The biggest thing about this week is that Ben is done with SURGERY rotations. He's been doing some anesthesia stuff that he's pretty interested in and will continue to do that for a few weeks. But his alarm no longer has to go off at 4:05 :) how nice.
Caroline is just a hoot. Kari brought her dog Laika (like-uh) over and Caroline had a BLAST. Laika was so well behaved and so fun to play with. We had grilled cheese and tomato soup for lunch and it was a delicious. Lunch is the hardest meal for me but when people come over it's fun to fix things. It was a great start to our week.
Monday night I also had a presidency meeting, it didn't quite turn out as planned but Savanna and I got some things planned since it was the only time that we all could meet. Meanwhile, Ben and Caroline went on a drive and instead of getting ice cream they came home with a real Christmas tree. OH BOY. I've never had a real tree but for right now I really like it. Our home smells so Christmas-y--and since it is so no cold outside, it is really nice! Caroline mainly likes to undecorate the tree which I don't mind at all. Just a fun little thing to get us in the Christmas spirit.
Tuesday. Hmmm...we ran errands and collected food for our Thanksgiving feast! That's all that I remember ha! AND Wednesday I decided to get everything made for Thanksgiving. Nothing too eventful and it was Ben's last day.
Thanksgiving was glorious! We had so much fun. We played all morning and gathered stuff for the drive down to Miami. Just like last year we joined the Hadley's for Thanksgiving. IT was so much FUN and we loved seeing all of our Miami friends. Caroline played the entire time and only had one bite of food...the "blue stuff"...aka JELLO!!! No worries, she at a bag of popcorn and a bar on the way home. What a feast. Caroline played the entire time with some princess dolls and just had a ball. Ben and I enjoyed conversing with other adults...#parenthood.
Friday we went to see the Good Dinosaur...which was a flop of an experience. Caroline didn't watch the movie at all and half way through Ben took her home. I LOVED it and I am so glad Disney made another dinosaur movie. It wasn't like the trailers but it was a sweet story. Can't wait for Ben to see it because he won't let me tell him about it.
BOWS. Caroline will now wear bows. Her bangs finally got long enough that she now tolerates and I think...enjoys wearing bows. It has been a fun week of doing hair and letting her pick out her little hair accessories. She's such a cooperative Barbie doll.
We did end up doing a little birthday shopping. I really wanted to sign up for a lightroom class but the one that I wanted to take isn't being offered anymore--so that was a bummer. BUT I got a new fitbit instead. I'm excited to get back on track with walking and exercising...this has beeeeen a year and I'm excited to have my sweet little tracker again. We snagged Aladdin for 9 bucks and I'm excited to open it up as a Christmas gift in a few weeks! We also got Caroline's LAST Christmas gift. We've been collecting and planned on just doing something small but we caught a deal on something that she is going to LOOOVe and we couldn't pass it up.
We spent Saturday morning at this awesome little park...Caroline played while I walked. We went to Walmart for fruit snacks and water and then to Barnes and Noble because there was a bad wreck and bad traffic by our house making it hard to get home.
Today was probably my favorite primary day ever. Everything fell into place when I was a little worried because I was going to be the only one there. The kids LOVED sharing time--we played a "sharing time game show service" game and oh it was just fabulous. We sang Christmas songs and wiggled and just had fun. This afternoon we had a mini Thanksgivingish meal- pork, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, and rolls. I love Thanksgiving food and now I don't have to cook for the next few days. WIN!
Anyways. It's a week.