On Monday my mother-in-law and my two sisters-in-law (Emily & Megan) drove up to St.George to go to Tai Pan (a super fantastic home decor store) and just have a fun girls day. Chris and his dad were nice enough to watch the kids and they even took them to the park to feed the ducks where they ended up being surrounded by pigeons. After we came home the guys went to a tea party, I mean fantasy football party (they are both pretend so I get mixed up sometimes).
We went to this really cute Thai place in St. George, and here is the proof that I actually ate some sushi! I really don't feel like I have been missing out on anything.On Tuesday we had our annual family pictures taken and were lucky that none of them included Dalin crying. His progression went like this, trying to cry, trying to pretend he wanted to cry but barely holding back a smile then finally giving in to the funny voices and bunny ears going on behind the camera. The pictures have the same back drops as last year so they look about the same, we're just wearing different clothes. I'm less than excited with how they turned out, so we'll see how long I can stand to look at the picture before I have to get another one.
The kids discovered grandpa Hal's talent for crafting paper airplanes and filled most of Wednesday with various airplane related contests.
Grandma Lynne and aunt Emily provided the kids with a super cute craft project. The girls decoupaged some wooden purses and the boys did frames. They decorated them with some stickers I had in my scrapbook supplies. If you enlarge the picture you can Jayden's frame has a roll of toilet paper and some panties on it. His mom managed to get the "Atta Girl" sticker off before Jayden could notice.Chris's sister Megan did a fabulous job of hosting Thanksgiving dinner and all of the Edwards family, except for our Texan Lindsay and her family, were able to be there. The food was delicious and we had a great time playing games and visiting.
Those of you who know Chris know of his black Friday tradition. We were this close to having him actually stay home Thanksgiving night, but he decided to check out the Best Buy near Meagan's house. He decided the line was less than formidable so once again he spent the night in line to buy absolutely nothing for himself. At least he got to hang out with his only brother and get a total of four hours of sleep in two days. I did a little shopping after he came home, but I am far from hard core and I only stayed out for about an hour and a half.
On Friday we went to the park to feed the ducks again and although there were fewer pigeons this time around there were still enough that Dalin is sure there are ducks on the roofs around us. We had an official paper airplane contest and all the kids got prizes at an awards breakfast the next day. After some tearful acceptance speeches and celebratory dances Chris and the kids went to drop grandma and grandpa off at the airport. I took advantage of my no kid situation and went shopping again. I got some really great deals so there is a slight chance I could be converted to the black friday shopping, but never the staying overnight part. That night Chris and his brother and his brothers wife went to bingo at Sunset Station and now they are big fans. It was probably the free dobber that won them over, because that is all they came away with.
We had a fun week full of family, and I hope you all had a great holiday as well. And if you made it through this whole post in one sitting kudos to you!