I hope you all had a fabulous holiday weekend! Thanksgiving is truly my favorite and always has been, so I was sad to see the weekend end. We had a fun weekend celebrating Ella’s first holiday, but of course didn’t take nearly enough photos. I really need to work on that!
Thanksgiving day we got up and headed to my parents’ house in the morning, just in time to catch most of the Macy’s parade. Watching the parade is a huge tradition in my family, and its one I love getting Abbie excited about. She watched a lot of it this year, in between making Play Dough circles – she’s become obsessed with Play Dough lately!
My whole family was on hand, so Ella slept in nearly everyone’s arms. Tough work being three weeks old on your first Thanksgiving, huh? My in-laws came down in the afternoon to have Thanksgiving with us, and it was really nice to have both my family and Chris’ together in one place. We’re very lucky in that our parents get along and enjoy each others’ company – it just makes everything easier.
Friday Chris had to work, so I spent the day bingeing on Gilmore Girls at home with both girls. Abbie was a trooper in letting me get through all four episodes in one day – I was determined to not have anyone spoil the ending for me, so I wanted to watch them all as soon as I could!
We spent Saturday doing our normal errands and watching our Hokies beat UVA for the 13th year in a row, and Sunday we headed to the mall to walk around. Before we knew it, Abbie had suckered us (well, me really) into waiting in the line for Santa. I was totally unprepared for it, but she had a blast.
As expected, she hopped right up next to him and told him “I would like Anna and Elsa barbies,” with no fear. She then was wondering why she didn’t get it right away and we had to explain that she has to wait for Christmas! It was a great weekend, but I’m glad to have things back to normal for a little while!