The kids had all of this last week off from school which was a nice break. Joseph lost yet another tooth (the Tooth Fairy is feeling a bit ragged at this point, haha), we went on walks, and we just relaxed around the house. Thanksgiving was nice because we invited a friend of Paul’s to come (he doesn’t have family close by). Abigail was so excited and asked him so many questions and showed him all of her favorite things. He was very patient with her, which was greatly appreciated. The day after Thanksgiving we put up all of our Christmas decorations. This morning, Abigail woke me up, forlorn, because Santa had not come to fill her stocking. Poor kid! We had a couple of discussions about putting up decorations early so that we could enjoy them, but it wasn’t really sinking in. I just finished making her a countdown chain, so hopefully that visual will help. 😀
We’re one week closer to my favorite time of year! I love the week leading into Thanksgiving (the fact that the kids have the entire week doesn’t hurt, either) and all of the preparation for getting the house all decorated for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving. This last week was rather chill. I think the only note-worthy thing that happened was that Joseph lost another tooth (and is already wiggling yet another loose one rather vigorously). Today, Paul took Joseph to the movies, so Abigail and I popped up some popcorn and were going to watch a movie on our own, but then she opted to watch YouTube videos instead, haha.
Our week got off to a bit of a rocky start. Abigail was complaining of a “sore stomach”on Sunday morning, but I wasn’t sure what was going on quite yet. Right before church, I felt her forehead and she was really hot. 🙁 She stayed home with Paul while I took Joseph to church. In the evening, she threw up a couple of times. Luckily, once that was done, she managed not to throw up anymore. Her fever stayed around until Monday night, so I kept her home both Monday and Tuesday. She was back to normal on Wednesday, so life was good. In other news, Joseph lost his first molar and I hosted book club (and made tasty food for it, as you’ll see). Today was a fun day, too. Paul had a day-trip up to Dallas for a meeting (he flew up this morning and is currently flying back as I type this), so I decided to fill up our day with something unexpected. We decided that it would be fun to go to IKEA and walk around. I grabbed a couple small things I needed and the kids each came home with a new stuffed animal, haha. Once we got home it was business as usual (laundry, laundry, laundry…it always seems to catch up to me on Saturdays), but I did break in my mini-loaves pan and made some mini-loaves of pumpkin bread, which was fun.