Ok, so I was totally lame and did not get any Thanksgiving pictures. We had a marvelous meal made by my mother in law, Karen, and my sister in law, Abbey. After the food digested we were just hanging around and Abbey convinced Karen and I to go black Friday shopping at Walmart. I'd never been black friday shopping and thought it'd be hilarious to see the crazy people at Walmart. I expected people throwing some elbows or crazy fights over Elmo's... but nada. Everyone was nice and were chatting us up. It was so chill, we even bought some bananas for next mornings breakfast.
As soon as Thanksgiving ended we started Christmas baking. Maddy asks to make cookies everyday. She loves to mix, bake, sprinkle... she wants to do it all. We made practice 2D gingerbread houses before we upgraded to a 3D version. We are gearing up to make all sorts of goodies for her preschool teacher Ms. Janey, who she absolutely adores.
As the count down to Christmas continues, we gave into social pressure and got an Elf on the Shelf. Maddy named ours happy. Here he is one day perched on the gingerbread house Ethan and I tag teamed in our annual semi-competitive gingerbread house build off with our friends the Stangers. Maddy now loves elves and talks with Happy everyday. She found this hat amongst the decorations, put it on, and called herself Maddy the Elf.
Elliott is still our perfect little man. He's sweet, happy, cuddly, and sleeping better nowadays. He has become obsessed with our phones and if he sees them he will fight you until you give in and let him play. He's walking like a pro and fast as lightning.
BTW... disclaimer, we are going to send our christmas cards, I promise... we've had some delays with photos, but no worries you'll get a card with adorable kid pictures eventually.
Merry Christmas. We love you!