I am in a shopping frenzy and I love every minute of it, but before I get to that I need to post a little about our Thanksgiving with the Baker's.
We were so excited to see the Baker family because it had been way too long. I was also super excited to see how Julia and Henry would play together. It was so much fun watching them, they were like best friends from the morning they woke up until she left on Saturday.
On Thanksgivng we got up and watched the Macy's Day Parade. After that we pretty much feasted all day and watched football. The turkey was delish and so were all the sides. Henry was on his no napping streak so he was a little cranky by dinner but he did great and of course we had Julia there to keep him entertained.
On Friday, we helped Grandpa put up the Christmas tree and decorate the whole house. Henry loves the tree but I think he may love the train at the fireplace a little more. Although every morning, since the tree has been up he goes "WHOA" when he walks out of his bedroom and sees it.
Later that night we headed out to Reston to see the tree lighting at the Town Center. We have gone for the past couple years and wanted to share the fun with the rest of the family. Santa and Mrs.Claus are brought in to light the tree. They ride into town on a horse drawn carriage and wave to everyone as they are coming in. Julia's face lit up when she saw them. Henry was pretty excited too!
After Santa and Mrs.Claus lit the tree we took Julia ice skating. Her and Grandpa had a blast on the rink. I think they only fell once but it didn't seem to bother her one bit!
Finally we rounded out our day with a little dinner and probably one of my favorite photos taken from their visit. It just captures there expressions so well!
The next morning the Bakers got in the car and rode away. Henry cried for a good five minutes after they left. He missed his Oulia, his Deenie and his Steve but we told him that he would see them for Christmas! Can't wait to see you all - Miss you!!!