Thanksgiving weekend was REALLY busy, but fun. Mark’s sister, brother-in-law and their two sons visited all the way from Pittsburgh. We really enjoyed having them over. Our boys were very excited to have their cousins here, and all the kids played well together. It was nice to spend some time with family getting caught up. We had our turkey with the usual fixings, and there are LOTS of turkey leftovers to enjoy this week.
On Friday, I did a (very) little Black Friday shopping, and went to work for a few hours. Nate had his four month well baby check that afternoon. He is growing well (17 lbs 9 oz) and is developmentally on target. His eczema was TERRIBLE, though, and the pediatrician prescribed him some triamcinolone cream to use along with the moisturizers we’re already slathering all over him. He only got 2 shots (Prevnar and Pentacel) as well as an oral vaccine (Rotarix).
On Saturday we made our annual trek out to the Christmas tree farm. This proved to be a little challenging this year because we now have two babes in arms. Initially we planned to just pick a pre-cut tree from the barn. However, once we arrived at the farm, the big boys saw the tractor and really wanted to go on the hay ride. In the end, we all rode on the tractor, and I waited with the babies at the drop-off point while Mark took Isaac and Jonny to get us a tree.
This worked out well since the weather was fairly warm (around 50 degrees). Ben loves being outside when it’s not too cold and he was in a great mood, and he smiled and giggled, and even stood up nicely for awhile, leaning back on my legs for support. And surprisingly, Nate was quiet.
The big boys came back with our tree, and we rode the tractor back. They wrapped up our tree and we went home. I’m glad we got the tree on Saturday because the weather has been colder and wetter since then.
Can you believe it’s only 23 days until Christmas???