Our Thanksgiving Weekend

Note: This post is for journaling purposes. So you don’t need to read it unless you really want to.

We are spending the Holidays here at home in New York this year. We miss family most around this time of year, but I’m actually happy about staying at home with my boys. Jed is experiencing his first of everything! It’s so much fun.

Jed helping me get a head start on the pies Wednesday night 

For Thanksgiving dinner this year, we invited some friends from work to celebrate with us. I made the whole shebang all at once for the first time: turkey, mashed potatoes, candied sweet potatoes, crescent rolls, a fruit pie, and a pumpkin pie (from scratch!). I have overcome my fear of yeast. A few of my crescent rolls may have looked liked armadillos, but they all turned out warm and perfect. However, I made the gravy from a packet and stuffing from a box. Ya gotta give a girl a break. Good is good enough. I figured there wasn’t any point in stressing myself out over something that was supposed to be enjoyable. Anyways, I was by myself most of the day with a baby who slept a TOTAL of 45 minutes.

Yes, that’s right, Jed doesn’t sleep much during the day. He never really has. He takes a half hour nap in the morning and another nap in the afternoon that lasts anywhere from a half hour to an hour. If I’m really, really lucky Jed will sleep a solid two hours, but that’s the exception. I guess Jed just doesn’t need that much sleep! He does not take after his mommy in that respect at all. I should count my blessings though; he sleeps a solid 12 hours at night and insists on being put to bed somewhere between 6:00 and 7:00PM. This also means he’s an early riser, but he’s content to sit and play and watch me exercise, so I can’t complain.

Jed is excited for FOOD!

Thanksgiving dinner turned out great! Everything was miraculously warm at the same time. We just had Roxanne, Natasha, and her boyfriend, Shawn, for company. The conversation was great! We girls pigged out on the fruit pie. It was sooo delicious! To top it off, Natasha washed ALL my dishes. Thank you, Natasha! I was getting a headache just thinking about it. It was a really enjoyable evening. Plus, having all the leftovers rocked.

Natasha didn't want to get any berry juice on her shirt.  haha

On Black Friday, all three of us ventured out to do some shopping in the afternoon. We were able to get all the things on our gift list. Such a good feeling.

Bron acts tough, but he is secretly a marshmallow when it comes to his boy (and me).  We went shopping with one toy in mind for Jed.  As we were looking, Bron saw a version of a toy that we both had a kids. 

"Does Jed have one of these?" he asked.
"No," I replied
"Really, are you sure?"
"Yup.  I'm sure he doesn't have one in his toy box."
"Well, this is a good one.  He's gotta have it."

And so we left the store with two toys.  It's going to be so hard not to spoil Jed for Christmas!

Saturday, Jed and I went to a baby shower and then Bron and I went on an actual DATE that night. Jed never even knew we left him. We put Jed to bed around 6:00PM just before Anna came over to babysit. I suppose we could have just left Jed completely alone, but that would have been irresponsible. So Anna baked a pie and watched a movie at our house while Bron and I went with a couple of friends from church to watch a Plattsburgh State Hockey game. Apparently, the Cardinals rank first in their division in the nation. It was an intense game. Three points were made in the last period and the Cardinals won! Afterwards, Bron took me to Applebee’s for some appetizers and dessert. It felt so relaxing not to have to juggle a tiny human being and to be out with my hubby—just the two of us. If we weren’t so dirt poor, we’d go out more often! A night out was just what I’d been craving. In fact, I’d dreamt about it. It was a NEED.  And it was a great night.

Oh yeah.  I have to mention that Jed threw up everything in his stomach all over Bron and his clean shirt just fifteen minutes before we were supposed to leave on our date.  Bron and I looked at each other like, "Where do we start?  What do we do now?"  Luckily, Jed felt much better after that; he nursed and slept like a rock.


  1. I am impressed that you cooked a whole meal and had it warm at the same time. I can barley do that with a normal dinner. Sounds yummy.

  2. That is awesome! I can't believe you made Thanksgiving all by your self. Grady's never been a good napper either. I feel your pain there.


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