Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Thanksgiving Recap!

It has been a busy week getting caught up from all of our Thanksgiving weekend fun! We had a wonderful weekend in South Dakota and it was good to spend time with family. This year we have much to be thankful for; our family, our health, and our happiness, and much much more!(Now that we are home I'm so thankful for 2 boys sleeping ALL night each day this week. We did not get much sleep on our trip and Todd and I were both exhausted). Here is our Thanksgiving recap:
We left bright and early Wednesday morning. About an hour into the drive Blake threw up/spit up in his car seat. We weren't sure what happened but he seemed to feel fine so we cleaned him up and kept going. We stopped outside of Omaha at a local burger joint named Stella's that I found in Midwest Living last year. We ate there last year and loved it so we decided to go back. It's always nice to find alternatives to the interstate fast food options!

Wednesday night we started preparing for Thanksgiving. James helped by making some cute turkeys for all of his little cousins. It is quite possible that he ate more than he made. He kept trying to dip his knife in the frosting...

Justin and Todd even got in on the Thankgiving prep and peeled 10 lbs of potatoes.
Thanksgiving day I didn't snap many pictures but I did get a picture of all the delicious food AND..
A picture of the boys!
Friday morning we headed across the border to Minnesota to visit Todd's dad. James likes to ride Grandpa Brad's 4 wheeler when we visit.
We also got in a couple card games.

Friday night after we tucked James in for bed he got the stomach flu. He got sick twice before bed. He woke up Saturday morning feeling ok, but still not 100%. He seemed to be acting somewhat normal so he went with Grandma to pick out a Christmas tree.

Saturday afternoon we all had fun decorating the tree and the living room with Christmas decor! We were getting ready to have dinner and James got sick again and this time it was when I was holding him so I got covered. Yuck! We quickly rushed to the shower and thankfully he didn't get sick again. We were planning to get the boys dressed up and take some family pictures, but ended up just spending the evening in our pajamas. James felt fine the rest of the evening and we enjoyed our Stemsrud Christmas. Here are some pics/videos from our evening.

The boys got so many fun toys and books. They have been keeping them both really busy this week!

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