Monday, November 28, 2011

Thanksgiving Weekend

I can't believe Thanksgiving weekend is over.  Those 4 days just flew by!  We went to my brother's house up in Mount Vernon for Thanksgiving and had a great time visiting my family.  The girls got to play with their 2nd cousins (whose mother is my niece/their 1st cousin) which is so fun for them.

Friday we took them to their very first movie, The Muppets.

They did pretty good, but not quite as good as I expected, considering that at home they would watch TV all day long if I let them and certainly never have an issue with sitting through an entire kids' movie.  I think if it had been an animated Disney/Pixar film they would have done just great, but they really don't "know" the Muppets so they liked 'em for awhile but got kind of bored toward the end.  I loved it. I grew up with and loved the Muppets so it had sentimental value for me.  Anyway, they liked it well enough and really enjoyed the whole experience of being in a theater and having popcorn and all that.

Saturday Paul's mom and sister came over (she was visiting from Portland for the weekend) to watch the girls while we went Christmas shopping.  They made sugar cookies and had a blast playing with Auntie Cheryl.  I also got some decorating done in the morning before they came, and now we just need to get our tree and put our lights up.  That will be next weekend's project.

Today was back to normal, sort of.  Usually we stay home all day on Mondays and I do tons of laundry and try to get the house back in order from the weekend, but this morning we had to take the cats to the vet for their third and final round of shots, and then after lunch we took advantage of the sunny (albeit cold) day and rode bikes and went to the park.  Then, when Paul got home I went to the gym for the first time in a week!  Yikes.

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