Fynnlee, Greyson

Thanksgiving 2016

Wow, it’s been a hot minute since I’ve posted an update on these two little hooligans. Who turn 19 months today. Good grief…where are the days going?

So let’s recap our Thanksgiving 2016. It was a wonderfully relaxing, yet fun-filled 4 days spent at home. Actually, it didn’t start out so great as Fynnlee woke up on Wednesday morning around 1:30 screaming her head off. She proceeded to cry for the next 3 hours so I worked from home and made her a doctor’s appointment. It was an ear infection for my favorite little princess and I’m glad we caught it early.

We were all so excited that Aunt Stephanie was going to spend the holiday with us and she arrived just in time for me to run out and pick up Greyson from daycare.

And she brought new books!!

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She had a very captive audience.

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The kiddos slept until 5:15 on Thursday morning, which is pretty much unheard of these days. I let Steph and Jerry sleep and got some extra snuggles while we watched Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (All MMC, all the time)

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Thursday morning was spent prepping food for the big Turkey Day dinner. When the kids woke up from their afternoon nap, we loaded them in the car and headed over to my brother’s house for our feast!

Aunt Katie was nice enough to make pasta for the kids (mine wouldn’t touch a single Thanksgiving morsel…not even the corn).

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But the grown-ups were treated to all of the fixings.

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Aunt Katie and Uncle Kevin made an awesome turkey, fluffy mashed potatoes and brussell sprouts with bacon. I brought the stuffing, spoon cornbread and some shrimp for appetizers.

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And Stephanie and Jerry made this amazing Apple pie. It was so delicious!

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The kids played and the adults chatted and we wrapped up the night around 7:00. We changed the kids into their jammies before we left. I can’t wait until these cousins can have sleepovers! They are the cutest.

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On Friday, Jerry had to work so Stephanie & I (mostly Stephanie…I observed) made Party Mix for the holidays. It’s like homemade Chex Mix with the volume turned WAY up. This stuff is so addicting and is an original family tradition. We even had it at our wedding!

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Around 4:00 we drove to Beaver for Light Up Night. We stopped at Mario’s Woodfired Pizzeria  for some dinner first.

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The kids had buttered noodles for dinner.

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Shocker.

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Our friends at The Luckey Agency always host an awesome open house so we stopped by to say hello before walking around the little town a bit.

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It was pretty chilly and the kids are still a bit young to stay awake for the parade but we enjoyed getting out for a bit. And it definitely put us in the holiday spirit!

Our fridge broke on Saturday so we spent most of Sunday waiting around for the repair guy. Our stupid refrigerator is only 2 years old! BTW, the repair man said they get the least amount of calls on Frigidaire appliances.

I’ve fallen behind on school time updates so you’re just going to have to settle for a big photo dump.

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We’re getting our tree this weekend! And the rest of the decorations will go up. We have Frosty, Rudolph, The Grinch and MMC Santa in the DVR. Bring on the holiday spirit!!

3 thoughts on “Thanksgiving 2016”

  1. Marios in Beaver is THE best! You were in my neck of the woods girl! Your kids, well I can’t even say it more than I have, are so damn adorable! Christmas when they are that young is the best and I know you and Jerry will enjoy it thoroughly! My Nico just turned 12…. I have a damn pre-teen in every sense of the word… enjoy those babies!

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    1. The ones for my kids are from Carter’s. They have some really cute ones at Gymboree too! Thanks…I think they’re cute too but I’m biased 🙂

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