Thanksgiving Week Snapshots

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, full of family time and delicious food!

I’ve been enjoying lots of time away from the computer, but wanted to pop in to share some photos from our week, which has been truly wonderful.

We traveled to Wisconsin for Thanksgiving.  Sadly there are no direct flights from Austin to Milwaukee, so it’s a bit of a trek, but we survived!  James ate snacks for pretty much the entire first flight, and took a nap on the second flight, so it wasn’t too bad.

He made himself right at home at my in-laws’ house and has been having a great time eating lots of food and playing Duplos.

He also been sporting his first winter coat, which is just the cutest.  The weather has actually been surprisingly nice though!

We took him to story time at the local library and he had a great time with this dino digging activity.

We drive to Madison, Wisconsin for actual Thanksgiving and had a wonderful time introducing James to his aunts and uncles.

James played in the backyard and collected pinecones until it was time to eat.

He thoroughly enjoyed the Thanksgiving spread (as did we all).  His favorite food seemed to be the cranberries, which he devoured and then ate seconds of.

There was a dog at the house and it was the CUTEST to watch James with him.  He followed him around and kept burying his head in the dog’s fur and giving him kisses.  Luckily, it was an older dog and he was very docile and friendly.  James even took a good nap while we were there, which made things more fun for everyone.

Today we took him to the Milwaukee zoo and it was so fun to watch him react to the animals.  It is a beautiful day here, sunny and almost 60 degrees, which is quite warm for Wisconsin!

It’s been wonderful to spend so much time with family, and also to see my best friend who also lives in Milwaukee.  While he clearly still doesn’t really “get” the holidays, it’s been fun to celebrate with a little toddler who can participate and enjoy everything with us.

I hope you had a truly wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  1. I love this! Looks like you had blast (and might need to get a dog?!?! ;))
    I can’t believe how warm it was in Wisconsin! Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend with family.

  2. “Gobble til you wobble” should be everyone’s Thanksgiving day motto! Welcome (back) to WI! We love the Milwaukee County Zoo as well. The Domes is another favorite with the little ones. Happy Holidays!

    1. Yes! We just took him to the Domes yesterday, and he loved it. It was great because we have a membership to a Wildflower Center in Austin that has reciprocal memberships with a ton of places, so we got in for free. Happy Holidays to you too!

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