This years Thanksgiving was so fun, that's probably why only 5 random minutes of it got documented. In the morning we went to the Langs and had "Thanksgiving Breakfast" (donuts!) and played bocce afterwards, it was perfect. In the afternoon we went to the White house for Thanksgiving dinner. The food was exceptional as always and the kids later had an "olympics" in the backyard (piñata included). It was a beautiful day and it was so nice to spend outside with missed family playing pickle ball & corn-hole, watching YouTube videos, and hitting each other with pool noodles. I love Turkey day so much, I may even be a little bit more excited for Thanksgiving next year than I am for Christmas in 5 weeks. What!?
Just to quickly jot down a few things that I'm grateful for in this exact moment:
*Ivys funny hair (bedhead) that makes her even funnier
*Getting to spend time with both sides of our wonderful families today
*The fact that we'll be eating outside and not freezing our tooshies off
*All the carbs I'm going to eat today
*A husband that excitedly wakes me up knowing this is my favorite Holiday
*Little cousins in town that play with V
*Being able to see my Brother and his cute family from DC in just a few hours!
*My sisters stuffing recipe
*That I'm writing this instead of running the Turkey Trot
*Dessert alternatives to pie
*That we can officially start getting in the Holiday spirit!
I couldn't not post these photos of Ivy playing with some of her cuzzies last weekend. Fortunately for her, Ivy has some of the sweetest cousins who love playing with her. That girl is seriously on cloud nine whenever she gets to follow them around. Here's to another full week of hanging with some of them while they're in town over the Holidays!
The ranch is one of our favorite trips of the year! As always, thanks for being such great hosts Barneys. Ultimate frisbee, giant dollhouses, great food, movies, horses, Phase 10 games, shooting, visiting and relaxing, there was something for everyone.
Geoff sweet-talked me into setting up the Christmas tree yesterday morning, I'm such a sucker! I'm only okay with this premature of a Christmas because Ivy had the time of her life decorating the tree. I have a good feeling about this year, I think she's going to enjoy it just as much as us. (Well, maybe just as much as me.) Can't wait!
We got a season pass at Vertuccio Farms this year and no pun intended, have been milking that place dry. We go just about every day and make sure we get our pennies worth of two minute train rides. Ivy's favorite thing to do besides "choo-choo" on the train is yell at the ducks and watch Geoff do gorgeous toe-touches on that bouncer thing. Anyone know how one could get their hands on one of those things for their backyard? Just sayin'.
Posted by Steoffrey at 6:54 AM
I hear if you're celebrating your third anniversary and if said anniversary falls on a Sunday, you have the right to celebrate for 3 days straight...so we did. We were super sick all last week so we didn't do anything too fancy like we had planned, but I'm glad it worked out the way it did. We stayed in town and ate like kings and played really hard all weekend to make up for it. Here's a glimpse-tagram.
I cannot believe it's already November. No complaints over here though, November is hands down my favorite month! Between our anniversary, absolutely perfect weather, pumpkin everything, and my all-time favorite day (Thanksgiving), what's not to love? Have a happy November!
Posted by Steoffrey at 8:47 AM
(Halloween wear: Day to night)Ivy decided to be a bumble bee this year because it was the cheapest costume left in her size at Target. She's very frugal, that girl. I'm sure glad she went the bee route though because she was the cutest and she loved buzzing around. There's an 80% chance she'll be wearing it every day for the rest of her toddler life.
Anyway, this Halloween was a success and Ivy really started feelin' it! We taught her how to trick-or-treat at her Aunt Shannas house first (we figured we wouldn't be able to next year because they're moving to Monterey! CONGRATS KESLERS!!!). We then went back home and passed out candy to kids and even Ivys best friend/turtle/cousin Wes made an appearance. The award for oldest trick-or-treaters goes to Grammy & Papa White, who Ivy loved sharing her candy with (meaning she loved having them open all her wrappers for her without the usual "ok Ivy, last one.." beforehand). The rest of the night was spent sitting in our rocking chairs eating and passing out candy. I can without a doubt say that Ivy ate more candy last night than she has in her entire life. She was hilarious and straight trippin' by the end of the night, I think her love for Halloween runs deep now.