Wednesday morning: Feast day at the kids' school. We had to divide and conquer this year--it was Little Miss's first feast and the Kid's last, which made for a nice sort of symmetry--but, as always, it was fun to eat the meal the kids were so proud of preparing.
Wednesday afternoon: A drive to Pittsburg for a few days with family. (And a post-feast nap for some of us.)
Wednesday evening: Our second Thanksgiving feast. My Nice-In-Laws decided to go the seafood route this year, which made for a yummy change of pace.
Thursday morning: A Thanksgiving 5K for Sweet Husband and I. (The kiddos had breakfast with Manga and Panga.) No records were shattered, but it was a beautiful run. We saw two or three deer, even.
Thursday afternoon and evening: Thanksgiving was also my birthday this year, so I drug the whole family to a matinee of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them". (Super fun!) Then we were off to feast number three, a more traditional turkey dinner at my Auntie's house.
Friday morning: We were back in the car early, so Sweet Husband could get home for work. The kids and I didn't even bother to change out of our pjs for the ride.
And, since we'd already made it that far without real clothes, we felt no compunction about running a few errands (to Target for a movie; to the hardware store for a Christmas tree) similarly attired.
Friday night: We did get dressed to go to the annual downtown Santa rescue later that evening. This year we had amazing seats, as my good friend now lives in an apartment with a balcony directly across the way from all the rescue action. Hooray for friends with good housing locations!
Saturday morning: We braved IKEA and Trader Joe's (with Sweet Sister and Nice Mom for kid wrangling back-up) for some holiday supplies.
Saturday evening: And then we had kind of a quiet night at home--play-doh and pizza under the Christmas lights.
Sunday: Some family photos were taken, some miles were run, and then we wound up with a hearty bowl of split pea soup with friends.
All in all, it was busy, but in a bustle-y, cozy way that makes me look forward to the month of holiday-ing to come.