November 18, 2011

Preparations for
Thanksgiving have begun!
Highlights from today: (Click here for pictures)
  • The boys came downstairs this morning and neither had on shirts.  Soon Campbell came down and she was also not wearing a shirt.  Soon though she must have gotten cold because she found her jacket on the floor and wore it for the rest of the morning.
  • We did school fairly early and at one point everyone was sitting in their chairs working quietly.  It was only brief but it happened and it was wonderful.  And then it ended but overall the morning was fairly calm (calm for around here).  The 3 big kids can and do play upstairs in the toy room for hours at a time.  There is plenty of fighting but there is plenty of playing peacefully.  
  • I asked Campbell if she wanted to make her Indian hat and before we could even start everyone else had joined us.  And poor Campbell lost interest with the crowd so I had to make her Indian hat.  We had to make them for Reagan's Thanksgiving lunch at school.  We were told that siblings should make Indian hats to go along with her class.  Reagan made another one just so I could take her picture after I took everyone elses
  • Next up was lunch and then a nap for Campbell.  She was in bed around 12:30 and only stayed there for about an hour when I snatched her up to head to see Beebee.  
  • On the way, I had to GO to the bathroom and nothing seemed to be convenient-too far to go home, passed Nonna's street, didn't need to at Wendys, Grannymom's was too far away and then I wasn't too sure where Beebee's new place was so I just went where I knew-Baptist Rehab.  We were right there so I unloaded everyone and they graciously hurried along to the bathroom with me.  I pottied and then turned around and headed back to the car.  And yes, I REALLY had to go to the bathroom to get all the kids out of the car.  And yes, I wouldn't have mentioned this on the blog but I wanted my side of the story to be heard when the kids mention it!
  • We saw Beebee at her swanky new place.  She was in a good mood and her door was decorated for Fall.  Just a few more days and we will have to work on decorating it for Christmas.  We didn't stay too long since I had promised the kids a chance to play at Rock Creek and because Keaton was getting a bit fussy and I didn't bring in a bottle.
  • Grannymom and Lilly met us at Rock Creek and the kids enjoyed playing.  Graham used to need a boost there but now he can keep up with everyone else.  Campbell on the other hand just wanted to walk out the door for a drink of water.  She laid in the floor and had a fit when I wouldn't let her.  Really, 4 out of 5 well behaved kids is pretty good!  She was tired from her short nap-yeah, I hope that is what it was.
  • Graham went home with Grannymom to spend the night.  He was so excited and talked about it all day asking me if today was "Grannymom day."  He really wanted to eat breakfast at Grannymoms and when I started serving lunch he almost came unglued thinking he wasn't going to get to go.
  • Next up was McDonalds for Reagan and Anderson.  And since we ended up going through the drive thru and inside they started asking lots and lots of questions.  First time we have had so many questions.  I tried to explain that Daddy had to do both for work.  Reagan said "acxiom?" and I said "sure."  So instead of understanding mystery shopping they just think that Robby bowls all day, has parties in the parking deck and eats at McDonalds for his work.  No wonder Anderson wants to work at Acxiom when he grows up.
  • Campbell and Robby then went to the store to pick up a few things.  When Robby came in, I mentioned that it took him awhile and he said that things do with a 2 year old.  He let her walk so that definitely slowed their trip down.  She went to bed pretty early and Reagan and Anderson watched movie after movie until we finally sent them to bed.  

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