Monday, November 28, 2016

Thanksgiving Breakdown

Whew! We have had a busy, but fun, past few days. I love, love, love the holidays, and I know I am annoying to Brent. Luckily he loves me, and I'm excited to share what we've been up to.

Our holiday week started Tuesday with Drew's Thanksgiving feast. Trent's class doesn't allow parents during this lunch - those elementary kids are too cool - but I still get to go to Drew's. After lunch, she got to come home to start her break, and then we had to go back at the end of the school day to get Trent.

Drew requested silly faces for our lunchtime picture.

Wednesday the kids didn't have school, so I took the day off. Drew had a birthday party for one of her best friends from school, and my parents agreed to watch Trent during the party and have the kids spend the night. So amazing as I worked on my long list of baby prep after the birthday party. {Sidebar: Trent's class took a field trip the week before the break and saw a Charlie Brown play, and T loved it. The night they stayed at my parents was when the Peanuts Thanksgiving special was on and my parents watched it with them and said T cackled the whole way through it.}

Chuck E. Cheese fun!
Let me tell you though - it is not fun at 38 weeks pregnant!

Thursday morning I picked the kids up from my parents' house and went to Brent's grandma's house {which is 5 minutes from my parents' house} to celebrate Thanksgiving with Brent's side of the family. The kids had a blast with a smattering of cousins, and I got to visit and rest!

Our last holiday as a family of 4!!

And of course a silly face picture!

Brent stayed at his Nannie's house while I went to my parents' house and had dinner with my family. Again my kids had a blast with their cousins! Miles wasn't there when we got there {my brother-in-law brought him later}, and I want to remember forever the 2 of them hugging when Miles got there - it was the absolute cutest!

Just a swingin'...

Bucket Head

We also celebrated my sister's birthday which was the next day.
Happy birthday to the best sis a girl could have!

Babs and Pops with their brood. 
We joked about letting my belly be in the picture.

Drew fell asleep at 7:00 at my parents and would NOT wake up.
I was a bit stressed about what that would do to our night - especially when she woke up at 8.
When we got on the highway, it was shut down and our normal 30 minute drive took an hour.
Normally that would irritate me to no end - but by the time we got home:
A Thanksgiving Miracle!

Friday I decided to take the kids to see Trolls. OMG - we LOVED it. I bought the soundtrack as soon as we got in the car, and if we aren't listening to Christmas carols, we're jamming to JT!

Did anybody else watch? I'm still processing that ending.
Um, they'll have to do another season, right?!?!

Saturday we finished off our tree! We had to buy a new one after the lights went out on our tree last year. Brent wanted a bigger one, so we got a 9 foot tree, and it is MASSIVE. Brent had to do a lot of the work this year because I got in trouble for getting on a ladder earlier in the week - Brent and both of our mothers scolded me!

The finished tree {minus needing a new topper}
And look at all those presents - I'm almost done!!! BOOM!

We put a movie on for the kids before bedtime and they were sitting the same.
Sister had to copy Bubba, and it was too precious.

Sunday my amazing MIL wanted the kids for a few hours. We met her at a local hamburger place, and after she bought us all lunch, I hightailed it home and they played. Win-win for all!

While home, I finished the nursery! There is still some wall decor to add, but that won't happen for a while {need to know what to name the baby before we can put the name on the wall, ha}, so it's as done as it's going to be.

The beast of a dresser Brent and I put together.
He did the frame, and I did the drawers.

I also made the last 2 freezer meals I had planned, and
I got 2 pounds of Trent's spinach hamburgers in the freezer.
{I doubt he will eat most of the meals I cooked, so he's got pork chops,
grilled chicken, and hamburgers in the freezer.}

I finished the night sitting on my duff because that all WORE ME OUT. Today is my 38 week appointment - the scale will NOT be my friend after this weekend but such is life. Here's hoping for a healthy update and that everyone had as equally a good holiday! And happy birthday to my dad!


Anonymous said...

Too cute about Trent and Charlie Brown! I just started the 4th GG episode, but cheated and found out what those last four words are...-AP

Kathryn Bagley said...

Sour cream noodle bake sounds delish! Sounds like a fun holiday!!

Karen Peterson said...

I'm glad you had a good Thanksgiving! Sounds so exhausting though!