With soccer over for the season, we slowed down a little bit in November. We spent the month mostly counting down to when all our family would get here for Thanksgiving, add in a little stomach bug and that sums up our month.
Annabelle had a day off of school so we made the most of it. Heading out to "window" shop at a couple toy stores and pet stores, before a haircut and lunch out.
The kiddos looking for things to add to the important Christmas list
Maybe a fish?
Only her second haircut ever
After window shopping for themselves Annabelle and Hudson did some real shopping for Operation Christmas Child.
Dropping of their boxes
Annabelle had the entire week of Thanksgiving off and thanks to the stomach bug a few days extra before. We stuck close to home a we got the house ready for guests and food ready for our feast.
Getting the brine ready for the turkey
Our Chef in training
The Annabelle and Naz Art Show
(Watching them create the art was part of their show)
Nice weather meant trips to the park
Uncle Jed just one of the kids
Uncle Noah finally arrived and showed the kiddos how to really play
The Tuinstras brought one more guest- Hoppy their pet rabbit
Sam and I spent the time doing what we enjoy...cooking
After our big meal it was on to enjoying our company and time together.
Annabelle and I playing My Little Pony Game
Pile on Uncle Noah
With the extra help available Sam, Opa and Noah went to work hanging up the lights on the house making quick work of it.
The kids and I got started on decorating our own house.
It was then time for some fresh air so we took a walk with the family...
...and returned to our lights glowing.
During the month of November each day the kids write something they are thankful for on a leaf and hang it up. Annabelle's are on the left, Hudson's on the right. I love what they come up with.
Friends, house, weather, trees, games.... Toys, Mommy, Monster Trucks, Burps.....