We had a really nice Thanksgiving weekend. We started the weekend by walking the Naperville Lions Turkey Trot. We’ve made this an annual tradition for the past few years. Typically we run, but this year we took it a little slower! After the race we stopped at Starbucks, where Carter was able to enjoy his first drink – a kids hot chocolate! He loved it!
Then, like most of America, we spent time with family. We went to Julie’s brother’s house for a great Thanksgiving meal and hung out with the Stubler/Pyszka side of the family. We also decorated our Christmas tree and hung lights outside of the house. Sam the Elf made his debut in a bowl of marshmallows. He was “taking a bath,” and Carter sure thought it was funny!
It is hard to believe that by the next Thanksgiving we will have another addition to the family. By then, she will be almost 1 year old and close to taking her first steps. Speaking of the baby, we took some time this weekend to put some more finishing touches on the room and started getting all of the clothes organized. As you can see from the picture below the room is turning out to be pretty, pink, and adorable.
We wrapped up the weekend with “bluiding” (Carter speak) a gingerbread house and hanging out with some friends from Carter’s school. After our weekly swim lesson at Bear Paddle, Carter had an awesome play date with his 2 best friends, Kenny and Charlotte. They tore through our house like a tornado leaving a trail of toys everywhere. Carter was so excited and proud to show his buddies all of his toys, his room, and the basement. He picked out a special box of macaroni and cheese for each of them and wrote each of their names on separate boxes. Yes, we had a lot of macaroni and cheese to eat after we finished Thanksgiving leftovers.
We wrapped up the weekend with the Naperville Lighted Parade. The weather wasn’t too cold, and Carter scored a sucker and some glow necklaces. He collected many of them and asked us to save the small ones for his baby sister. We are fortunate to live in a great city that has so many activities for family’s to do. Thanksgiving 2013 was a great success!