One of my absolute favorite holiday traditions is our Thanksgiving tablecloth. When we moved into our new house in 2012, I bought a tablecloth and some fabric pens. Each year, we put the tablecloth on our main table right after Halloween, and then on Thanksgiving, we write a note about the things we are thankful for from the past year. I love looking back on the past notes and seeing what has changed and what has stayed the same. I also love looking at how my daughter’s thoughts and writing has progressed.
Since we’ve all been so stressed with family, we decided to take some special time to visit the Safari Park with our brother-in-law and his family. We booked a special tour (so we didn’t need to take the giant tram) and had personalized info about the animals, as well as all our questions answered. After a fun day, we stopped by their house for dinner and some games before heading home.
This just makes me so happy! I loved this dress when I was younger, and my mom saved it in case I ever had a daughter. So here’s my daughter wearing a dress I wore, holding a picture of me wearing the dress (with my brothers in the picture as well). LOVE IT!
My husband is obsessed with board games. Like crazy obsessed. For his birthday, he often likes to get friends together to come over and play games. It’s basically an excuse to get people over to game. We were fortunate that his brother was able to come, despite fighting cancer. It was one of the last times he looked healthy and happy-go-lucky. We really enjoyed this time together. It was a great gift for my husband.
I can’t believe she’s so big!
First day at a new school in big-kid classes!
Over the summer, we took a trip down to San Diego to visit Legoland. There were these awesome 3 day tickets at costco, and we stayed a bit further away, so we were able to have a great trip without spending too much. The first day at Legoland, we pushed my daughter a bit too hard – she didn’t drink enough water and it was really hot, so she ended up with heat exhaustion. We went back to the hotel early and I drove to a nearby Walmart to pick up some snacks and a lego set for her to work on in the A/Ced room. The next day we took it easy – just hung around the hotel and swam in the pool. We went back to Legoland twice – once for the waterpark and once to finish up the things we missed the first time in the regular park. We also took a trip to Balboa park and had a great time in the science museum. Overall, it was a great trip.
My daughter loves having tea parties – especially with our cats. We put treats on a plate (hidden with regular cat food) and give him a cup to drink out of. I love these days!
We had a great time at Disneyland – we decided to go and scheduled it for my daughter’s 6th birthday, and it was the baby’s first time, so we had plenty to celebrate! The little one had a great time even though he had NO IDEA what was going on, but the big one was totally thrilled. One thing I discovered was the monther’s room, which was tucked away on mainstreet. It was a great place to sit in a comfy rocking chair and nurse, as well as change him. Highly recommended to everyone who visits DL with a baby. 🙂