Happy belated Thanksgiving, friends! I didn't mean to disappear for so long, things just got so busy with the holidays, ya know? They aren't showing any signs of slowing down anytime soon so I figured I better go ahead and upload some pictures and play catch up before I get really, REALLY behind.
We stayed in town for Thanksgiving this year and enjoyed a big feast at my parents' house with my Dad's side of the family. I did a horrible job of taking pictures - in fact, I barely took any at all. I did take a picture of my food contribution, though - one dozen turkey cupcakes that all I had to do was pay for. That's my kind of cooking. :)
Holidays are always so hard for kids and their eating and nap schedules, aren't they? We gathered at 2:00 in the afternoon which is right smack dab in the middle of Katie Wynn's nap time. Needless to say, we were an hour late getting there and then tried to feed her a meal during her normal snack time. I'm sure she was confused. So when she asked for a cupcake after barely eating any lunch (dinner?), I said to heck with it. Why not? It was a holiday after all.
Since I had my camera in my hand, I snapped a picture of her eating it (above). Then I kept snapping as I noticed Thomas in the background hanging out in his Mimi's arms.
And then Mimi turned her head and my sweet, innocent baby boy went in for the cupcake kill!
I, of course, kept taking pictures instead of stopping him. But in my defense, I was at least yelling, "Mom! Cupcake! Cupcake! He's getting the cupcake!" She didn't tune in until after he'd gotten a big scoop of icing in his little hand.
Fellow moms of two-year-olds can probably imagine the meltdown that followed when Katie Wynn saw that Thomas had stolen some of her icing. I had to stop taking pictures to wipe tears and clean chocolate icing off of Thomas's hands, shirt, and all over Mimi where he'd just smeared it.
After the icing fiasco, Katie Wynn managed to get my Memaw (her great grandmother) to color with her.
I loved watching the two of them sit together. One was much bossier about colors but the other one was much better at staying in the lines.
So that was the gist of our Thanksgiving. Like I said, not a whole lot of picture-taking that day. Oh, gotta share this one, though, from the day before Thanksgiving. How sweet are my little turkeys sitting together?
Ok, just because I didn't take many pics on Thanksgiving doesn't mean I don't have a billion other ones on my phone. Let's keep the party going!
Here are some recent favorite snapshots of my Katie bug. The first ones are how she greeted me one day when I got home. Gotta love those rain boots on the wrong feet. And look at Lolli trying to snatch her snack bag!
How adorable is this little pink sweater?! Matt's mom, Patricia, made it for her. Isn't it amazing?! The ribbon has little cupcakes on it so it was perfect to wear to a recent birthday party.
I put her in this cute sweater vest one morning and Matt asked if it was business casual day at daycare. I thought it was cute! Plus, we had an appointment with a new doctor that afternoon that I wanted her to look sharp for. :)
That evening we had fun surprising Mimi, Poppy, and her daddy when I packaged her up in a box and let her pop out of it. She thought it was the funniest thing ever! Then she lost her sweater and pants and played with our spools of thread. Yea, I don't know.
My favorite little McAlister's date.
One night when Matt was out of town, Katie Wynn woke up around 4 in the morning and was wide awake. Since he was gone, I decided she could get in bed with me until my 6 o'clock alarm went off. This is the picture I took when we woke up. No kidding - that's exactly where she woke up. Can you guess which side of her I got to sleep on? The perfectly straight covers on her left might give it away...
When I have early Saturday morning kid duty, we build tents on the couch. I love how something as simple as draping a blanket over the back of the couch can delight them so much!
This is the excited face of a little girl who survived her first night with NO PACI!! As a reward, her daddy took her to get donuts before school. We are so proud of her!
This past weekend I snuck in on these two reading a book before nap time. Aren't they so cute laying on the floor together?
Lala (Matt's mom) made cupcakes during nap time and then Anna and Katie Wynn got to add the Christmas tree toppers. (Yes, this post started with Thanksgiving and now we've moved on to Christmas. Keep up.) Anna is such a good big sister and helped Katie Wynn poke a few of the sticks in and didn't even get made when they were wonky and off center. :)
My mom bought Thomas some new pants that I tried on him to see if they fit. They were way too long for my little munchkin. He looks like he's on stilts!
The matching Christmas jammies are out and in rotation as fast as I can get them clean. We only have about 23 more days left to try to get a good picture in front of the tree! :)
Well, that's assuming Thomas can fit in his jammies all the way 'til Christmas. His little gut looks like it's ready to pop right out of 'em!
That's all for now. I'm off to pack...Matt and I leave bright and early in the morning for Palm Springs, CA! Woohoo!