We had a very laid back Holiday. My family lives far so we didn't get together for Thanksgiving, but that doesn't mean I wouldn't have loved to see them because I miss them every second of every day. We woke up Thanksgiving morning before the kids got up. Matt went duck hunting because the opening day of the season was that day and I cooked breakfast for the babies before they got up. They slept in until about 8:30 and Maddie woke up around 7. Me and my baby girl got to spend a little time together watching the parade before bubba and sissy woke. After they got up we watched the parade and they went nuts over it! Jocelynn would clap at all the balloons and JP said "baaoonnn" the whole time! I love that this age. Seeing everything thru their eyes is just an amazing thing. Such a small thing like a balloon (a huge in the parade) can get them so excited and happy! They also loved watching all the singers and dancers!
We went to Matt's moms house for lunch and enjoyed seeing his family and ate some delicious food. Then we came back home and spent the rest of the day playing with our sweet angels and even watched videos of them when they were babies! Jocelynn and JP love watching videos of themselves. They say "baby bubba and sissy". It is adorable. I hate I didn't get any photos of our day but that doesn't mean I won't forget!
I wasn't sure about doing the Elf on the Shelf this year because they are young and don't quite understand it yet. I thought we could just play around with the idea this year. I don't put him somewhere every single day but when I do Jocelynn and JP laugh so hard. They won't name him. They think his name is "Elf". For now we will call him Elf the Elf. Maybe they'll name him next year? We welcomed him last Sunday on December 1st and had a North Pole breakfast. They loved every single part of it!
Our breakfast was complete with personalized name tags, a letter from the elf, The Elf on the Shelf book and DVD, penguin mugs with hot chocolate and marshmallows, stuffed snowmen, and a couple of other gifts! I was so happy to see them excited and thrilled about it all. JP tore right into his doughnuts!! Jocelynn chose to eat the white cheddar puffs the Elf was swimming in instead of her delicious breakfast lol!I'm so happy I get to share my holidays with my sweet blessed family and even more happy to see it thru the eyes of these amazing children!