Archive for November, 2015

Now that I’m teaching two kids how to play the piano and they’re both expressing interest in learning other instruments (they say NOW, but I say they have to wait until they have a firm grasp on the piano), I find myself more and more in need of a resource like this Musicians website .  By the time all four kids have learned the instruments they’re interested in, who knows how much music, accessories and instruments we’ll have bought?!

Our Thanksgiving plans have been turned upside down this year.  Chad’s grandma died a little over a week ago, so we went home to attend the funeral.  All of his siblings also attended, so most of them were not going to be able to make the trip home again so soon for Thanksgiving.  So now we’ll be having a small Thanksgiving at our house with just our family.

It has to be suuuuper small (no leftovers!) because we’re leaving the next day for our annual Kalahari vacation with my family.  My grandparents get a house for all of us and we spend 4 days at the water park and indoor amusement park.  So much fun!

It’s that time again…Thanksgiving is this month!  It’s time for everyone to start thinking about the traditional food, the pies, the footbal, and of course…Pilgrim, fall, and harvest themed table decorations!

A few years ago, we hosted Thanksgiving at our house for the first (and only) time.  It was not something I recommend doing within the first couple months after having a baby.  But I digress.  It was chaos and a bunch of food didn’t turn out right, but it sure was fun shopping for decorations and setting them all up beforehand.  The foundation for an amazing Thanksgiving table, of course, is the table linens!  I think these Faux Burlap Fitted Tablecloth 30W x 72L x 36H – PremierTableLinens look like so much fun more a holiday table!  Not only will they look natural with any holiday decor, they’re top of the line fabric AND they cover all sides of table except the side your guests sit on.  On that side, they’re shorter to accommodate laps and legs.  What more could you ask for??

Kaylee has always marched to the beat of her own drum.  All the way back to my pregnancy with her, everything has been different.  Why should teething be any exception?

She has two teeth on the bottom and four on the top.  To reinforce that, she has just the two tiny little teeth on the bottom.  And now she’s cutting MOLARS.  Four of them, two on top and two on bottom.  Why?!  And as if that weren’t enough, she is also cutting her eye teeth on the bottom now, too.

She and I are both miserable messes.  Neither of us sleep anymore.  The other day I glanced at her absent-mindedly and my first thought was, “Wow, she needs some concealer for those under-eye circles!”

At this point, the only hope for my sanity is that these teeth come in really really fast and then we have a break for awhile since she’s getting so many at once!

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