Friday, November 27, 2009
Thanksgiving Pool Time!
Peanut's first Thanksgiving has been as laid back as they get. We decided with heavy hearts not to go to my Family Thanksgiving Extravaganza in Delaware. It was the first one I have missed since I was 12 and it would have been the 10th Thanksgiving that Papa Bear has attended. But with a 2 1/2 year old and an 8 month old, the traffic, the 65 people at the Thanksgiving event on top of Peanut's first ear infection and Little Man's cough - we opted for staying put. Not to mention that last year's Thanksgiving saw Little Man running bare naked through my cousin's house after an escape from a diaper change.
So Thanksgiving saw us all in our pajamas all day, already prepared food from the grocery store and tons of low key time at home. It was great - although we really did miss all of the family (not to mention great food) that we normally see.
Since we were actually in town for the holiday weekend we had to come up with some fun family time that didn't involve going anywhere near anything even slightly retail related on Black Friday. So after Peanut napped (while Little Man and Papa Bear rode bikes) we all headed out to the local recreation center for some swimming. This was Peanut's first time in a real pool (if you remember he had a brief foray in the pool on our porch at the end of the summer). He loved it. He splashed and played and tried to use his new weightlessness in the pool to aid in his crawling technique. He loved this pool floaty and we rode in it with gusto. We knew when he had enough when he laid his head down on the side of the float and tried to go to sleep. Which didn't put a damper on Little Man's fun as he continued to try and swim like a dolphin and run through the water.
The house is a mess, meals have not been well balanced, projects are half way done and tons of family fun has been had. Next up - decorating for Christmas!!!