This week: 30 November 2016

This week, oh, this week. I'll sum it up: Thanksgiving, potty training, Christmas decorating, and food poisoning. Oh, and lots of pictures! But none of the food poisoning. Or potty training.

Thanksgiving was amazing! We had 23 people in my house (just during the day, only 4 people were "staying" with us). I got a new dining table, but held onto the old one for a while so that everyone could have a seat - for dinner and games. I loved having people all over playing board games, downstairs playing pool or darts - it was delightful.

 The kids were in heaven! So many (of husbands) aunts, uncles and cousins to play with, smile at, and woo. The girls managed to be in a lap almost all the time and Wade, well, Wade made sure he was the star of the party.

There is little that makes me happier than seeing people love my children. That, and decorating.

Like putting together centerpieces - which didn't make it to dinner cause we needed game space. And then they could stop tempting little hands.

On Sunday night Husband's parents, his brother's family and us had soup. It was delicious, the aftermath, not so much. It started around 9:00 pm when Husband's brother went out side for fresh air and threw up in my bushes like a frat boy. Wade fell that night and everyone else went down in the next 24 hours. We often have a house full of people and the idea of everyone getting sick gives me anxiety - well, now it happened. Wade had no idea he should be sick and just kept eating and then puking, which I think actually made him recover quicker cause he never got dehydrated. That evening he begged for a hot dog and was totally fine, while the rest of us are still eating soup and other gentle things. He was great at making it in the bowl (I know, I know, worse that potty talk, but I'm legit proud of him!). Husband got a little delirious and was talking to his food on the way down, telling it to stay down or at least let him soak up it's nutrients, ha, ha! I managed to never toss my cookies, just feel terrible, but able to take care of everyone. Luckily - LUCKILY - my girls didn't eat the soup, so they didn't get sick and even gave me  two amazing naps.

While we're on the gross stuff, Wade is doing so good potty training. Even when sick he didn't have accidents! He's still having some #2 problems, but mostly not being fast enough to the toilet. Yesterday he was upstairs and needed to go "brown," as he calls it, and I went up to help him and he starts yelling, "fast mommy! It coming out!! It coming out!" Why is this the funniest thing to me? Seriously, potty training is hilarious. He tells me all about his "yellow poop" and "brown poop" and that brown poop comes out his butt. And when he has a hard time going, he pushed his belly button in. Going potty has also become his newest bedtime stall tactic, it adds on a good 35 minutes onto bedtime.

I got out the Christmas decor - could anything be more excited!!

I have a few things that I have to wait until they're old news or else I'll have toppled trees and smashed babies.

Okay, a few more random pictures:

Wade still loves laying out blankets and the girls love to come sit on them, on cue all cute and adorable.

The girls figured out moving the baskets that were protecting the cords. They keep turning everything off. I'm not a fan.

Sick week included a lot of TV and iPad time for everyone. 

Jac LOVES books. If you give her a lap and read her a book, she's the happiest baby you'll ever meet. Side note, took them to the doctor for potential ear ache and she's 24 pounds! Blake's 21 pounds. 

Wade's been into his blocks again - specifically making "windows" and "doors." 

This week has been one of those good, bad and ugly weeks. I genuinely enjoyed so much of it! But, so ready for it to come to an end. Yes, this week needs to end. 

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