The remainder of our Thanksgiving break was pretty low key with only one big family outing for a little shopping, then some local things like grocery trips, a fresh air run around Cross Tides, and a whole lot of hanging out at home.
Lawter did a lot of swinging back and forth on seeming like she was feeling better, so we laid pretty low. That's not to say we didn't get a lot accomplished though! We have busy weekends headed our way (who doesn't?!) so we did a Christmas blitz and strategically selected and arranged decorations for minimal work and maximum effect, grabbed a tree, tossed some ornaments on it, then tucked everything else back away in the attic and that's that! Now the little bit of time we'll have at home during the month can be spent enjoying our pretty decor and lights (and wrestling the toddler away from the tree).
And decorating the tree with Lawtie went pretty much exactly as anticipated.
Within SECONDS, she'd run over to the open ornament box, grabbed two personalized glass balls from the selection and smashed them against one another. Fortunately this (miraculously) didn't result in any injuries and once she stopped crying from the surprise of it, she immediately scooped up a handful of ornament hooks to fling around the room. Awesome. We allowed her to place one ornament on the tree (which she placed, then removed, placed, then removed, repeat) until we sent her off for naptime and finished it ourselves : ) Now she still removes that one ornament a few times per day but otherwise (knock on wood), the tree is faring relatively well in her presence. We'll see how wrapped gifts hold up once there are some under there!
Other moments from the weekend:
We had a girls' morning out with my Mom and hit up a friends' jewelry show and did lunch.
Got in a little fitnessing with a RIPPED class to work off some turkey.
Heyyyy 26 weeks.
Enjoying some sunshine at the river
Decorated a mini tree for L's room
Some dessert bars I made for Thanksgiving. Nilla wafer crust, cream cheese, pumpkin, coconut, dried cranberries, white chips, nuts- lots of good stuff.
Lawter and I had an early morning dance party in the kitchen while picking at all the yummy toppings that fell off these. It didn't take her long to figure out that she really likes the white chips. Breakfast of champions.
and one of the cutest moments from the weekend: my little gal pal getting the waffle making started for mama. All I had done was set the bisquick and mixing bowl out while I pulled out other things and I looked over and L had taken the bag out of the box, unclipped it, and was digging in to sprinkle it into the bowl. (aaannnd all over herself in the process) Funny little person!