hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving yesterday! i didn’t leave our apartment once the entire day, despite putting on a dress and some lipstick! which was amazing! it was a super low key day while we just cooked a ton and lounged and played and ate and ate some more while enjoying the company of some of our family! i also fell asleep on eleanor’s tiny toddler bed at one point in the afternoon while we were all playing in the nursery. everybody went to the playground and left me in the toddler bed sleeping. having that random nap was pretty much incredible, despite waking up to weird pains in my body due to accidentally falling asleep in the tiniest bed ever! but hey, i’ll take it.
my little sister hannah and her husband ryan moved to new york city this past week, and i have truly been freaking out every day since they arrived! it is just the best thing that could ever possibly happen right now, and we are all a little bit beside ourselves with excitement! we have never had the fortune of living near family, and we miss ours terribly. when we went around the table today during thanksgiving dinner, each person saying one thing he or she is thankful for, eleanor started us off with “having hannah and ryan living here!” we all pretty much then said a similar version of that because we can’t stop talking about it! ;)
a few more photos from our day…
this was the best turkey yet, way to go, josh davis! i’m thankful for you and for your thanksgiving day feast making skills!
i keep telling the kids to be softer, gentler, whisper more when they are around these two. i don’t know why, i had to catch myself today. i’m so nervous we are going to freak them out because our family is so loud and crazy sometimes and i don’t want to scare them away just yet. i keep thinking, “oh my gosh it’s only day 3. be extra nice to them!!!!!” but i think they know what they are in for. and i’m so grateful they can handle it. ;)
i tried to snap a few really fast photos as everyone took their seats because i always love going back each year and looking through the photos of the same holiday through time. but i also appreciate a meal that is HOT. so this is as good as we got!
and also, i know i’ve mentioned this on instagram before, but i have to scratch my head throughout the day at how often i find a random apple with a few bites taken out of it on the floor in some random place. for example, the apple under the coffee table here. the amount of apples i find! this doesn’t happen with other food! other food tends to be eaten at the table or brought back into the kitchen when they are done with it. but apples? apples just tend to hang out everywhere. my kids love to help themselves to them from the fridge and since they often take some time to eat, they prefer to take them with them while they go play and what not. i am always finding new ones around the apartment and rinsing them off and trying to finish them off before they go bad. it’s a little bit hilarious though how often we find them. best part of this story is that the first night we all went over to hannah and ryan’s apartment this week, josh sliced up an apple for the kids over there to share and the next day hannah was like, “we found so much apple around the apartment after you guys left.” LOL. at least we are keeping the doctor’s away! ;)
not sure if you can notice in the back there how the bottom half of our tree is not decorated! HAHA. also, there are a couple of pairs of chopsticks hanging randomly from the tree thanks to eleanor and samson who placed them there on their own the other day after we ate chinese food. there was also a tiny pound puppy in there at one point, but he has since been put back the nursery. this tree is pretty much 100% decorated by them (with the bottom half bare for conrad’s sake) and it’s the best reminder when i pass it each day about what a fun chapter of life this is. it’s a good one.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS, FOLKS!