Friday, December 9, 2011

Decking the halls...

The day after Thanksgiving is always reserved for decorating and Andy is always a trooper! Grandpa and Grandma watched Adam while we got the house all decked out. I was really looking forward to Adam seeing all the decorations and his reactions did not disappoint!

I knew from the minute he walked in and exclaimed "hiiiiiiiiiiii Christmas tree!" that this was going to be our best holiday season yet!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

A very Happy Thanksgiving!

We had a great Thanksgiving with lots of family, lots of great food, a festive parade, and unbelievably sunny and mild weather! 

We woke up nice and early at Ommy and Poppy's and geared up for the parade.  Adam was very excited (or maybe I was the one that was excited and it just rubbed off on him).  It was great getting to share this with my little turkey.  The marching bands always caught his attention and he was introduced to Spiderman!  All in all, it was a great parade and I still plan on running that thing some day.

We spent a good part of the day making turkeys (Andy did his on the smoker, mine was nice and cozy in the oven), setting the tables, and watching a little football.

Family began showing up around 5:00 and we then spent the rest of the evening chatting, eating, drinking, and watching the cousins play.  We even had a turkey carving demonstration for Drew...and then for me. 

It was the perfect Thanksgiving (except for the fact that my dad was sick and couldn't come) and we are so thankful and blessed to be able to enjoy such a feast with such a wonderful family (whom we apparently preferred to spend time with than to bother taking pictures of...oops!)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Thanksgiving lunch at Adam's school...

We experienced yet another rite of passage as parents, Thanksgiving lunch at school.  I don't think there's anything more fun that showing up and surprising your child in the middle of the day and then getting to eat lunch with him as he shows you off to all his friends.  "This is MY mommy."  "That's MY daddy." 

I loved every minute of it.  I loved watching Adam pass the plates out to everyone (that was his duty for the day).  I loved watching Adam place heaping spoonfuls of stuffing and collard greens on his plate (who knew they could serve themselves?)  I loved watching Adam politely pass the food on to Lilly who was sitting next to him.  I loved seeing him gobble up all of his turkey and then ask for more.  I loved watching him clear his plate and wash his hands...all on his own.  And I loved the was really good! 

I'm so thankful for the great school that Adam goes to.  I'm thankful for his amazing teachers whom he loves and trusts.  I'm thankful for his great friends.  Mostly I'm just thankful to be Adams' mom. 

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Happy birthday Liddy!

Our sweet little Liddy Poppins turned 6 last month and we just had to celebrate.  Andy whipped up a batch of blueberry banana cupcakes and iced one with peanut butter just for the birthday girl. 

Adam was so excited to celebrate another birthday in the house and spent the day and night chasing Liddy around so he could give her birthday hugs. 

After we serenaded Liddy with a rousing rendition of "Happy Birthday to You" it was time for her to make a wish, then Adam helped her blow out her candle and open her presents.

We don't know what you wished for Liddy, but we hope it comes true!