Hello and Happy Monday and Happy Thanksgiving week! Hope you all had a great weekend. Ours was wonderful, busy, and a little eclectic given the title of this blog post!
On Friday afternoon, Luke and I headed to Ava’s preschool Thanksgiving potluck (Tommy joined us a bit later), armed with homemade pumpkin pies. The second we entered the classroom it was clear who the rockstar was.
Seriously ya’ll, it was so darling to see how excited all of Ava’s classmates (and Ava, of course) were to see Luke. They kept asking me his name, they kept wanting to touch him everywhere (not going to lie, I did have a split second panic thinking of all the germs Luke may be encountering at that moment, but then let it go – it was pointless), and wanting to show Luke their dance moves. Luke in return LOVED all the attention.
Once we were sufficiently stuffed with a pre-Thanksgiving meal and had done a Thanksgiving craft with Ava, the four of us were off to Bowie, Maryland. We were heading to our friend Allison and George’s house to celebrate Allison’s birthday!
In addition to the delicious cake that was served, they had gotten dinner catered by a local Mexican restaurant for guests to enjoy and that was heaven in and of itself. I also enjoyed a homemade margarita from George. 🙂
Our Saturday’s main event was heading to Baltimore to attend the B & O Railroad Museum’s Polar Express. You may remember, we have been to this museum several times for “Day Out with Thomas“. I really enjoyed the Polar Express experience a bit better than Thomas, but it’s probably not that surprising given how much of a Christmas person I am. I really enjoyed the decorations and the thought and detail that went into creating this book coming to life, so to speak. The main characters from the book were played by actors, the windows of the train were covered with starry paper to make it seem like passengers were flying in the sky, and hot chocolate and cookies were served on board.
The train ride was probably 20-25 minutes total and the ride ended at the North Pole, naturally. There were all kind of trains, big and small to look at, there was a huge Christmas tree kids could go into, a carousel, and trains that kids could play with.
Sunday, I was back on the road, heading to Indian Head, Maryland to attend my friend Arlene’s scrapbooking party. (Tommy, the kids, and a babysitter stayed at home). Arlene’s father recently passed away and when Arlene reached out asking if I would be interested in coming to her house one day to help her make a scrapbook with photos of her dad and do some scrapbooking of my own, of course I said yes. One, to be with Arlene and support her of course, but two, I have been working on Luke’s baby book since he was born (and will continue to until he turns one) and thought this would be the perfect time to get some baby booking done.
It was so much fun catching up with Arlene – and the fact that her husband, Seyla, cooked so much delicious food for us to enjoy as we chatted and scrapbooked was icing on the cake!
Hope you have a great Monday.