November 28, 2016

Thanksgiving Weekend

Our Thanksgiving is always pretty low key because we choose not to travel. My school released early on Tuesday and after I caught up on my grocery shopping and laundry, we set up Christmas! I normally like to wait until after Thanksgiving to decorate, but since we leave town in mid-December I decided to put things up a little early so we could enjoy them longer

Sophie helped put on all the ornaments this year. This little angel was her favorite.  

I thought Davey would love the Christmas tree, but he was not impressed. He looked at it for a few minutes and then crawled away and never came back. 

This year no one was coming to visit from out of town. so we went to my aunt's house for Thanksgiving dinner. We were joined by several other families and my grandma from the Parkinson side. It was a nice gathering and fun to be with relatives, some I hadn't seen for awhile. One of my cousins has kids close in age to Sophie and Davey so they had some friends to play with.

Sophie's meal resembled more of a summer picnic than Thanksgiving dinner, but last year she only ate jello, so this was an improvement! The little girls also entertained us with a dress up fashion show after they were done eating. These cute dresses were the grand finale. 

 On Friday we took Sophie to see Moana. We went to a 9:30 showing, which I thought would be perfect timing for Davey's morning nap, but the 30 minutes of previews combined with a 10 minute short meant he was awake before the movie even started. Fail. I spent a good portion of the movie sitting up in the empty front section and the hallway on the side so we wouldn't bother people too much. It wasn't my favorite, but the music was good and Sophie was entertained. 

Our last activity was going up to my grandma's in Salt Lake. We went out to lunch, and then up to her house to decorate for Christmas. Dave put up her outside lights, while Sophie and I helped with the two inside trees. 

For as long as I can remember, by grandma has always had a little jar of Swedish Fish. Sophie found them and thought they were delicious!! Mimi also let her pick a couple ornaments to take home and after lots of deliberation, she chose two sparkly stars. 

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