Thanksgiving Weekend

Happy Monday after a long weekend a little bit of a break from the blog world! We are back to the grind today after a long and interesting Thanksgiving weekend! It ended up starting a bit earlier than expected, as we woke up Wednesday to Jackson running a fever. It was around 101, so I immediately texted daycare so she knew we wouldn’t be coming. I decided to work from home, because while my mom is the best and is always willing to watch my babies, sick little ones just need those mama snuggles when they aren’t feeling the best. Despite the fever, Jackson really seemed pretty okay otherwise, which is highly preferred to colds and stomach bugs! We spend Wednesday night at home, enjoying some pizza and relaxing to kick off the long weekend.
Jackson still had a temp when he woke up on Thursday, so we decided to keep him home from Thanksgiving at the farm. We knew there would be kids there, and so again despite him acting pretty normal, we didn’t want to be those parents who share! 😉 So I headed out there with Lincoln while Mike and Jackson stayed back home.
I felt bad that Jackson was sitting at home cooped up, so we went ahead and put the tree up a day earlier than planned. We didn’t decorate, we just thought it would be fun for him to see all of the lights, but wouldn’t you know, he spent most the time throwing a tantrum over who knows what. Terrible twos, I tell ya 😉 Lincoln enjoyed the show though!

Considering I had already exposed everyone at my parent’s house to whatever Jackson had, we still went over there for dinner. And I took the obligatory turkey photo of my mom and dad. That bird is my dad’s pride and joy every year! And it really is the best turkey ever.

 
My grandparents came over, and it was fun to watch them with Jackson. He even shared his crayons with his great-grandma while telling her all of the colors 🙂
 
 
 
My sweet boy.
 
And our family photo. Including Christmas pajamas, a Vikings hat, and a proudly displayed pumpkin. Because why not!?
 
On Friday, I ran into town early to hit up a few stores, and seriously I think I will officially just stay home next year. Every good deal was already available online, with no crowds! I ran to Gap Factory for a specific pair of pants for the boys, and they were sold out in both sizes, so I went and ordered them online from the parking lot 😉 I did go to Hobby Lobby and found a bunch of pretty picks for myt ree that were all half off, so I scooped up a bunch! When you double the size of your tree, your old amount of decorations just don’t cut it!
Mike went down to watch the state football tournament Friday night so it was just me and two crabby little boys. Once I got Lincoln down, me and Jackson laid on the couch and watched his favorite episode of Wallykazam for the tenth time of the day and looked at the lit up (and still undecorated) tree. He is just the sweetest little man, I could snuggle on the couch with him all day.
 
On Saturday, Mike came down with whatever Jackson had, so with one on the mend, we had another down and out. Aside from a Target run with Lincoln, we didn’t do much of anything on Saturday. It is always such a bummer that the season of getting sick is also the holidays. Especially now that we have kids, I swear someone ends up being sick every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas! I did brighten the mood a bit with two precious little boys in another set of their Christmas jammies. I could just eat them up!
  
Sunday was another lazy day. We hung out at Mike’s parents for a bit, and spent the remainder of the day cozied up on the couch. And it wouldn’t be a Sunday night if we didn’t finish it off with The Walking Dead. Does anyone else still watch it!? It has changed so much as the seasons have progressed, but it is our absolute favorite and we so look forward to it every week! It is great to have something that makes Sunday nights a little more bearable 🙂
Linking up with Biana today!

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    BLovedBoston
    November 28, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    I'm sorry to hear that the kids weren't feeling well, but sounds like it didn't stop you guys from having a great Thanksgiving!! I'm all for shopping online and not dealing with the crowds!! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

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    Life as the Mrs.
    November 28, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    Ugh, sorry yours were sick, too! 'Tis the season! And yes, I totally quit going to the stores years ago because people are just NUTS! I'll stay home and Black Friday shop in my jammies and with coffee instead. 😉

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    Emily at 'a little bit of Emily'
    November 28, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    I hope your guys are all 100% today! I can't wait to see how your tree looks all decorations – it is HUGE!!

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    Brandi Little
    November 29, 2016 at 1:27 am

    I'm in love with how tall your tree is!!! It's beautiful!

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    Stang&Co
    November 29, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    It was nice despite the sickness. And yes-all the online shopping, all of the time!

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    Stang&Co
    November 29, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    The sickness is just the worst! I do so much more damage shopping online-but also find they end up having just as good, if not better deals than the stores!

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    Stang&Co
    November 29, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    We are all doing much better-thank you! The tree is all decorated minus the angel. We are too lazy to get a ladder so she is hanging out halfway falling off of the tree at the moment! I'm so excited to share!

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    Stang&Co
    November 29, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    Thank you so much! I just said to my husband yesterday how quickly we got used to it, and how 'small' normal sized trees look now! Decorating it is a bit less fun though 😉

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    Sarah
    November 30, 2016 at 3:04 am

    What a gorgeous tree! We're huge TWD fans too! Love it!

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    Sparkles and Lattes
    November 30, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    I love that photo of your boys together. I could just eat them up as well. I am sorry that Jackson had a high fever. But so glad you put up that massive tree!!!

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