Per the usual, I didn't take as many photos on actual Thanksgiving day as I would have liked. But I was a wee bit occupied chasing Elsie up and down the stairs a million times. Seriously, she has rug burn on her belly from sliding down over and over again.
We had a wonderful time with Christopher's family on Thanksgiving day. Plenty of tasty food was had by all. Well, Ryann didn't eat anything but the fruit cup and squeezy pouch that I brought for her, but the rest of us were quite pleased. Elsie discovered she loves mashed potatoes, it is just something I don't really make. The girls also received some gifts since we do Christmas with my family. We are now the proud owners of a giant unicorn and an 8 foot caterpillar thanks to Grandma 'Nita (she did ask me if I'd allow it before giving them to the girls, I think we'll have enough space in our new house to handle them!).
Friday morning the girls and I headed to my parents. Shortly after we arrived my sister and her boyfriend made it over, and Chris joined us in time for dinner. My mom's food certainly didn't disappoint. And the weather over the weekend was amazing. The girls spent plenty of time in the bounce house and driving their car around the driveway. We made some brownies and helped decorate my mom's Christmas tree. And my mom and I did some holiday shopping online.
Just a little tidbit I wanted to remember... Elsie loved looking at the tree, and picked out the carousel as her favorite ornament. It just so happens to be the 2013 ornament my mom bought to represent her birth year. A little crazy to me that she actually picked 'her' ornament as her favorite!!