We had a wonderful Thanksgiving, with an exciting finale when Clarissa & Alex got engaged! Kaden & I started the morning early with breakfast and coloring turkeys before the parade, and then we spent the rest of the day over at my parents.
When I ask him to hold his sister’s hand.Learning how to break the wishbone.Dinner was fantastic.The proposal!
Alia is thankful for the big stuff.Checking out this new ring.She can’t wait to have Alex as an official part of the family <3Then Alia sat & waited patiently for her pie while K ran around with Uncle D shooting things with Nerf guns (I didn’t get any pictures of that.)Almost pie time ;)The rest of the evening we visited & played games, it was wonderful. Congrats to “Roo & Alex”, and as my kids are already saying, we can’t wait for your wedding :-)
I don’t think any other day is quite as fun to cook for as Thanksgiving. Kaden & Alia have been my helpers in the kitchen today, and we just took our 4th pie out of the oven!
We went to see Santa at Downtown Disney (or Disney Springs I guess?) last night. We’ve been each year since Kaden was 6 months old, and it’s always a fun time. If you haven’t seen him you really should go. His eyes literally twinkle and when he chuckles “ho ho ho” I get goose bumps. He is the real deal.
This year was the first time we’ve ever had no line. It was fantastic, we just walked right up to see him. In the past we’ve never waited less than half an hour, and we always go before Thanksgiving, so I don’t know what the difference was.
Can you see how excited she was? She’s changed her mind about what she was going to ask for at least 4 times over the past few days :)Santa asked Alia if she’d sit with him, and she stopped, put her hands on her hips, & told him “well, I know what I want for Christmas!” Discussing the details. Afterwards Kaden remembered he’d been wondering how Santa got there, so asked him about it. Santa told K he flew in a small sleigh, since he didn’t need to pack any toys in it, and only brought 2 reindeer (Dasher & Dancer.) Mission accomplished.
Has anyone noticed how Disney is using that phrase everywhere to promote the Osbourne lights this year? It’s so annoying. I just think, why don’t you renew them then?! I’m sure that whatever will eventually be going into Hollywood Studios will be great, but they’re sure getting rid of a lot of really good stuff in the meantime…
Anyway, last night we went out to the Osbourne lights. We’ve been annually for close to 10 years, I’ve lost count. They’re a great holiday favorite, and we had a lot of fun.
Alia found all kinds of roped-off places that she shouldn’t be. (not pictured: Faith! She was at school :P )Just before she fell asleep for a 10 second nap.Davis & my kids were looking at those necklaces all night, & Papa got them each one before we left. He’s the best.