Saturday, December 4, 2010

Thanksgiving-Before and After

So, it's been a while. Weeks probably. No real excuse except I've been busy doing other things. The weekend before Thanksgiving Amber & Quinn arrived and spent a the weekend and Monday with us. It was heaven! We so love getting re-acquainted with Quinn and thankfully it doesn't take her long to accept us again.

The dogs were absolutely overjoyed to have her back here again and couldn't wait to show her.

Here they are giving her the double ear wash! Not too good a picture of her though. Sorry Quinn!

She had much more interest in them this time too and laughed out loud every time one of them came near her. It was really cute to watch and I was so proud of them for behaving and no matter what she did (and she did do a few things because after all, she is a baby) they either put up with it or walked away. Such good dogs!!

Everybody was lined up for "snack time".

We even made time to go to the high school and let them run for a bit. Quinn wasn't used to this cold weather though and was pretty quiet while we were there.

Amber & Quinn headed over to the other side of the state to spend Thanksgiving with Andy and the rest of his family. Quinn got to see her cousins again and learned a few things. In just those few short days when they returned to our house the next weekend she was trying to walk and standing unassisted.

Our Thanksgiving was pretty quiet. I made these lovely cinnamon rolls for breakfast and even had enough dough to make rolls to go with dinner.

The rest of the dinner was pretty generic: turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, sweet potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce and the delicious rolls. Sadly, I had filled up on cheeseball all morning so really wasn't that hungry when dinner time rolled around. Afterward I had to lay on the couch for a couple hours as my stomach wasn't feeling all that good. :-(

The days after Thanksgiving are kind of a blur. I didn't really do any shopping on black Friday but I did make a run to Michael's to buy a stocking for Quinn so I (I mean Santa) will have something to put all her goodies in!

I took Amber and Quinn to the airport on Monday afternoon for their flight home. I'm sure Quinn was so happy to sleep in her own crib that night and get back to her familiar surroundings. I'm not so sure Amber was happy to be back working again but after you play you pay, right?

Here's a really cute video of Quinn playing with the dogs one afternoon. Again, I have to brag about how good they were.

They both just get up and move away when she gets a little too friendly. And she follows! So funny and cute!!

This video is a little long so I'll warn you right now. Three minutes can seem like an eternity sometimes. I especially cringe when I hear myself talking (and singing, good Lord) but she's so cute I had to put it on here anyway, especially for Tyler.

Tyler couldn't be home for Thanksgiving and we missed him. I hope this helps you feel closer to home son and to see how fast Quinn is growing up. She's such a funny little thing, so entertaining!

Last week was really a blur, just work and more work. I did manage to do a little shopping this past weekend. We have two families at school in need that we are shopping for so I finished that up and now just have to get things wrapped. Only two more weeks of school and we are out for the rest of the year!! Yea!!

Today H and Scott managed to get the outside decorated. All I have done inside is put up the kitchen tree. Maybe next weekend will be more productive and I can get the big tree up. We'll see.

I did manage to make a big pot of chicken noodle soup. We will be able to have some later in the week when I'm too beat to cook a decent dinner. It's been really cold with snow flurries almost every day. We still haven't had the "big snow" yet but I'm sure it's not far away.

Have a good week!


Lynilu said...

How sweet is that video of Quinn and the dogs!! Oh, my!

Deb said...

I know! Weren't they so good??? She loves them so and thinks they are so funny and you can't see it from this video but they love her too and spend lots of time trying to lick her face! She's learned to tuck and duck!

Anonymous said...

GREAT UPDATE! That Snack Time pic is one of my new favs. And love that dancing - by everyone!