Tuesday, November 29, 2011

full belly, full heart...Thanksgiving.

So, yesterday was the first day of our new normal.  Back to work for me and daycare for Graham and Sawyer back full time.  I thought it would be easier leaving Graham and going back to work since I've done it before.  I thought wrong.  It was tough.  I honestly think it is one of those things that never really gets easier.  Just the thought of leaving Graham in an unfamiliar place with unfamiliar people about breaks my heart.  And I love their daycare and his teachers but it's still tough.  And it was like deja vu with Sawyer.  He wouldn't take a bottle. And so I left work at lunch because even though his teacher said he wasn't crying or fussing I couldn't stand for him to go another minute without eating.  I know it will get easier...for all of us.  It will just take some time.

But, lets skip ahead (or back) to some happy times.  We had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  It was nice to be home all together for a few days with nothing much to do.

We had our traditional breakfast of pigs in a blanket and pioneer woman's homemade cinnamon rolls.

breakfast with my boys...

we did a little paper reading

and parade watching

and baby snuggling!

And picture taking...tripod and remote style...Cooper even made this one.

little turkey

You may be seeing more and more pictures of Graham and less and less of Sawyer.  He won't stand still so all I can get are action shots.  He's busy.

This baby was so good I think we are going to fry another one this weekend.

Even Coopie got a special Thanksgiving treat.

Snuggling with my babies as we continued our tradition of watching Christmas Vacation on Thanksgiving night.

We got all of our decorating done. 

I had two little hands that were very helpful.  He pulled off every ornament I put on and it took twice as long to get stuff done but I wouldn't have it any other way.  I won't always have such helping hands!

And hearing Sawyer say "tree" every time he sees it makes my heart smile.

We were all geared up for the Iron Bowl.  We didn't get the outcome we wanted...

But there's always next year.

Sunday we headed to the tree farm to get our main tree.  Fun times...I'll be back with those pictures soon.


Kathy Jo said...

As always, your pictures and are beautiful and it makes me feel that I am right there! I know you guys had a fun relaxing time but you all were missed...terribly! What a beautiful family!!! I am so Thankful for all of YOU!!!

Much love to you all!

Jess said...

I can't even imagine how hard it must be and will be to leave your child for the first time and return to work!
Those family pictures are great with the Tripod! I can't even get anything that good with a human taking them! :)
Glad ya'll had a great Thanksgiving!

Amanda said...

I know yesterday was completely hard on you and I kept meaning to send you a text to let you know that you were in my thoughts ...glad to know mommy and boy did ok.
BTW, the pic of all four of you and Cooper...can we say framer?! I love that pic!

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