And what a weekend it was!
The girls had Wednesday off of school, and we were all so happy to have a break from early wake ups. I’m the queen of waking up early, but even I took advantage. Wednesday through Sunday I didn’t shower before the girls woke up, and a few of the days I stayed in bed until they woke up! #livingontheedge
Wednesday morning there was lots of love between these two . .
. . . and then these two! Gotta love that mistletoe!
We spent the morning making place cards for Thanksgiving dinner. Penelope even got one! We are so impressed with how well the girls have been writing. Emily wrote the “Mommy” and “Emily” cards, and Lucy wrote the rest. She writes her full name on everything lately!
We had already decorated for Christmas before deciding we’d be spending Thanksgiving at home. I brought the Thanksgiving bin back out for the table only.
The pineapple turkey is a tradition from my side of the family! My mom made the turkey head, and it’s always a hit with the girls.
Thanksgiving morning started out nice and slow. Everyone relaxed for a bit . . .
. . . and I got started on some of the food. First up was a new recipe: Cherry Pie Crumble Bars! Oh my gosh, they were delicious! I’ll share the recipe soon.
Grandma Rita came over for a light lunch, and then there was lots of coloring while we chatted and slowly got the food going. The good thing about having such a small Thanksgiving was that there was no pressure to have the food done at a specified time!
Matty watched some football, and this is how Penelope spent most of the afternoon!
Matty had the very important job of taste tester!
Penelope eventually moved from the warmth of the couch to the warmth of the ovens!
Dinner was delicious! We ate and then Matty took everyone for a walk while Rita and I cleaned up. Oh, and I have a very cute picture of Matty and me and a very cute family selfie . . . and neither one of them will load on here! So there’s no “Proof of Mom” picture for Thanksgiving 2020. #soundsaboutright
Penelope was still in a turkey coma the next morning.
On Friday morning we walked off our Thanksgiving feasts by doing our four mile route over the bridge and through the trails.
I did sneak out to do a few Black Friday curbside pick ups in the afternoon, and then we finished decorating the loft. I’m sure Baby Jesus appreciated Emily’s festive headband and reindeer nose while setting up the nativity scene!
And then we wrapped up our Black Friday with a night time walk through our neighborhood. The girls were excited to walk through this light tunnel!
The girls were supposed to spend the night at Rita’s house on Saturday, but Lucy woke up with a cold so we decided to keep them home. Insert that crying emoji right here! We were all a little bummed, but we made the best of a beautiful day by going for a long walk at Maybury Park.
They have the best playground!
The rest of Saturday was spent playing outside, getting pizza for dinner, and then doing a drive through our neighborhood to look at lights.
Oh, and since the girls ended up being home on Saturday night, we decided last minute to have Raspberry the Elf come back for the Christmas season on Sunday morning. The girls really wanted trees for their rooms, and I thought it would be fun to have Raspberry bring them, but I wasn’t prepared yet! Matty was kind enough to allow me yet another afternoon errand run. The closest place that had the trees I wanted was a Walmart 30 minutes away! I got what I needed, and I was so happy with how the table looked all set for Sunday morning.
It’s hard to tell in the picture, but the trees are actually rose gold. I got some cute, girly colored ornaments and put them all in that unicorn gift bag.
How cute are all of these gingerbread plates?! Walmart brought it’s A game with Christmas paper plates this year! Also, I LOVE anything gingerbread related for Christmas . . . except eating it. It tastes gross to me.
The girls were SO surprised on Sunday morning, and had a great time decorating their trees!
I couldn’t be happier with the way they look in the girls’ rooms! I love how they glow when it’s night time and the trees are the only lights on in the room.
Phew! What a fun weekend!
Ok, this week is my annual Calendar Week so I’ll be taking the rest of the week off from blogging to focus on making the three photo calendars I make every year.
Have a great week and weekend!