I've had the entire week off for Thanksgiving and it has been an absolute blast. I'm so thankful for this one on one time with Aubrey before baby Moots arrives. Aubrey has been absolutely hilarious and I can honestly say I love spending my days with her because she is so dang fun! Don't get me wrong...I savor ever minute of naptime...but she is a hoot to hang out with.
We have done so much baking this Thanksgiving and Aubrey has been right up in the mix...literally. She loves to make brownies and muffins, but actually she just likes to eat the batter.
Forget the spoon...go in for the dive.
HAHA! She's a mess!
We've been so blessed to have received hand-me-downs from various family members. I swear I haven't had to buy more than a few outfits for Aubrey up to this point. It is the biggest blessing. This Minnie costume was a treat for Ms. Priss.
We spent a lot of time this week playing with our toys and trying on various outfits!
And even though it's been extremely cold and rainy, Aubrey has insisted on being outside. I swear this was at 8:00 in the morning. She loves to swing!
Having Daddy home has been a blast. Christian has switched from working 7a-7p to mostly 3a-3p which has been wonderful for our family (and my sanity). Having him home in the evenings is a huge help and I honestly think it has made a huge impact on Bre. Daddy's are so important and I'm so thankful Christian is willing to make that early morning sacrifice to be home with us in the evenings.
On Monday evening we went to my brother's house for our annual "friends" thanksgiving. It's a great time with just friends and everyone brings a side dish or dessert. My brother makes a turkey and a PRIME RIB! Holla!
On Wednesday we spent the day at Nana and Papa's with all our family. We had a fabulous lunch and just sat around for the entire day chatting and having fun. I love that Christian's family is so laid back and easy going, we literally just spend the day over there talking. It's different from my family cause we are usually done with each other after a few hours! HAHA! Just kidding.
On Thanksgiving morning, I felt terrible. All the rich food from Wednesday did my pregnant self in. Christian had to work until 3, so I was in bed watching Curious George with Bre most of the morning. My mom came over and visited me which helped pep me up and at least let me get a hot shower.
That afternoon, once Christian got off, we all met up at my brother's house for my family's Thanksgiving feast. It was just my family and it was so intimate and special. We had delicious food and enjoyed watching all the girls play. I love that Aubrey loves her cousins so much...she adores each and every one.
Aubrey and Ciel fight over toys like crazy but they really do love each other! Aubrey is going in for a kiss!
More sweet cousin love...
We ended our holiday week with a special dinner out with my family. My dad took us (minus all kids) to Ruth's Chris Steakhouse and boy oh boy was it delicious. As if we all needed another big meal. We had so much fun just sitting around the table talking and eating mouth watering steaks! Talk about a great way to end our week!
Tomorrow is back to the daily grind, but we have so much to look forward too in the coming weeks!
Hope everyone's Thanksgiving was wonderful!