Monday, November 30, 2009

Thanksgiving weekend

We packed so much holiday goodness into the four day weekend. Thursday it started raining at 4am and didn't stop once until late that night. We hoped for a walk in the morning but ended up watching James and the Giant Peach. Luckily Starbucks stays opens on holidays so we went out late morning and had a lattes and cinnamon rolls and people watched for awhile. Oliver wore his turkey hat that he had made at school which was a real conversation starter. Mid afternoon we ate and ate ate and had genuinely had a really nice time over at LD' sisters house. Friday morning we got up early and went downtown for the parade. The marching bands were by far our favorite. We did a little shopping, drank more coffee and then went home. I snuck out to see New Moon, which was completely awesome. Late that afternoon we went up to the zoo for Zoo Lights. When we got there it was dusk and the wolves were howling, very new moon I should add ;) We got right in line for the train and caught the first run out. We huddled under the blanket and saw all the holiday lights. Oliver loved every minute. Saturday I junk shopped with a friend and then the family went out for a hike on the trails Washington Park. Totally exhausted but happy.










7 comments:

♥ miss.michelle said...

...such sweet photos. Thanks for sharing your lovely weekend with us.

~michelle.f

Florence said...

That was a busy weekend I must say, you accomplished a lot, and it sounds like it was memory making all on its own. I love going for coffee, it is such a comfort item, sure we can make it at home, but there is something to say about letting some one else make it for us. Have a great week. Florence

Frau said...

What a wonderful long weekend! Sounds like a dream!Your lil turkey is a doll.

april in iowa said...

I miss those kinds of weekends when our son was younger and was immersed in three different sports at one time constantly! The hike seems like the perfect touch to Thanksgiving weekend. Along with that magical train. But Oliver's hat takes the cake. He's a cutie pie. :)

labonnefemme1 said...

I am truly thankful to see your loving, beautiful family. Happy Holidays R!

S

Tara said...

Sounds like a magical weekend! Love Oliver's hat...one thing I have come to realize, there is something infectious about children and there excitement for the little things, like LIGHTS!

the wild raspberry said...

those are great.
chasity