There is so much to be thankful for this season, including simply, THIS SEASON! Thanksgiving and Christmas are 2 of my favorite holidays, filled with family, friends, fun, and lots of wonderful traditions and memories.
At Sadie's 1 week appointment, she weighed 8 lb exactly, already 5 ounces above her birth weight. She is eating well and seems pretty typical of a newborn. We are so thankful to have a healthy baby.
For Thanksgiving, sweet friends from church invited us over for dinner and we had a nice time. Though we certainly missed seeing family, we are thankful for good friends to include us. It was also nice to enjoy a wonderful meal and not have to worry about that with a 10 day old. I was fully prepared to get a spiral ham, instant stuffing, and bake a few sweet potatoes.
I must say, thus far, Jude has been wonderfully patient with moments like these when Mommy has to disappear. Just this morning, he ran into the kitchen and whispered, "I checked on Sadie and she's doing ok."
After the game, we went to Snowflake Lane where Jude enjoyed the pretend snow, music, and drums. He also really got a kick out of meeting Rudolph and Frosty. He requests their songs constantly.
He is also WAY too observant. Today, while playing with his Little People Nativity scene, he made shooting sounds with a wise man. I asked him, "What are you doing?" and he said, "shooting the angels". My mouth dropped and I told him we are to NEVER pretend to shoot anything, especially people. (Mind you, Justin has had the conversations with him concerning gun safety and only shooting animals for food multiple times.) Long story short, he apparently saw a scene from Ratatoullie (spell check) where the old lady tries to shoot the mice. He literally watched the movie for less than 10 minutes and that's what he picked up.
Any who, we're excited about my sister and Eli coming for a visit this week and making lots of holiday memories with them!