Wow, what a week! We were lucky enough to still have Jan and Joel in town. The boys started with a Taurean day that looked as amazing as always. They made turkey plates and went to a park they had never been to before.
This week was really special as we got to go to our first ever “parent teacher conference” for the guys! It was really fascinating to hear how they act at school versus how they act at home. On many things their typical roles were reversed.
On Thanksgiving morning Lisa and Jan suited up for their run! A 5k run around Ballard called the “Turkey Trot.” Joel dropped them off and then we tried to get the boys packed up to meet them at the finish line. It was Jan’s first ever run and she did great! We were all so proud of both of them.
Oliver decided he had to try on Grandma G’s running pants.
Pic by Lisa of Jan crossing her first ever finish line.
Now it was time to finish prepping for Thanksgiving! The boys were excited for the fun to begin. They made a nest each to watch the Thanksgiving parade. Unfortunately we missed it so we watched a different show (they didn’t seem to mind too much).
Finally it was one of my all time favorite moments of the year, Thanksgiving dinner time! What could be better to sitting down around a table with good people, eating amazing food, and taking a moment to really be thankful for everything life can offer.
After dinner the boys opened their Thanksgiving cards from my parents. Oliver was super excited to get something in the mail because of how far things travel.
This Saturday we all packed up and headed over to have dinner with Jenn, Renee, Margot, Brooke, and Charlotte (aka. The triplets). We always have such an amazing time. They are such great hosts and the boys love playing there.
Our Rudolph cookies.
This picture makes me ridiculously happy.
Sunday after Thanksgiving, time to get going on Christmas!
Well, maybe we’ll wait until after snuggle time.
This week Lisa has sewed together an “advent”-ure calendar made. Each day has a different activity for the boys to do.
Jan and Joel took the boys to Swanson’s Nursery to take their Christmas picture in their sleigh.
Time to decorate the tree!
This evening we all went out to Gwen’s for dinner. We got some of her Christmas decorations down and put up while we were there as well.
When we got home Oliver drew a snowman! Way to go!