Monday, November 29, 2010

Thanksgiving Weekend Recap

Phew, it's been a whirlwind holiday weekend. What day is it? Monday? Jeez, even today flew.

Thursday was Desmond's first Thanksgiving! Full of family, food, and football. Just as it should be.

As is tradition, we first attended dinner with Tony's family:

Even Jaclyn was there! Virtually, at least, as you can see by the laptop on the side table. We Skyped with her for a little while. It was good to hear her voice, kinda like she was there in the room with everybody.

Des tried a little of everything for his first Thanksgiving feast. Turkey, squash, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce (his fave), carrots, stuffing. He loved it all.

After dinner we headed 45 minutes south for drinks and desserts in Braintree. Des was a little cranky by the time we got there. And my family can be somewhat... overwhelming. It's all the kids. The zillions of kids. And loud people. And scary men in suits who grab babies out of their momma's arms.

I promise, Uncle Dickie is harmless.

Such a fun time. Overall, Des did very well. He even stayed up past his bedtime and wasn't a total basket case about it. We got home around 8:30, and it felt like midnight. Exhausting day.

Friday was a whole lotta nothing. Just what we all needed.

Saturday was another crazy day. Desmond's daycare provider has a Christmas photo taken with all the kids every year. So we got him gussied up and took him over to her house. Lots of kids, parents, and one photographer/baby wrangler.

Saturday night we attended a friend's birthday party, which meant another trip down to the South Shore. The theme was grunge, and we took it very seriously:

It was the first party with friends where kids were encouraged to attend, so there were a bunch of little ones running around. It was crazy to see these people who we used to hang out with at punk rock shows chasing after babies now. Crazy and awesome. I wish those kinda hangouts would happen more often.

Then Sunday was another lazy day. Des napped for a total of four hours that day, which is waaaaay more than usual. A few times I made Tony go check on him to make sure he was still breathing. But all was well. The kid just had enough of our shenanigans and needed a day of rest.

Now we're in full holiday swing around here. I am beside myself with excitement for Christmas!


Mr Lonely said...
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Jaclyn said...

I was so happy my brother got the wireless working over Nani's to skype!!

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