Monday, December 12

Thanksgiving 2011

I love Thanksgiving!
What holiday don't I love though?
I love Thanksgiving Break. Not that it really applies to me anymore....I work all holidays now! :) But I love that my siblings and mom have days off so we get to go play with them!

On Wednesday my mom dropped Maggie off at my house in the morning & took Melinda, Matthew & Mckay to volunteer at the food bank. When they got back we went to McDonald's for lunch and then went to the mall to do some Christmas shopping. I don't know who put Wrigley in the stroller (it very easily could have been me) but for some reason she didn't get buckled in. We were walking around a store and had stopped to look at something & I turned back to see Wrigs sliding out the bottom of her seat. She had turned herself around and slid down into the basket underneath!
She was pretty proud of herself that she figured out how to escape!
While we were walking through the mall we saw Santa! And not one person was in line to sit on his lap so we decided to see if we could get a picture of the girls on his lap.
Wrigley looked from Morley, to me, to Santa & then decided this was not okay.
Morley didn't seem to mind until Wrigley started complaining. Then she started whimpering a little. 
He was such a sweet Santa. He talked to them and smiled at them and tried his hardest to make them feel comfortable. And do you want to know what? He was the real thing. I'm sure of it.

Thanksgiving day was very relaxing. Jeff got up with the girls and let me sleep in. I can't even tell you how good it felt. When I got up we hung out, watched the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, & played with the two cutest babies alive. After we got ready and the girls took a nap we headed up to my parents' house. 
My dad and Maggie were putting Christmas lights on the house when we got there. My mom was cooking, of course. She had most of the food done, but I helped with what she had left. 
We had Melinda take a family picture of us while the girls were still clean & still had their headbands on. We had already lost the shoes.

Maggie & I were in charge of setting the table. 
These are my Pinterest inspired place cards :)

I think Thanksgiving is the girls' favorite holiday so far. They love to eat so why wouldn't it be?
Mckay & Melinda were feeding them Pistachio Salad before we even started eating dinner. 
 Let's eat!
(P.S. Don't I look tan?? ;)
Mmmmm....the food was delicious! My mom is an amazing cook!
When it got dark we went outside to see the lights.
Then my mom & I planned out our Black Friday shopping strategy. The stores started opening at 10pm this year. I decided I kind of like that better than getting up super early to go. 
Jeff & I took the girls home and put them to bed and then I went back to my parents' house to get Melinda & my mom. We started at Wal Mart where we got a bunch of movies. $2 movies are one of our favorite things about Black Friday! We got in line quick and were out of Wal Mart by 10:15. We basically rock. We drove right over to Kohl's, who opened at midnight, and got in line outside. Surprisingly, it wasn't too cold this year. Not as cold as last year & we were in Fresno last year! I just realized I never posted about our Thanksgiving in Fresno last year.....weird.
Anyway, we made friends with the people in line next to us and had fun talking and laughing with them. We were pretty close to the front of the line, so we got in the store quick, got everything we wanted & jumped in line. It worked out perfectly.
I always have so much fun with my mom & crazy sister ;)

Friday was a super fun day also. Jeff had to go into work for a little bit so the girls & I went to the mall with my family again. 
It was so crowded. So. Crowded. Morley's face says it all.
After the mall we met the boys at the bowling alley.

 I lost. Even Maggie beat me. 
In my defense, she used bumpers. I didn't. 

Later that night, after the girls were in bed, I went to see Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 with my mom, Melinda & two of her friends. It was pretty good. Mostly fun to be out with the girls. But I did like it better than the other movies. I liked the books so much and I usually end up disappointed when I see the movies so I don't know why I keep going to see them. I just hate the people they picked for the movies. Mostly Edward. 
That's a straw in my mom's mouth.
I really don't know why.....

I love holidays. I love celebrating with family. Fun weekend.


Chelsea Nicole said...

omg! your girls are so cute =) Such cuties.. then throw in the headbands... super cute

Jaime Stephens said...

haha it's kind of funny because I swear we are at the same place at the same time, we just never see each-other. We did black friday walmart at were out by 10:20 funny... I love the girls Santa pictures cute.. It will be interesting to see how the babies do next year I don't think my twins or yours will like the guy.. Your table settings are cute nice work!