Happy Friday! Has it been a really long week for anyone else? I’m pretty excited to be heading out tonight with some twin moms for our holiday party.
Speaking of holidays, I wanted to share a little about our Thanksgiving, and also show/tell you about how we’re getting ready for Christmas.
We had a really nice Thanksgiving. As you’ll remember, I wanted to not get to stressed about the holiday, as you can see in this POST. So, the day went mostly as planned.
We watched some of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. We saw a teaser that Thomas the Train would be in it, so we not-so-patiently waited for him to make his appearance. By the time they finally showed him, which was for about 2 seconds, we had to get ready to leave. Since I already had all the kids clothes picked out (and mine too!) getting ready was pretty easy. We then headed over to my In-laws’ house for snacks/lunch.
When we got there, the boys watched a little racing on TV, then played cars and had a few snacks.
We then headed to my parent’s house for dinner. All the cousins played together (my brother has 4 girls,) we ate dinner, drank some wine, and fed the kids lots of whipped cream with a little pumpkin pie.
We then dressed them in jammies, got them home, and I went out shopping. Yes, I was that crazy lady out at Target and the mall at 10 pm. It wasn’t very busy, and I got most of my Christmas shopping done, so I consider that a win.
Getting ready for Christmas
On Saturday late afternoon/early evening, we started setting up our Christmas tree forest. You see, we don’t just have one fake plastic tree, we have a whole bunch….in every color. Most have lights, some are sparkly, one is a pink Hello Kitty Tree, and none of them look real at all. We all love them.
Now, this is the first year that we don’t have a gate around the trees, so we didn’t put up any of the ornaments. There are lots of plastic ball ornaments, but none of the breakable, cute ones I’ve been collecting since I was little. Maybe in another couple years we will be able to trust the twins with those. Maybe.
We also hung our stockings over our fireplace, got our advent calendar out, and got our books out for our Countdown-to-Christmas.
The boys all had a lot of fun decorating, and wearing Santa hats. My oldest even found some cotton to make a beard.
We still have plans to drive around to see the holiday lights, make a gingerbread train (Dad is making it after Mom made a total disaster gingerbread house last year,) and watch more Christmas movies.
Home for the Holiday?
As for Christmas this year, I’m not too sure of our plans for the actual day.
We always spend Christmas Eve at my Mom’s, and this year, we’re going to go to my husband’s family party later in the night. On Christmas morning, we open presents at our house from Santa, then usually head to my husband’s cousin’s house. This year, his cousin has family from the other side in town, so they are not hosting.
While I enjoy getting to see everyone, I’m thinking it might be really nice to just stay home this year. That way, the kids can stay in jammies, play with their toys, and maybe even take a nap…since I know that we will all be up at 6 am excited to see what Santa brought.
It would just be so nice for everyone to come to us, but I guess we’ll just play it by ear for now.
So, what are your plans for Christmas this year….since it’s coming up in about 2 weeks?!?!