Sunday, November 29, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend

We had everyone over for Thanksgiving at our house again this year. The Jurney's couldn't make it because Don's parents were in town and Kristen went to Austin to spend it with her family, but everyone else came over. I so enjoy having everyone over to our house. It's always pretty easy planning since everyone brings something or more than 1 thing and we have the boys bring us our wine - so we're all set!

We started off the morning with a little Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV. We thought Avery would enjoy seeing all the floats and bands and boy were we right. The only thing we didn't think to do was tape it so we could watch it again. Lesson learned for next year!

Her favorites - M&M's

Her other favorite who were not expecting to see on a float - Ziggy Marley singing "Family Time". Good thing we have rewind on the TV :)

It just wouldn't be right for us to not go to the park on Thanksgiving morning. We seem to do this every year and it's such a nice break from preparing the Thanksgiving meal.

A couple months ago she couldn't even get up on this by herself - now she's a PRO! It really does go by so fast!

On Friday, Tim had to work so we met up with Alicia and Shea, our friends from Austin, Megan & Wyatt, and one of their friends with her daughter. Wyatt will be 2 in a couple months and this was the first time for us to meet him in person. I feel like we know him so well though because we read up on the fantastic things he does through his blog. He is one super cute dude!!

The kids grew attached to this wagon who we had no idea whose it was. Apparently the owner didn't care that our kids took it over and played with it for a good part of our park visit.

Come on can pull them!!

The Mommy's and their kiddos

After nap, Avery and I played with her friends who we don't see too often anymore - Bear, Dora & Cowboy. She looks so big sitting next to them now.

Avery taking pictures with her camera

Friday night we met up with some of our great friends from out-of-town, Adam & Sofia & Todd and some of our great friends in town, the Lairsens, Cason and Nathan. We had dinner at the Urban Crust in downtown Plano which we have become a big fan of. Great food, great prices, great rooftop bar - what more can you ask for?? Check it out if you get a chance.

Happy Thanksgiving 2009!

Christmas Stuff

Some of our fun Christmas stuff that has been going on:

Avery made this snowman at preschool and they put her pic in it

The class school pic for X-mas

Avery's personalized gymnast ornament to put on her new tree

Daddy and Avery getting ready to put her tree up...she's ready to put that ornament on it!

Uh-oh...this was inevitable right! Not even up yet and she has a missing leg. Nothing a little super glue can't fix.

More ornaments for our big tree in the living room

Check out the fiber optic tree Nana gave Avery this year. We are overflowing with X-Mas trees!

Watching the snow from the coziness of inside. How perfect!

Avery's decorated tree in her playroom. We have new ornaments for it...her gymnast, a letter "A", snowman, butterfly, & cupcake

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Gobble, Gobble, Gobble Weekend

Happy Thanksgiving Day 2010!!

Today we started the day off with watching the Thanksgiving parade and Avery really enjoyed it.

Some of her favorite floats were the Giant Turkey:

The M&M's of course

And to our surprise, Ziggy Marley, singing Family Time. This one we watched over and over again!

We of course had to go to the park. Something we have done every year with Avery on this day.

Over the weekend, we met our friends, Megan and Wyatt, in from Austin as well as Shea and Alicia and some other friends at a local park. The kids had a blast playing with each other while the Mommies got to catch up. They also took over this wagon who we had no idea who it belonged to...the owners finally came and took it back but they played with it forever before it was gone :)

Wyatt trying to pull the girls

The Mommies and their kiddos

Avery hanging out with her pals, Bear, Dora and Cowboy

and, taking photos of them

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Avery is Thankful for...

Today I was explaining to Avery that everyone was coming over for Thanksgiving lunch tomorrow. This is how our conversation went:

Me: Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and everyone is coming to our house to eat our Big Turkey dinner with us.

Avery: Why??

Me: Because it's a special holiday that we celebrate with family and friends to celebrate how thankful we are for the blessings in our lives. What are you thankful for??

Avery: Chicken Nuggets

Me: What else?

Avery: Ketchup

Me: Anything else?

Avery: Macaroni & Cheese

I'm sure she is thankful for these things since they are the things she eats all the time, but I think she got a little confused and was telling me what she was going to eat tomorrow too. Since, everything the adults would be eating is "too yucky" for her! We'll have to try again later.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Too Many Trees to Choose From

We went up to Garden Ridge after dinner to let Avery pick out a X-Mas tree for her playroom to decorate. There were so many to choose does one pick??