The Adventure Starts Here: Thanksgiving 2011

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

I was definitely looking forward to Thanksgiving this year... a long weekend, getting to see my niece and nephew again, and the start of the Christmas season :)

Chris and I headed over to my parents' house early Thursday morning.  To avoid getting in my mom's way when she was making the turkey, Kaitlyn helped me make cornbread muffins first thing.  She did a great job mixing, but I have to say that the muffins did not turn out as I expected.  We all joked that we could use them for hockey pucks instead of eating them.  Maybe I should take a hint and next year just relax.

This Thanksgiving was surprisingly warm.  Last year we were bundling up and still freezing while this year the kids were outside riding their bikes... Grandpa even had shorts on!

Thanksgiving dinner was great.  The kids were well behaved and the food was yummy!  So nice to be with family... though we really missed Luke.  We are so glad he will be home for Christmas this year!

Instead of shopping on Black Friday, we took Kaitlyn to see Disney's Dare to Dream on Ice.  It was with the Princess and the Frog, Cinderella, and our favorite, Tangled.  Kaitlyn loved it and it was fun to see her having such a great time.   My parents stayed home with Matthew since we knew he would not want to sit for almost 2 hours now that he's walking around.

Friday evening we helped my parents put up their Christmas tree.  Kaitlyn was very excited to put the ornaments on and wanted to put every single one on... even the ones very high up.

Saturday was the last day that David, Trisha, and the kids were visiting in NJ.  We decided to take Kaitlyn to see the Muppet movie.  It was a great movie but I think Kaitlyn was a little scared of the "bad guys" in the movie.  I think she thought there would be more singing and dancing in it.

We said goodbye to the kids Saturday afternoon and headed back to Morristown.  I can't wait to see them all again at Christmas.  I already told Kaitlyn that when she come back we will make Christmas Cookies for Santa.   When we got home Chris and I decided to start decorating our own place for Christmas.  Since our apartment isn't huge we only put up a small tree, but it still makes me feel like Christmas.  I can't wait til we have a bigger place that I can really decorate... I think Chris is a little nervous at how much I will decorate when we have more space!

Thanksgiving was fun... now bring on Christmas!

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