Archive for November, 2011
Well, Thanksgiving has come and gone… we are now getting back into the swing of things around here. Paul’s returned to work. Nathan is missing his daddy, but he is being remarkably well-behaved considering how often he’s been asking for Paul.
Only three more weeks til Paul’s Christmas vacation! I can’t wait!
So Thanksgiving was awesome this year. We ate at Paul’s grandparents’ house, and let me tell you, it was a delicious feast. Turkey, ham, spinach salad, green salad, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, dressing, deviled eggs, a corn dish, gravy… I can’t even remember everything we had! And the pies, we can’t forget about those delicious pies!
Nathan, however, would not partake in the feast. By the time we ate, it was way past his nap time, and I’ve noticed the more tired he is, the more strong-headed he becomes. He didn’t even want to taste any of the food. Oh well. There’s always next year.
On the bright side, I was able to get him to try a pretzel the other day. It’s the little things, folks. It’s the little things.
Also, I was able to get a few cute pictures, so I’ll have those up within the next few days or so.
Well, it’s been a long day… I didn’t have much time to write, but I just wanted to update everyone on our Thanksgiving. I hope you all enjoyed yours as well!
Nathan and I were playing with his trains on his train tracks. One of the extras that came with his train set is a little “car wash” you can run the trains through. See, a few times a month, I’ll take Nathan with me to an actual car wash to vacuum out my car, and then we have fun watching all the suds and spinning sponges as we go through the wash itself. So as we were playing with his trains, I talked about taking his trains through the car wash on the tracks, like we do with my car.
“Ready to take your trains to the car wash?” I asked.
“No. Train wash,” Nathan stated matter-of-factly.
This kid is sharp. Very sharp.
Nathan really likes to color. What’s really cute it watching him color in a coloring book or on one of those children’s menus that restaurants give kids… he tries so hard to color in the lines, but of course, he doesn’t have the motor skills to do that just yet. And he also really likes when Paul or I draw on the paper as well, and then Nathan will try to mimic what we’ve done. Right now, we’re practicing circles.
In other news, I am so looking forward to Thanksgiving! My husband will be off from work Wednesday through Sunday for a much-needed break. I can’t wait to hang out with him and enjoy some time together! And don’t even get me started on the good food I will be gorging on. We’re having Thanksgiving at Paul’s grandmother’s house, and let me tell you that woman can cook like you would not believe. And the most awesome part is that many of her recipes are from her her mother and grandmother… talk about deliciousness!
Hopefully, I won’t gain too much weight this year…
(Yeah right. Lock up your pumpkin pies because I am on a path of consumption!)
I have somewhat of a plan this year, though. I’m going to try to steer clear of foods that I have easy access to throughout the year such as candy, etc. But stuff that I don’t get that often will be okay to eat, as long as I (try) to keep it in moderation. I only have 10-15 more pounds to go before I’m at my goal weight, and with the holidays factored in, I am giving myself til March to lose it.
Wish me luck.
Remember in my Halloween post, I talked about taking Nathan trunk-or-treating and how they had someone there taking pictures? Well, Nathan’s picture finally arrived in the mail! This picture is a little low on quality since I had to scan it, but it’s still really cute. Also, you should be able to click on the picture to get a larger image.
I’m already looking forward to next year’s Halloween. We had so much fun! And yes, eating all that candy was totally worth it!