The Adventure Starts Here: Kaitlyn and Matthew Visit and Early Thanksgiving

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Kaitlyn and Matthew Visit and Early Thanksgiving

This past weekend was jam packed!  Friday David and Trisha came down to visit with the kids.  Chris and I headed over to my parents' house for a family dinner.  It was so great to see Kaitlyn and Matthew... the last time was at Labor Day, so it was definitely time for a visit!   We even had a cake and sang Happy Birthday to Matthew and Kaitlyn again since Chris and I weren't able to go to Rhode Island for their birthdays this year.

Saturday Chris and I spent the entire day at my parents' house.  We wanted to spend as much time as we could with the kids.  During the day we took Kaitlyn and Matthew to get their pictures taken... they were kind of like birthday photos.  Kaitlyn did a great job smiling and listening to the photographer, so she was able to pick out a bear at Build-a-Bear.

That afternoon, Kaitlyn and I made headbands and had a tea party with my mom.  Kaitlyn loved pouring the "tea" (aka lemonade) and putting spoonfuls of sugar in it.  I don't think she drank any of it... she just had fun pouring more and more tea.

It was great to see Matthew again... he's growing up so fast.  Last time we saw him he was just crawling around and now he's running around non stop.  Kaitlyn made a "house" with walls made out of blocks in the living room, but then "Hurricane Matthew" would come in and immediately knock it down and destroy her "house".

Chris and I were exhausted... we are not used to playing and watching kids all day!  I wish we got to see them more often... I'm so glad they will be back in two weeks for Thanksgiving!

Sunday we were able to relax in the morning before heading over to the Flinns.  They leave for Cancun next Saturday so they wanted to put the tree up before they left.  We put up the tree and decorated it... this year we stuck with mostly silver ornaments.  Chris' mom surprised us with an early Thanksgiving turkey dinner since we won't be together this Thanksgiving.  We were also able to get a family photo in front of the tree... it was a really nice afternoon!

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