Sunday, December 6, 2015

In November...

We did another thankful tree this year. This time Jamie was thankful for: having a brother, Mommy, Daddy, Halloween, books, tacos, soup, that the Pilgrims had a safe trip to the New World, having clean water to drink, coloring, for Emily coming to visit, going to his cousins' house, Gym Bugs, Peter Rabbit, new Legos, Thanksgiving, candy, all of his toys, zoo class, the Beatles, friends, playing, having good foot to eat, waffles, tea, and our home,  It was cute to hear his answers each day.

We moved Jacob out of his high chair to a booster seat at the table. I'm still not 100% sure it was a good idea, but I was ready to take a break from that high chair at least.

The boys spent lots of time being cuties.


 We went to Atlanta to meet Mark & Sarah's fifth baby girl! Savannah Grace was born on October 21, the exact day that Marty & Doc travel to in Back to the Future 2, so I think she pretty much has the coolest birthday ever. She weighed a whopping 11 pounds, 9 ounces, becoming the biggest baby in our family by just one ounce. When we met her, she was about 3 weeks old and was already less chubby than in her newborn pictures. She's so cute and such a sweet baby! I'm so glad we were able to meet her.
Jacob was not so sure about his new cousin! This was the only time he let me put her on his lap. Every other time I brought her too close, he'd look at her askance and say, "No no!"

beautiful sunset on our drive home

We also had another new niece, Eleanor Sarah, born on November 20. Unfortunately she lives in Phoenix and is too far away to see anytime soon. She looks super cute from her pictures, though!

Apparently having a bike accident and breaking his wrist once in the last year wasn't enough, so Thomas went ahead and did it again. Basically the exact same thing happened--he was riding his bike to the bus stop, it slipped out from under him when he hit a muddy patch, and he landed on his arm, cracking his ulnar styloid. The only differences were that this time it was his right arm and the bone didn't break all the way through. A year ago we didn't even know the name "ulnar styloid." Now we are all too familiar with that bone.

Emily came to visit for a long weekend. We had so much fun! We watched all the Hunger Games movies and then Emily & I went and saw the new one together. There was lots of play time and stories and games. I didn't take many pictures, though.

On Thanksgiving morning, I ran a 5k downtown. My time was 28 minutes, 10 seconds, which was better than I expected! Then we spent the rest of the day at our friends the Tietjens' house. All together there 3 one-year-olds, a two-year-old, 3 five-year-olds, and an 8-year-old. We had a great day with lots of delicious food and fun company!
Jamie didn't eat much dinner because he was too excited about playing with his friends, but he was decidedly NOT too excited to eat dessert. He had pumpkin pie, pecan pie, chocolate pie, ice cream, and pumpkin cheesecake. Good thing Thanksgiving's just once a year!
Jacob wouldn't try hardly anything, but he had fourths or fifths of sweet potatoes.

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