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A Birthday and Thanksgiving Blur....

I just realized I never did a post about LP's first birthday party or our Thanksgiving!  I'd better get caught up or I'll be posting Christmas stuff in July!!

So where to begin?  LP turned 1 on November 17.  So the Saturday before we had his very first (teddy-bear themed) birthday party.  My parents came up for the weekend and we invited our friends from our little Friday playgroup.

First we decorated.

And cooked.

And spent hours making a teddy bear cake.

And then we partied!  Here's LP with all of his best buddies!

Pappy Wawa was VERY excited about LP's presents...

But LP was more excited about his cake!

After the party Paul and I gave him our present- a bouncy pony that right now he likes to pet but doesn't like to ride on.

And Nana and Pappy Wawa gave him a push wagon!

That evening there were even MORE presents from Great Aunt Cindi (aka GAC) and Great GrandmaRee (aka G.G.)

LP loved the cards the most (reminder to self- just give the kid a bunch of greeting cards for Christmas- no need for real gifts!)

On Tuesday, his actual birthday, Grammy and Papa came over to celebrate.

He got toys, a winter coat, and some new clothing.

Am I the only one who's noticed that we always drag our holidays and special events out into multi-day events?  It's exhausting!

Thanksgiving, fortunately was very quiet.  LP and I were in Pennsylvania unexpectedly earlier in the week as my dear Aunt Jean had passed away.  He and I drove back to Massachusetts Thanksgiving morning and we had dinner at Grammy and Papa's house.  I didn't take very many pictures- here's one of my two Paul's getting ready to chow down:


So now it's on to Christmas!  We've already done a lot of our shopping and I'm hoping to get the Christmas decorations up this weekend! We'll see how LP does with the tree- we're just going to put unbreakable ornaments at the bottom and attempt to teach him to behave himself!


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