Thanksgiving came and went this year, faster than ever. The house was filled with lots of people and the kids had a great time playing. The turkey went fast! We finished up leftovers today for lunch. I thought a 19.5 lb bird would provide more leftovers, but apparently not! The cupcakes were great! Andrew is still asking for more.
I stayed home on black Friday--I have no interest in dealing with crowds. I tend to shop year-round whenever I see sales and have a stash of plastic totes in the basement filled with presents already. I still have some shopping left, but thankfully not much.
I did go out today to check out the new AC Moore store that recently opened about three minutes from my house. (drool.) I love roaming craft stores, despite the fact that I don't have much time to actually craft at the moment. I decided that it is time for Andrew to learn about making crafts, and struggled to find a suitable project for a two year old, but I think I managed to find a simple project for him. I want him to learn that the winter holidays are not just about receiving, but about giving first, so I am going to show him how to make some little presents for people using foam shapes and washable finger paint. I think he'll like the painting/messy part of the project. Let's hope it all goes well!
We have a busy few weeks up ahead. This week we are going to Chris's holiday party, that is being held in a giant office building in Center City, Philadelphia. It is at 5pm, which means Andrew and I will have to take the train into the city to meet Chris. Andrew doesn't remember the last time he was on a train, a year ago for the same reason, when he spent half of the trip trying to get away from me to run around and the other half of the time chewing on the seat--so gross. He understands much more this year about trains and where daddy works, so hopefully he will enjoy himself (and sit in the seat!!)
I managed to finish Andrew's mittens the night before Thanksgiving. I really lost my knitting mojo and it took me two months to finish them. They almost match, but more importantly, they fit well with room to grow. I really like them.