Thursday, November 24, 2011

Our recipe for a no fuss Thanksgiving

Low key. That's how we roll over here. Thanksgiving was the 4 of us this year, so we lounged around, took naps, and when we got hungry had a turkey dinner with about 150 people (that we don't know) at Cracker Barrel.

After dinner, we went to golfland where Parker played miniature golf for the first time. I'm surprised it's taken us this long to take him. Mark and I did this all the time in our pre-kid years.

I lasted about 8 holes. I couldn't exactly see the ball. We were the only ones out there, so there was no embarassment to be had when Parker started climbing and jumping all over everything. He made it through about 12 holes before he lost interest.

Golfland has a "Winter Wonderland" course that's all decked out with Christmas decorations. Not holiday decorations, Christmas decorations. I enjoyed it, I was just surprised. Anything religious is usually shunned from business. They even had a nativity.

I really enjoyed Thanksgiving this year. It doesn't get more relaxing than that. Next year though! That'll be my year! I vow to cook my first Thanksgiving dinner. Bring on the stress and the expense of Thanksgiving dinner.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Sooo Original

We put so much thought and effort into our boys' costumes this year, I can't belive it's taken me nearly a month to post a picture.

Two Buzz Lightyears... they were only 2 of the dozen or so at the trunk-or-treat.

While these costumes reflect mine and Mark's enthusiasm about the holiday, Parker was excited beyond excited. He wore his costume every day leading up to Halloween and insisted that his brother put on his Buzz costume as well.

So while they may not have been the most original, it sure was fun because Parker's chronic Buzz lightyear impersonations were priceless. (Until he got to preschool and Buzz Lightyear, Spiderman, Ironman, and Thomas the train (???) all started showing their super hero powers that included beating each other up.) You couldn't help but feel why dressing up is so exciting to little kids.