How many of you were able to have a 4-day weekend? John worked super long hours Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday so he wouldn’t have to work Friday, and it was definitely nice having him home. We both knocked off a few things on our to-do list as well as spent some much-needed time with family; overall it was a great weekend.
Thursday morning started off with these amazing pumpkin scones. I’m trying to make it a tradition to make a special breakfast on holidays, and these were a huge hit. They were pretty big and not dry at all like some scones I’ve had. Most of that morning was spent cooking and cleaning while Allison watched the parade; had to get the stuffing in the slow cooker and the turkey in the roaster, but once those hard things were done, the rest was a breeze. I have no actual pictures of dinner, but trust me, there was plenty of food. And we’re still eating it, although thankfully the fridge has emptied quite a bit!
I’m not a huge Black Friday shopper, but I decided to try and get a few things while I went grocery shopping. Yep, I went grocery shopping. At 6:00 AM on Black Friday. Luckily, Meijer never seems to be too bad on Black Friday, so I had no problem getting through the aisles and getting a few good deals for my 6 nieces and nephews. I found a new book for Allison, for $6.00. Not bad considering it was $15.00 regular price! She loves these story books. We’re also trying our hand at board games this year, because she’s at the age now where her attention span is higher and she can follow directions better. Since Candy Land has already been bought for her by grandparents, I got Hi Ho Cherry-o for $5.00 and we’ll see how it goes!
After Allison woke up, I decided to take her to the children’s museum to give John a few hours to himself. Unfortunately, I did something- probably looked at her wrong- and she suddenly didn’t like me anymore and wanted Daddy to take her instead. So the roles were reversed, and I got a few hours of alone time instead! I ordered Allison a learning calendar, got some computer work done, and headed to Target to see what they had. After a 5-mile walk from the end of the parking lot to the store, I ended up with a couple things for the kids and effectively finished their Christmas shopping!
Saturday was spent putting up new TVs. We ended up getting a new one that didn’t fit our entertainment center in the living room, so we completely got rid of it, gave it to some friends, and hung the TV on the wall. The old TV went into our room, on the wall, to replace the smaller one. I really liked that entertainment center because of all the storage space, but now the room looks a lot more open, and I love it. We’ll need to buy a new (smaller) storage unit soon, as well as a couple wall shelves, but what we have will work for the moment!
We put up the Christmas tree on Sunday, and Allison had a lot of fun putting ornaments on the tree. She must not remember much from last year, because she kept asking if today or tomorrow was Christmas. Right after dinner, we all sat on the couch as a family and watched Mickey’s Christmas Carol. Overall, it was an amazing weekend! Tell me all about yours: Did you travel? Did you get any good deals?