Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thanksgiving Week

We had a nice short school week and enjoyed a ‘vacation’ to Charlotte – as Will and Lindy kept saying – for Thanksgiving.

We played outside a lot in the beginning of the week because it’s been so pretty.  Tuesday after gymnastics we watched our friends Micah and Claire.  We played outside and the kids had a blast having friends over! 

Wednesday we got up and got down to Drew’s mom’s house outside Charlotte around lunchtime.  We ate lunch and got dressed up in Christmas picture clothes and we headed out to try and get one good picture.  Aunt Anna was the photographer for the day and Mimo was her assistant.  They had a hard job of keeping the three kids happy – Lindy, Will and Drew.  Drew hates doing these Christmas card pictures but he insists we do a family picture.  Go figure.  We took at least 250 pictures and got two decent ones.   Christmas cards were ordered and are waiting to be picked up! 

After pictures we changed and then headed to see Aunt Anna’s new apartment in Monroe.  We saw the new digs and then headed out to eat.  We spent Wednesday night with Drew’s mom.  Lindy and Will loved Mimo’s dogs.  Anna also had her dog, Nelly, over there and Lindy even liked her.  Lindy has always been more weary of the dogs, especially Nelly since she’s a lot bigger.  She was totally fine with them this time though. 

Thursday we got up and got around and then headed to Drew’s dad’s house for Thanksgiving dinner.  It was just his dad, Suzette, the four of us and Lynn (aka Mimo).  Although a small crowd, we still had a very nice and tasty meal.  We poured over the Thanksgiving day circulars but I just didn’t find anything I had to have.  For the first time in many years, I did not go Black Friday shopping.  We did get up on Friday morning and go to one store before we ate breakfast.  That was all the shopping I could get Drew and Bob to do!   We hung around all morning and then we headed home.

Friday night I put up one Christmas tree.  The kids were SOOO excited!!  I’ve slowly been getting out decorations all weekend and they are loving it!  Will thought Saturday was actually Christmas.  I had to keep disappointing him and telling him it was many days away.  Last night I got the kids’ little trees for their rooms and had them in there when they woke up.  They were again so excited to see them.  Now we just need to get them decorated!  We are still waiting on our brand new tree to arrive.  And of course the outside still needs decorations.  The kids have really enjoyed the holidays this year.  They are really starting to get it!

Saturday was our last home Wake Forest game of the season.  I tried to stay home, just so I could get a lot of decorating done, but Drew convinced me to go.  I wish I had stayed home.   It was a horrible loss for the Deacs.  Lindy threw up at the game too.  She ate all her snack and then got choked on a piece of a pretzel and upchucked.  Good times. 

Today we had church and then the kids had practice for the Christmas program at the church.  They are going to be a cow and a sheep in the program.  Lindy is a bit of a wandering sheep but what’s new!

That’s all folks.  Now some pictures of our week!

Playing with the leavesDSC_4752DSC_4753DSC_4761DSC_4770DSC_4774Drew and I were working out early one morning when Little Miss woke up.  She did the cool down part with us!  DSC_4801DSC_4803DSC_4805Playing with Pooka at Mimo’s.  Phoebe was around some when we first got there but hid most of the rest of the time we were there.DSC_5016DSC_5023DSC_5025DSC_5026Hanging with Suzette!DSC_5027GrandBob telling Will a story!DSC_5031I don’t remember why she was upset but Will was taking care of her. DSC_5065So sweet!DSC_5069Just plugged the Christmas tree lights in!DSC_5070So excited!DSC_5073He loves the Christmas lights!DSC_5075Someone decided a jump rope should be the first decoration on the tree.DSC_5076My cute church-dressed kids!DSC_5090DSC_5092

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from our turkeys!


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Kids’ Holiday Program at School

This week seemed kind of crazy.  So crazy that I actually forgot to take Lindy to an ophthalmology appointment on Friday afternoon.  I just noticed tonight that it was on the calendar.  I totally missed it.  I can honestly say that is the first time in 4 years I’ve ever completely skipped an appointment.  Two times I had therapists show up at our house for sessions I had forgotten about but we were home and it was all fine and good.  I’ll have to call tomorrow and see if they charged me for it.  I hope not.

