It has been years since the hubby and I have had such a long weekend off together. We spent Wednesday night through Sunday morning with my parents. It was a much needed break filled with family time. I think Liam's favorite part was our trip to Starbucks (crazy I know, but he LOVES coffee). Nagyi and Nagypapi spoiled him and got him his very own decaf Pumpkin spice latte. They spelled his name completely wrong (Lea). I guess this is understandable since I ordered it and I don't think they picked up on the fact that it was for my toddler (I can't imagine why not ;P). But Liam did not mind at all! That boy was in heaven! (Don't worry...we aren't bad parents. This was his first coffee and definitely a special Thanksgiving treat not an every day thing. Plus, we figured it was better than him having sips of ours with the full caffeine load and boy can he beg and gulp!)
The hubby's favorite part was feeding the ducks and playing on the playground with Liam. This is the first time we've done either as a family and it was a blast! I can tell he is excited as Liam grows and changes into toddlerhood. So much to look forward to!
My favorite part (other than the food and family time) was putting up our tree once we got home. We have a tradition of getting the tree from Home Depot and carrying it home on foot (we aren't super strong or crazy or anything. We just live really close to Home Depot and drive small sedans and happened upon this tradition by accident one year when we had walked to Home Depot "just to look" at trees and of course found "the perfect one"). It was cold this year though so we broke tradition and strapped the tree to my car and drove it home. We are both hoping to start a new tradition next year in which we go to a tree farm and pick a tree ("chop one down" in my husband's imagination). We got a beautiful tree this year, though. One of the employees asked me what I was looking for and I said "fluffy". He sure found one to fit the bill!
I loved watching Liam "help" with decorating. He surprised me and wasn't really interested in the lights. He loved the little plastic ornament balls though. (It would be my child that wants to eat ornaments instead of staring cutely at pretty lights ;).
I love our tree! Full and fluffy with lots of lights and full of personality and memories! I love looking through our ornaments and reminiscing every year. I try to make my mother and mother-in-law an ornament most years and I usually make us one too. We've also gotten presents of first Christmases for our wedding and for Liam's first Christmas last year too. I'll have to do a post about these sometime because there is too much to share here.
Liam loves the tree too but he seems to disagree with my decorating ;). He LOVES pulling ornaments off of the tree. We're still working on learning how to hang them back up.