What a whirlwind of a weekend! I had 5 days off but we were busy busy the entire time to the point where it almost wasn’t that enjoyable. We were able to split time pretty evenly with our three dinners thanks to one of them being on Wednesday so that was really nice. Beckett got to play with lots of kiddos and really enjoyed himself.
First up on Thursday we headed to my cousin’s house for lunch with my dad’s side of the family. We ate some really yummy food and some of the adults played a really fun game of Cards Against Humanity while the kids played outside. We had a great time with this fun group!
We left there and headed to my Mom’s house for dinner with her side of the family.
On Friday Joey worked so Beckett and I hung out and had lunch with my mom. When he got off, we left B with Mom and headed to Toys-r-Us. We racked up for Beckett and can’t wait to see how excited he’ll be when he sees all his stuff this year. This is the second year in a row that we’ve gone shopping on Black Friday late in the evening and still came home with exactly what we went for (+ more). No thank you to getting up early and trying to fight crowds! That night we went to see the Speedway in Lights with my family and though B was tired by the time we actually got in, I think he really enjoyed it.
Saturday morning we got up early and headed to breakfast with Santa. We loved doing this last year and are so thankful that our friends had extra seats reserved this year and invited us to go with them. It’s a fun way for kids to get to see and interact with Santa instead of just standing in line and being tossed on his lap for a quick picture. It’s not rushed and we were able to enjoy pancakes while watching other kids visit with Santa before we took our turn.
Sunday was spent adding a little more Christmas cheer to our home. We’ve had our tree and some outdoor decor up for a few weeks now but the tree wasn’t decorated and the outside was just missing something. I made some bows that we added to the window swags and outdoor trees and we finally decorated our tree inside. For the first time ever, I didn’t decorate with blue and I’m not mad about it one bit! 🙂 We also put up Beckett’s Christmas train set around our tree and he has never been more excited about anything in his short little life! He was glowing, jumping, screaming, and dancing when we turned it on for the first time. It was the sweetest!!
Now that Thanksgiving is over, I’m counting down the days until the Christmas party that I host for my girlfriends and my 16 day break from work! Bring on all things Christmas!!