Monday, November 28, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving Week

Hello and Happy Monday! Last week my little fam bam took a trip to Wisconsin and stayed in a hotel while Landon had meetings at UW. The boys and I ate, went swimming, and at least one of us napped. After spending a good day and night there, we packed up the car again [because don't you know you can't travel with two little people and only take in one or two bags, you have to take all of the things inside] and headed to my sister's house in Minnesota. We arrived just before the bad snow weather came in and in time for some dinner and visiting before it was time to put the boys to bed. We hadn't planned on getting there that early, but once we were inside and watching the sleet/snow fall, we were so thankful we made it there just in time to miss driving in it.

The first night all four of us slept in my niece's bedroom, she was nice and let us take over it while we were visiting, and it was terrible. At around two in the morning Oliver joined Landon and I in the full size bed for a fitful night of sleep rest. Emerson started screaming/crying/whining around five in the morning and begging for a snack and water. After eating his snack of craisins he wanted to get out of his tent and start the day, but we didn't let him. Then, when I was going over to talk to him about something, he threw up. Note: DO NOT give your child a snack of craisins on a practically empty stomach. It wouldn't have been what I chose to give him, but it was what he got and then he was sick. Three times. Oh my goodness.

Our plans to visit the Mall of America fell through that morning after his sickness started and we spent the day hanging out at my sister's house instead. It was quiet and calm and ended up being a nice day of quiet while everyone was at school or work. Thankfully I think it was just a bad case of craisins and Emerson wasn't sick any more and no one else was either.

Our visit with my sister passed quickly, we fixed a lot of food, ate, hung out, played, rested, and did a little shopping. After the first night of terrible sleep, Landon and Emerson moved to the playroom and slept in there and everyone slept so much better! Thank goodness. In the past, my sister and I have usually gone Black Friday Shopping at the Mall of America because it's not too far from where they live, but this year we decided not to go and stayed home instead. We headed to Target around 9:30 or so when Oliver was going down for his nap, and it was less crowded then our Target gets here on Move-In weekend in August. It was a nice way to spend the morning and get a few things we needed anyhow.

The Friday night after Thanksgiving, her town does a little Holiday Stroll, so after the boys woke up from their naps and ate a little dinner, we bundled up and headed to town. We saw Santa, Emerson got to ride on a reindeer sleigh ride, pick out some Christmas cookies, see a live Nativity, and watch a parade. It was a fun and cold way to spend the evening. Even though we saw Santa that night, I'm thinking we just might have to try and visit him one more time since my camera battery died as I was going to take their picture with him.

I packed our stuff up as best I could before we put the boys to bed and in the morning we headed out fairly early to make the long trip back home. Thankfully we made pretty good time and the boys were happy to watch Daniel Tiger for entertainment. It was a good visit with my sister and in Wisconsin, but it was good to get home. I'm a homebody at heart and hate to be gone for too long.

Anyhow, we're back now and I'm finishing up getting our Christmas decorations up, doing lots of laundry, and doing all of the other things. This post didn't start out as a recap, but that's just kind of how it ended up going, you're welcome ;)

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Also, since today is Cyber Monday, my whole shop is 20% off with the coupon code HAPPYMONDAY   there are diaper clutches, paci clips, bow ties for babies and toddlers, and burp cloths. They would make the prefect little gift for you and your own little ones or for friends who have little ones. Happy Shopping to you, I hope you get lots of good deals and shopping done if you haven't already!

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Also, what is going on with Blogger? The feed I've been using for following your blogs is gone! Now all I can do is look at my own posts and blog info. I need to see yours! Has this happened to anyone else or is it just me?

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Anyhow, Happy Monday, friends! I hope it's a good one.


Lindsay at Lindsay'sSweetWorld said...

What a great weekend! Minus the lack of sleep and the sickness, of course. Haha.

Blogger just recently changed everything, but if you look at the list on the left, second from the bottom you'll see "Reading List." Just click that and your blogs will show up again!

Amy said...

Glad that Emerson is feeling better & that no one else got sick! I'm so bummed we couldn't get together while you were in WI. Hopefully some day!

Courtney said...

I switched to reading all of my blogs on bloglovin a while ago, but I noticed that with my blogger too! I was like...what happened?! lol

Glad you had a happy thanksgiving! :)

Sarah said...

You are brave going to the MOA!

Susannah said...

I'm glad you had a great Thanksgiving - minus the night of sleep, of course!