Saturday morning Dan and I got some shopping in (my mom and I went on Black Friday too), then picked up the kids and headed over to visit my Dad in Simi. We met at Red Robin, which is my favorite kid-friendly restaurant, had a yummy lunch and visited with Grandpa Mark. Afterwards, we hung out at Grandpa's house for a while and enjoyed some delicious treats that he made. My favorite was the key lime cheesecake. YUM! The kids really liked playing on his stairs, despite my protests.
Sunday morning we did some more shopping, if you can believe it! We are not even shoppers! I think we were just so excited to have willing babysitters, we took every opportunity to go out by ourselves. We even squeezed in a movie during this trip-Four Christmases. It was cute.
Sunday afternoon we joined our good friends Matt & Jamie for their daughter's Baby Dedication at their church. Ashley looked so adorable in her ladybug outfit and did great with their pastor. It was a privilege to be present as her parents dedicated her to the Lord. We stayed for lunch with their family and had a great time visiting.
Thanksgiving Number 3
From there, we drove to Grandma and Grandpa's house for our Italian Thanksgiving. It was pretty much the same crowd as on Thursday, but with our grandparents this time. Grandma made some lasagnas and some chicken and vegetables, plus a pineapple upside down cake and a lemon cake. She also gave the kids their Christmas presents early. Drew got a plush mountain that holds seven plush dinos. He loves it! Ava got a dance mat from Yo-Gabba Gabba. I have never seen this show, the only thing I know about it is that Isaac loves it. I don't know how you do it Kathy! Two days with this toy and I think it might run out of batteries real soon, if you know what I'm saying...