WHEWWWW! Another whirlwind of a weekend has whooshed past! The kids are snoozing in the back of the car and Corey and I are thinking about reality for the next week… bills, birthday party, and more! At home, Christmas decorations are just about all done except the outside. Hopefully, we’ll work on them this week. Tuesday, I’ll be painting Summer’s Christmas surprise and starting to get it ready for “Santa” to deliver. J Can’t wait!
The Thanksgiving weekend went entirely too fast! On Wednesday, we drove to Corey’s parents in Hot Springs. It was a long long drive… 8 hours and then some! But luckily, Summer is potty trained so well and only had one emergency where we had to use the little port-o-potty in the car. Whew! (Plus it saves time!) Then after we arrived the kids were so excited and wound up that we all stayed up probably til about midnight.
Thursday, everyone let me sleep in!!! Yep, until 10am. IT WAS AWESOME!!!!! My mother-in-law ROCKS! I can’t believe I got to sleep that late… oh, yea, it was when I broke 4 ribs last Christmas. So glad I didn’t have to get injured to get to catch up on my sleep this time. Haha! We had a very delicious Honey Baked Ham afternoon dinner… green beans, some of the best turkey I’ve had in a long while, ham, cinnamon apples, rolls, cranberry sauce, and for dessert homemade spongecake. DELICIOUS!
I don’t ever remember what we did Thursday night, but Friday Corey and I got to spend the afternoon together. Well, he slept in the car while I ran into a bunch of stores. My favorite stop was the Dollar Tree. That was one of the best Dollar Tree’s I’ve been to in a while. I got a bunch of boxes and bags to wrap things in for Christmas and some stocking stuffers for my nieces’ and nephews’. Plus, I also picked up some holiday craft projects for the kids. FUN FUN FUN! J After all the shopping, we stopped at a new asian restaurant with one of the best sushi bars I’ve ever eaten at. The fish was fresh and tasted perfect. YUM! Since we were there in the middle of the afternoon, we had the entire hibachi grill area to ourselves. I felt like a celebrity! That food was very yummy too!!! I don’t remember what we did after we got home besides give the kids a bath and put them in bed. Then watching an old Robert Redford movie with Corey’s dad in the giant basement after I filed 8 months worth of bills. I had brought all the bills I’ve been meaning to file this year. It was so nice to file everything without little hands trying to “help” mommy. LOL
Saturday, we all went to Chic-fil-a for Waylon’s birthday celebration. Grandmama was so sweet to have gotten him a Cars cake. Waylon started yelling, “Pay, Play, Pay!” as soon as we pulled into the parking lot. He knows Chic-fil-a. So we ate some lunch and then he got to play play play. J Then it was birthday cake time which consisted of Waylon blowing out his candles a bunch of times, him not wanting any cake, the rest of us eating all the cake(or at least some little people eating icing off their pieces of cake), and Waylon going to play play play. Then Waylon opened his presents and eventually, the party wrapped up and we headed back to the house.
Saturday afternoon we went to Garvin Woodlands Garden to see the big light display. It was great!!! The whole garden was aglow! The kids liked the big train the best with the bell they could ring, the engine area they could walk up to, and it choochooed and puffed rings of smoke made of Christmas lights with the sound effects. Very cool!!! I think we spent 15 or 20 minutes at that display. Eventually, all the walking and carrying kids wore us out and we went back home. Corey fell asleep and the kids played. Eventually, I put them in bed and all the adults headed down to the party basement…(it’s great – has a pool table room, bar room, giant greatroom with a dance area and a tv area with sectional, and has a wine tasting room). Anyway, we watched two movies… The Tower Heist which was GREAT! And Lincoln Lawyer(a bit violent but great plot!).
Sunday, after having some cinnamon toast, packing up, playing with rocks in the yard, eating lunch, and herding the kids into the car, we headed home. Hope everyone’s Thanksgiving was peaceful, fun, and full of good memories with family!