Tuesday we had normal gymnastics and then we went to the mall with Katie and Claire to do a little shopping before some coupons expired.  The kids were wound up and not very well behaved but I got some good deals so it was worth it.  They both fell asleep on the way home so I pulled in the garage and was just going to sit with them in the car for a few more minutes to let them sleep a little longer.  Will started coughing and then woke up and threw up.  It was the same thing he did to Jamie a couple weeks ago.  Woke up coughing and threw up.  He was fine but then we had the fun task of getting throw up out of the car seat. 

Wednesday I got another day away.  Jamie and I headed to Charlotte and met Anna and Lynn at the Southern Christmas Show for some shopping.  We spent 6.5 hours there!  More looking than buying but we got a few things.  The shopping was fun but the drive to and from were not fun.  We drove down in rain and got stopped in traffic.  On the way home we ran into another storm.  It looked so eerie out that we actually called Bob to ask him about any bad weather we should know about.  He told us that there were actually tornado warnings out so we made a detour to his house and waited out the storm.  It was convenient that he’d made dinner so we got a good dinner and then headed out.  We hit more rain in Winston but finally made it home.  I was so glad to get home!  Drew took care of getting the kids to school and picking them up from music class.  He also took them up to the church for a Thanksgiving dinner.  What a dad!

Thursday was the big day for the kids.  It was the kids’ holiday program at their preschool.  Lindy went to Cook from 8-11am and then we headed over to Maple Springs for the program.  Ed, Jamie, Lynn, Anna, and Bob all came to see it.  Last year Will sat like a deer in headlights and didn’t do a thing.  I was totally afraid that Will would do that again and that Lindy would get up and start wandering.  But they actually both did GREAT!!  Will knew all the words and did all the hand movements.  Lindy sat still the whole time and did most of the hand movements and sang some of the words!  We couldn’t have been more proud of them.  They were treated to a Happy Meal at McDonalds by their grandparents afterwards.

Friday, instead of taking Lindy to her appointment, we went out shopping for a new, fake Christmas tree.  We found one but they had to order it and we’ll pick it up Tuesday.  I’m sure Lindy would say it was more fun than getting her eyes dilated.

Saturday we had a home Wake Forest football game that ended up well.  Wake beat Maryland and they became bowl eligible.  Both kids passed out for a little while, which was nice.  ha!  We only have one more football game and then we’re done.  Unless we venture to said bowl game.

Today we had church and then we went with our neighbors to hear the Winston-Salem Community band.   We’ve heard them play once before.  The kids enjoyed the music although they all got a bit restless and we left a little early.  Thankfully the people around us were more entertained by them than annoyed!

That sums up the busy week.  Here comes another busy week!  Happy Thanksgiving! 

Cute kidsDSC_4454DSC_4463Can you see all the snot on his face?  It’s been flowing this week.  It’s even down below his mouth, just in case you missed it.  DSC_4465Enjoying our warm days during all our up and down temperature days.  DSC_4480DSC_4500DSC_4517DSC_4526DSC_4535DSC_4542DSC_4552DSC_4562

Holiday program!DSC_4620He was in the center again this year!  They must always put the cutest boy in the center!DSC_4583DSC_4585DSC_4597Lindy kept yawning!  Either she was tired or bored!DSC_4598DSC_4606DSC_4611DSC_4612DSC_4618DSC_4628DSC_4634DSC_4640DSC_4643Shopping for Xmas trees.IMG_0137IMG_0140Our Wake football player and cheerleader!DSC_4675Aunt Joan and Uncle Curtis came to the game with us and they brought the kids cookie pops!  They own the Cookie House at the mall!DSC_4653Enthusiastic Wake fans!DSC_4662Church outfits today.  Same outfits as Thursday if you didn’t notice!DSC_4681DSC_4683DSC_4690The four kids listening to the community band today.IMG_0146Maybe one day they’ll get married and we can show them this picture!IMG_0148Lindy was practicing for the Mary role in the Christmas play.  DSC_4701I’ve had to wear my glasses all weekend so we switched glasses.  She saw mine and said, “I like them!” DSC_4702The kids are obsessed with playing with pillows to make gates and they have sleepovers such as this one going on in our bathroom.  DSC_4703