Friday, December 26, 2014

Thanksgiving [2014]

We had a nice, low key Thanksgiving this year.  We stayed here in Des Moines because we felt like it was too close to baby time to travel very far and had a great day... our last holiday as a family of 4!
The Macy's Parade on tv was a big hit with this guy.  Especially the Thomas the Train balloon and the marching bands!
We got the Christmas tree put up and decked the halls... minimally.  I didn't put a ton out this year as I was thinking ahead to how I might manage putting it away in a few weeks with 2 toddlers and a newborn!

I really wanted to take the kids to the Festival of Trees last year but it just didn't happen so this year, we made sure to go!  Let's just say it was a hit.  And we lucked out because it was not very busy on Thanksgiving Day.  Lainey loves all ,sparkly decorated things of any kind and Wyatt found quite a few trees that he enjoyed... one with IPTV characters and one with lots of cars and trucks.
She posed and asked for her picture in front of several trees.
Very proud of this super cute craft!
Wyatt was digging the farm themed tree.
Wyatt agreed to get close to Santa only because he was giving out candy canes.  Both of my kids have an extreme fear of the jolly old man.

They took a ride on the Christmas choo choo too!

We made a little mini Thanksgiving dinner to enjoy too.  I'll take any excuse to eat things like green bean casserole and mashed potatoes!

We started a new tradition and got the kids new Christmas jammies and wrapped them up and let them open them that night to enjoy all throughout the Christmas season!

So much love!  Glad we got to enjoy Thanksgiving Day together!

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