Did you have a nice Thanksgiving? Did you get to spend time with your family? I hope you had a great time.
I’m writing this post ahead of time, as I mentioned HERE. So, I’m hoping my Thanksgiving wasn’t stressful, and that I got some great bargains shopping during Black Friday.
I haven’t posted about the kids or my family for a while, so I thought I would just do a quick update on everyone and everything that’s happening in our World right now.
I’m happy to report that we’ve been doing more things together as a family. I think that we’ve had at least one family activity per weekend for the last month.
The boys were all invited to a birthday party together, and they had a great time. It was at one of those inflatable activity centers, so they were having fun exploring, bouncing, and sliding. Well, only my oldest and little guy went down the big slide. My big guy was afraid.
Another weekend, we took the boys to a beautiful area to see the leaves change. We actually missed most of them, but it was still really pretty. It is a place called Holy Hill, and there is a gorgeous church there. Only my oldest got to stay inside for a while, as the twins were being way to noisy. We walked through the paths in the woods where they have the 10 Devotions. Everyone had fun walking down the hill, but going back up to get out was a whole other story. Hungry, cranky, and tired were their names at that point, and 2 of 3 had to be carried.
Last weekend, we took a trip to IKEA and the Legoland Activity Center. I’m going to do a separate post on the Legoland Activity Center because we had a lot of fun, and I have lots of pictures to share.
IKEA was not as fun. We went with the purpose of getting a big rug for our living room. Our carpet had seen it’s last days, and since we have hard wood underneath, my husband ripped it all out one evening. It looks great, but it’s a little slippery for those crazy, active toddlers. Anyways, we did get a rug, but at least one child was crying during the whole time we were in the store. We are such mean parents not buying our kids every toy they demand.
My 6-year-old has been doing great in Kindergarten. We had his first teacher’s conference, and that went really well. He’s making friends, starting to really work on reading, and his grip of his pen/pencil/crayon/marker is getting so much better.
I still go to his Art class every Friday, and it’s just awesome. They finished their first project, which was a tribute to Pete Mondrian. They have now moved on to Henry Matisse. They have been pretending to be his helpers, and are doing the steps to making a collage, as Henry did when he got sick. Did I mention how much I love his Art teacher?!
The only area my son is not doing well in is eating. He rarely finishes his lunch, and getting him to eat dinner is a struggle too. He had his 6 year wellness visit, and that concerned the doctor too. So, we’re back to whole milk, and trying anything and everything to get him to eat.
The twins have been just as wild and crazy as ever. They are talking a lot, but it’s still a little hard to understand them. Especially, my little guy. Just tonight he wanted me to read the Honey Pillow…which is The Hungry Caterpillar. They also refuse to call their oldest brother by his name. Even though his name is Bex, and they can say their B’s, they call him Dexy. Ah twins and their twin language…maybe?
Mom and Dad
My husband has been working a lot, but not as many late nights or on the weekends, which is awesome.
I’ve been sticking to my healthy eating, and hitting the gym a couple of times a week…mostly. I’m still taking Ballet every week!
And that about wraps it up. I hope you’re enjoying your long weekend, if you have the time off. If you’re working, I hope you’re making lots of extra money.
Did you have a nice Thanksgiving? Do any shopping? If you got any good deals, I need to know!
Kristin C says
I would actually love to play on one of those inflated play places too 😉 growing up is over-rated :p
Karen Yannacio Morse says
Twin language always intrigues me… its totally something that exists, and its so cool. 😉
Great post! Your kids are beautiful!
HAHAH, the pictures of the boys in their little skeletal outfits are so friggin cute 🙂
What terribly mean parents you are, dragging your kids to Ikea with nary a toy in sight! LOL, that places fills me with all kinds of anxiety (ALL THE ROOMS! SO MUCH TEMPTATION!) and my boyfriend and I manage to have at least three fights before we make it to the checkout lane. SO MUCH credit to you for schlepping the whole family!
Hope you had a happy Thanksgiving!
Ha! Too funny! Hope you had a great one too.
