Thankful for…

B’s Thanksgiving wreath. It says, “I am thankful for my family”.

We spent a relatively quiet Thanksgiving break.

Since B had no school – I ended up taking both the day before and the day after Thanksgiving. We had a playdate on Wednesday while Mayita was still at daycare. It was nice to have B’s friends over and it was relatively injury free. ūüôā

On Thanksgiving Day,¬†Husband made the best of¬†some¬†wonderfully warm¬†weather¬†and got most of the outdoor decorations up.¬†Lest you think we are the “classy sort” that hang wreaths from our windows and such –¬†it’s a¬†menagerie of decorations that do not¬†“go together” at all. Each year we add onto our collection – and this year in honor of Mayita it was a Mickey Mouse inflatable.

Oh My Golly – it’s you! MICKEY!

We spent¬†Thanksgiving with Husband’s family – and B did remarkably well. This year I don’t think there was as many people at the house, so the noise wasn’t so bad for him. Also,¬†this particular¬†aunt’s house has this awesome basement with a treadmill, pool table, and a slot machine game. And plenty of room to run around. For all the kids (not just B and Mayita) – it was a big ole playground.

It was evident towards the end of our time that B was getting overstimulated though – he started not listening to our warnings. He began his “silly routine” – it involves a lot of body movement, some flapping, a few falls, and loud screeching noises. We quickly (well, as quickly as we could) gathered our belongings, rushed some goodbyes to family, and out we went. Thankfully, it meant that B passed out shortly after getting home – not a peep was heard from him for the rest of the night.

And on Black Friday,¬†while most shoppers were out jostlin’ to buy gadgets and gizmos, we stayed at home. Husband had to work, so I had both kids to handle. The weather was still nice, so we were able to get out to a local playground and get some energy out.

Sibling joy. You can’t hear me say, “Not so fast! Not so high!”

Of course, the kids also had the required arts and crafts projects for Thanksgiving.

M’s turkey at daycare. Look at that concentration!

B shows off his special “turkey treat”, courtesy of his afterschool care.

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

B and Jack da dog passed out while watching “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving”. So damn adorable.

According To Denise


About OneLoCoMommy

I live in Northern Virginia and and I look like the stereotypical suburban mom, for better or for worse. My son plays baseball and takes karate (albeit adaptive). My daughter is a gymnastics diva but rolls with the boys in T-ball. I've been a Room Mom and Playdate Coordinator. I work full-time, try to work out, and love my Book Club. However, I also blog on my experiences on our ASD, SPD and ADHD journey while trying to be a better parent advocate. All in a life's work.
This entry was posted in Family, Life, Love, Ramblings, Siblings, Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Thankful for…

  1. Denise says:

    Sounds like a great time. Bummer we missed Thursday.


  2. Pingback: Deck The Halls And All That Jazz. | One LoCo Mommy

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s