There’s no better way to ease yourself back into a regular week than to start it off with some super cute pictures of my girlies. Right?? So grab your cup of coffee and get ready for some cuteness overload!
Our two little turkeys weren’t feeling too cooperative for a picture on Thanksgiving morning!
While Matty and I were loading up the car to head to my parents’ house, Lucy helped Emmy get up on the bench in our mudroom and they read Twas the Night Before Christmas together. It was so cute!
Ems was ready to gobble til she wobbled on the drive to Thanksgiving dinner.
This picture is hilarious . . . Sadie’s turkey hat, Emmy’s face, and the pillow that someone threw in mid air while the pic was being taken!
Gordie and Emmy were so cute playing together after dinner.
At one point someone asked me where Carla was, and I said, “Under the table with the kids.” Is it strange that it didn’t seem weird to me at all??
We played our annual Thanksgiving Gift Card exchange, which is always a fun time!
Of course, the only time either of my girls had a meltdown was during the cousin picture.
Sadie was the ultimate babysitter on Thanksgiving! She played with Emmy so much, and I actually got to have somewhat uninterrupted conversations with people!
Andy sometimes worries that the girls don’t like him . . . but these pictures prove him wrong!
Emmy missed her nap, and both girls stayed awake for the hour drive home! We didn’t mind, though, because it meant an extra early bedtime. #winning
But first, we took a picture of Lucy with her first ever thankful turkey . . .
. . . and gave the girls a little bedtime snack since they really didn’t eat much food . . . except for the pie!
Friday was cookie day for Carla and me! Every year we bake cookies for Hood’s Hardware for their Small Business Saturday celebration. Over the last few weeks I baked and froze one batch of cookies each day while Emmy napped. Friday morning I thawed them all out before boxing them up to be delivered.
While the cookies thawed, we did a little Black Friday shopping that consisted of a stop at the beer store, Tim Hortons, and Lowes. No, we didn’t get up at 5am to get anything awesome but we did have fun with our cuties!
Friday was one of the mildest days we’ve had in awhile, so Matty started working on putting up the Christmas lights while the girls and I played outside. All the neighbors were out putting up lights, so it was really fun!
Grandma Rita came over around Em’s nap time to help out with the girls so that I could drive down and deliver my cookies with Carla. This was our fifth year!
After I got home we ordered pizza for dinner (yes!!) and then walked around the neighborhood looking at all the houses that put lights up that day.
Here’s our house!
After a busy couple of days, we decided that Saturday would be a “stay home and do nothing” day. This coincided well with the rain we got most of the day. We did a lot of playing . . .
. . . and a lot of snuggling on the couch watching football.
In lieu of eating lunch, Matty and I had an afternoon nacho snack!! Yes, Thanksgiving dinner, then pizza for dinner yesterday, and now nachos. Just wait til you see what happens next . . .
It turns out that the Kissel crew isn’t meant to stay at home all day long, and we were getting a little stir crazy by late afternoon. We decided to take the girls out to dinner, which is something we haven’t done in quite some time. We tried a BBQ place in downtown Milford, and it was delicious!
I took Lucy out to lunch earlier in the week, and when she ordered milk the waitress asked if she wanted white or chocolate. (Why would she DO that?!) I quickly jumped in and said white, and it caused quite a bit of pouting out of Lucy. Several times throughout the next few days she brought it up and said, “You NEVER let me get chocolate milk.” So . . . I ordered both girls chocolate milk at dinner, and they were pretty happy about it!
Emmy really wanted Matty to try it!
You know us Kissels . . . healthy eaters to a fault! 😉 And, no, we did not intend for the girls to eat pizza two days in a row, but Lucy saw the boy at the table next to us with one and she insisted that was the only thing she wanted to eat.
The girls enjoyed looking at the decorations in the shop windows after dinner.
By the time we got home, it was only about 20 minutes until bath and bedtime, so the girls took it upon themselves to get cozy on the couch and asked for a show.
Eventually Matty joined them . . .
. . . and then Ems asked for the gingerbread girl to cuddle with. When I asked if I could come in and cuddle, Emmy quickly said no!
Not to worry, I got some weird snuggles while we watched Fancy Nancy after bath.
Sunday was another pretty laid back day. We went to Target and the grocery in the morning. Can’t you just hear Emmy saying, “Mmmmm!”
The rest of the day involved napping/relaxing, lunch prep for the week, and the girls pretending to be reindeer while they pulled Matty/Santa in his sleigh.
Oh, and a quick run back to the grocery because I forgot to write yogurt down on my list. Which is why I found this so funny when I saw it yesterday. Let’s face it, even if I write it down there’s a good chance I could still forget it!
Finally, I saw these at the grocery and am super excited to mix them in with my chocolate cookie dough!
Phew!! Did you hang in there til the end?
We’re back to our regular routine this week. Having Matty home with us for four days is going to make the transition a little difficult . . . especially for me!
Have a great week!