So glad to hear the awesome updates on your family! And I love the art projects that your oldest is doing. I think it’s really cool they are doing it with that age!
fox (@fox_emm) says
I love the train photos. So cute! Our Thanksgiving was very low key, just my partner and I, since he just got a kidney transplant and his immune system is wiped out. (Curse you, flu season!) We loved it, though. It sounds like you guys had a great week. 🙂
Elizabeth O. says
Looks like you had a fulfilling Friday! It’s always nice to spend everyday with family, especially the kids.
hopefully the eating habits for the older son will improve. best wishes
Your kids are too cute!
I actually love reading posts like these.
Family times are so important and always good. I hear you one the kids being hungry, cranky, and tired when they’ve been out too long. So glad to know you are staying healthy!
Shopping can do that to the little ones but especially in Ikea because there are so many cool things for kids to touch and look at and want. Glad you are able to get some time for yourself to exercise. That is so important.
Your kids are so beautiful! We had a nice Thanksgiving and we also celebrate my daughter’s birthday.
i really like the pic of the boys in matching jumpers, so cute
Such a great post and your kids was so adorable.
Nicole Herose Cochingco Escat says
Your twins looks having a fun family day, they’re cute.
Penny Struebig says
I’m impressed that you’re taking ballet! That’s awesome!
Looks like you had a lot of fun with your twins . I always wanted twins love the way they seems to bond so tight with each other its like they create their own sign language thanks for sharing.
Fashionable Librarian says
Family is everything at the end of the day. Before you know it they all grow up so make the most of these times
Tanisha @ ThriftyNYmom says
Aw I hope you guys did have a nice Thanksgiving. I wasn’t feeling well so I had to forgo the festivities with my family this year 🙁
I can’t wait to see pics from your Legoland trip! I’ve never been and I’m dying to take my son! 🙂
Hope you’re feeling better!
Nora Spaulding (@thepetitemrs) says
It sounds like your family is doing the very best they can and showing great improvement in many areas-I love hearing about how neat it is to have twins! 🙂 So glad I found your blog! Happy Saturday! P.S don’t forget to treat yourself once and a while-self love is important!
Neely (@Neelykins) says
Awesome for you for sticking to healthy eating especially this time of year!!
Acadiana'sThriftyMom (@acadianathrifty) says
What a beautiful church and beautiful babies <3
Claudette Esterine says
I am so happy that you had a great Thanksgiving and time out shopping. We celebrated Thanksgiving in October and Black Friday is not such a big deal to many here, including me.
Nancy L (@CosmetologyNerd) says
We had a lovely thanksgiving, your boys look adorable, what a cute little family
Rita @ How Fantastic says
Those matching hoodies are too cute!
Beautiful family! Happy Thanksgiving 🙂
My son is also in kinder! Glad he’s doing well!!!
I love your son’s painting. It sounds like you’ve been busy.
Your boys are adorable. Our twin girls fight a lot, but when they are outside the house, they are the best allies.
Eileen xo says
Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Such a beautiful family! That church is beautiful, enjoy your family time!
Ana De Jesus says
Twins have an unspoken bond and it truly is quite remarkable. Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving in that beautiful church.
Looks like a fun bunch!
Great post and your kids are so cute!
Jojo Vito says
doings things with your family is a great way to really strengthen the bonding..keep it up!!!
I did laugh at the Honey Pillow (hungry caterpillar). My son only says one word a bit ‘off’ now, but I let him because it’ll be gone soon, and that’ll be proof positive that he’s way too big already. 😉
Shaylee Field says
What a great update! It’s nice to see you’ve had more time together during the weekend to do things as a family and you’ve been working less late nights 🙂
Ann B (@AnnBac9) says
Sounds llke you spent some lovely time together. The kids look so cute in their hoodies.
I’m late to the party, but love your site! Sounds like my family wasn’t the only sick one that missed that dinner! Twin language…LOL. Mine would talk to us but not each other until they were over three. They would look at one another and make little grunts and sounds to communticate from super early and it was hard to get them out of!!(They totally got it, though!) I’ll come back…btw…I already read LegoLand…it’s a drive from here but I’m totally going!
Awe. Thank you so much. How old are your twins now?
Jenn Peters says
I love IKEA. Sometimes I’m a bit like your boys and want everything I see 😉