled, “more, more!”. I think I sang it 3 more times. So so excited for the holiday season!!