Yesterday, we had another Thanksgiving meal, this time at a good friends house. We were able to fit it in in between Bill's work hours yesterday. It was a lot of fun and they were such gracious hosts. It is good to have good friends in our life. After we got back home, the kids cleaned up and then we had movie night. We watched our first Christmas special of the season: "Frosty the Snowman." We also watched "Frosty Returns." The kids thought it was funny that I fed them cereal and bananas for dinner! After our late lunch (at 2pm) I wasn't cooking a regular dinner!
Today, I spent the morning deep cleaning the living room (and searching for a missing library book) in preparation for putting up our Christmas tree. It is tradition in our house to put it up on the Saturday or Sunday (depending on our schedule) following Thanksgiving. It really didn't take me too long, as I have been able to keep up with keeping it clean! Yay me!
After lunch, Bill brought up all the Christmas totes and he and the kids got started getting the tree up. Benjamin was so excited!
While Bill and the kids were putting the tree up, I was straightening up the kitchen and made a batch of pumpkin bread!I will say that the kids and Bill did a great job on the tree this year. When they were done, I started putting out other decorations in the living room. I realized that our living room gets all the attention. I may try to find some things for our dining room and kitchen while I am out and about.
Dinner tonight was leftovers! The kids finished off a lasagna from Wednesday night. Bill had a turkey sandwich and part of corn casserole cake that my mom sent home. I had another Thanksgiving style dinner!
After dinner, the kids and I cleaned up and then turned off all the lights and watched another Christmas special ("The Spongebob Christmas Special") by the light of the Christmas tree before they headed off to bed.
Now, I am going to try to get some ideas for their Christmas ornaments that they will receive from St. Nick next week...I have an idea of what I want to do, but I just need to follow through on it.....