Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Thanksgiving - Better late than never!

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving here in South Florida with my parents.  It was a gorgeous day, sunny and not chilly but not hot either.  We spent a good portion of the day outside playing while the turkey was in the oven and Husband and Grandpa Geezer put up Christmas lights on the house.

Husband nearly cried when he saw this picture.  Lolly is getting SO big.  She is an AMAZING big sister.  

How, how many one year old children do you know that cry when you're LEAVING the bounce house.  Not many.  Except this one.  She LOVED the bounce house and cried when it was time to leave, trying to claw her way back inside.  I took her out when the bigger kids started going wild.  H.G. would have held her own as she's a little bruiser underneath all of that southern bonnet goodness, but she doesn't understand crazy, wild big boys in a bounce house!
(This was the weekend prior to Thanksgiving at a birthday the way).

As I said, my parents were in town for Thanksgiving.  We went out to dinner the night they arrived.  Poor dad didn't get the memo that he was supposed to wear pink.

The Saturday before Thanksgiving, Lolly and I packed some Thanksgiving meals for the local elderly and sheltered folks. I always jump at the chance to volunteer with Lolly (which there aren't many volunteer opportunities for children around here).  I feel that Lolly needs to learn just how blessed she really is and what better way to do that than to serve those less fortunate than us.  I think the sooner she learns this, the more appreciative she will be of the life she does have going forward and the more apt she'll be to continue to help others later on in life.  

I was very proud of her.  She was very stand offish at first and I thought it was going to be a lost effort.  I mean, it really took some time to even get her into the action (mostly her being shy).  But she finally jumped in to help me and then later, took on some bag packing of her own and with other volunteers without my intervention.  Proud mommy alert....right here!  

Last but not least, there is some confusion in our house as to what toys are puppy toys and what toys are toddler toys.  
Do not worry, full mouth and pacifier sanitizing took place immediately after.  

Though, we do have a puppy and a toddler, so who really knows?
Again, a puppy and a toddler.  WHAT WERE WE THINKING????

Happy Wednesday Y'all!

1 comment:

  1. WOW! amazing how big everyone is getting! We have the dog/toddler too. LOL!