Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Turkey and Shopping

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday filled with good food and great times with friends and family! Our family spent time with those we love most and made some new memories. On Thanksgiving morning, Ryan and I watched the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade for the first time with Caleb. I have waited for this moment for so long! I finally got to see the excitement in his eyes when he saw all of the balloons and dancing. It was such a special time for me.

For lunch, we joined my family for a huge meal. My mom cooked enough for two large armies and we had plenty of leftovers to enjoy later! All of my family got to come for the first time in two years and it was such a blessing to have my family gather together. This is the first Thanksgiving Caleb and Zoey have had with everyone there.

We then headed over to my in-laws' home for more delicious food! Caleb is so fortunate to have his great-grandparents in his life. He enjoys showing off for them any chance he gets!

I am so very thankful for the large family we have! I'm so happy we all got the chance to get together and enjoy the holiday.

Friday morning, I was out at 2:30 am to join in the Black Friday shopping! I found a great deal on a Christmas sweater for Caleb at Belk.
It's perfect for him and I cannot wait to get his picture in it!
Plus it was 60% off!!!!

We also went to Toys R Us, Target and Kohls to find other great deals. I won't post them yet just in case some of my family is reading this. Don't want to spoil the surprise! 
Ryan and I got Caleb a bicycle trailer for Christmas. We found a great deal on a double trailer. It has plenty of storage room for all of Caleb's toys while he rides, it has a cover to keep the wind off of Caleb on colder days, and folds down neatly to fit in the car. We got one like this, but in red:

On Christmas morning, we're putting a big bow on it and watching the excitement! I also found a few small things as well. You may remember I mentioned having a difficult time finding interesting and fun age appropriate things for Caleb this year. It's hard finding toys for a two year old when most everything is rated from 0-18 months or 3+. If you're having the same problem, I'll share what we've found along the way.

I got Caleb a Fisher-Price Doodle thing....

I think this will be perfect entertainment in the car and completely mess free! Hallelujah for that!

I know you're all going to laugh at me for the next one....I have dreams of my child growing up and attending medical school. To slightly encourage that goal and dream, I kinda got him this:

You can never start too early! Ha!
I started out pre-med in college and found I had a weak stomach when it came to certain injuries (involving my little brother to be exact) and changed my major! Maybe Caleb will pursue it instead! Hey, a mama can dream!
I know I'm asking for all kinds of trouble when I purchased this for Caleb:

I guess every kid needs a chance to play with it.....I was one of those kids that lost the privilege when I  happened to get it in the carpet at home. I don't know of anything that gets dried Play-Doh out of carpet, just in case you were wondering. I can still remember the yellow dried mess in my mom's carpet. She really never let me forget it anyways....We moved from that house, so it's not a constant reminder! Caleb can only use it where there's hardwood in the house! Lesson learned!
(Still really sorry about that, Mom....)

We found some Crayola bath crayons and I know he'll love those! Caleb loves to play in the tub.

Caleb has asked Santa over and over (and then some more) for a Jeep this year. I mean we have literally stood above Santa at the mall and yelled down, "I wanna Jeeeeeeeep................." over and over. The kid is totally sold on the Jeep thing right now. On Christmas morning, Santa just may be possibly bringing this beautiful thing to Granny and Granddaddy's house for a special little boy I know. It's so dang big that Ryan will have to bring his trailer to take it home...This massive thing actually is all-terrain and has a real FM radio. I find this beyond hilarious for a Power Wheel toy! It even has a bumper to bumper warranty! Seriously cracks me up.....

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