The three of us spent Thanksgiving day lounging and cooking together. We did lots of block building and book reading too. Owen has recently begun to attempt to build with his blocks instead of always just knocking them over. It's neat to see his mind working, trying to figure out how to put the blocks on top of one another. Sometimes he get's it, but usually he ends up knocking everything down anyway. He's also shown a real interest in books lately too. His favorites are Good Night Moon and Good Night Vermont. We read them about 6 times each per day (no exaggerations) and Mommy and Daddy can both recite them without looking at the pages. We are looking forward to Christmas when Santa hopefully brings him some new ones to add to our pile.
Black Friday has always been a day of shopping for me. In the last few years, Ben had gotten into it too, but we had to figure out a new routine this year. I woke up at 4 am and headed out the door to join the crowds at Target and Kohl's. I was back before 7 am, and found Owen and Ben still sleeping! As quiet as I could, I made them breakfast and put my goodies away. It was such a great way to spend the morning; shopping and surprising my two favorite boys with a hot breakfast! We relaxed and played for most of the day, but did go out for round 2 of shopping later in the afternoon.
Here are some pictures from the weekend:
Owen enjoying his first Thanksgiving dinner
Our Thanksgiving weekend wouldn't be complete without a walk to the playground.