November 21st through the 27th
No school this entire week. Our first week long fall break (usually the kids only get Thursday and Friday off). Wish we had more planned. We started off the week with an appointment for Madison at Dr. Truman's. She got a bracket on her eye tooth that is finally moving into place. Which reminds me of my pesky eye tooth when I had braces. Mine was on the right side and up too far in the front (not in the roof of my mouth).
Tuesday I went and got the last of my Thanksgiving groceries bought.
Wednesday I took Max and Madison over to Jen's and the kids (with the help from us adults) put together some Christmas 3D foam structures that Jen bought at Michaels. She got them when they were 70% off. We had a good laugh when we were all done because the boxes said they would take between 60 to 100 minutes to put together and that they were for ages 6 and up. Well it probably took us twice as long and there was a lot of complaining because they weren't that easy. But, they turned out pretty cute and there was pizza for lunch too. I helped Mason and Beckam, they were both making the snow globes. Max got about half way done with his and that was all he could take. So I took over and finished it up.
Max did the little town square...
Madison did the colorful house. Piper had one too and Madi tried to help her as she went along. But, eventually Jodie finished it up.
Jen had an extra one that she sent home for Kenzie to put together. (Since she hung out with Kaylynn today, making cookies and going to lunch at the bread store.) She probably had hers put together with 10 minutes to spare.
Thursday was Thanksgiving. We spent it with the Bertrands.
Friday, Darric and I put a nine pound turkey in the crock pot and let it cook all day. That night we had a third Thanksgiving dinner, with leftovers and our crock pot turkey.
Saturday morning, at 12:00 am, Madison went into Mackenzie's room while she was sleeping and jumped on her bed, wishing her a Happy Birthday. 18 today!! Where has the time gone? The kids and I had to be out at the Clark County Heritage Museum to do Christmas pictures at 9:00. The rest of the fam came too. We were the first and only ones there for probably two whole hours.
I love looking in these old houses. Even though they are a bit creepy with the mannequins. Makes me wish I could go back in time to live that way for a few days or so. This year, I discovered sheets of recipes in each of the houses. They were all different kinds of desserts. Quincy helped me track down the last two.
Grandma brought donuts for Kenzie's birthday and we left there around 11:30. Matt had to leave early because he found out his shop got broken into. And Jen had to hurry to get the kids to their games at noon, so half of Jodie's crew came with me and the rest went with mom and dad and we dropped them off at their house.
Then we came home to pick up Darric and went to lunch. Kenzie picked Macaroni Grill. She said they had good bread. But that was all that was good. Hopefully we won't make the mistake of going there again. We went into the Petsmart for a few minutes since we were in the same parking lot. Then we came home.
That night Darric let Kenzie have Cane's for dinner. Then Madi made crepes for dessert. We lit a candle and sang Happy Birthday.
Sunday I took Kenzie to Target and we finally picked up her Rx's. Then we went to Tilly's and she got a new backpack, a shirt, some earrings and chokers with her birthday money. Later, Kenzie went with Kaylynn to get frozen yogurt. We ended the night watching our first Christmas movie, Elf.