On Thanksgiving morning we took the kids out of the house to burn off some energy at a local McDonalds. In the past when we have gone to playland places (McDonalds, CFA), they seem to want to engage in the activity but usually end up sitting with mommy and daddy and watching the other children. This morning was different in that the place was empty and somehow they got the courage to climb to the top and explore in the tubes! It took a lot of encouraging but both kids had a BLAST! I'm curious to see what they will do the next time we go to an indoor playland!
Thanksgiving afternoon was spent at Mimi and Grandpas house. We visited with Maggie, Kevin, Carol, Matthew, and Grandmommie. The kids did very well considering they had been inside all day (and cole refused to nap). They took to Matthew as they did last year and enjoyed reading and playing with him. The food was delicious as usual and Cole and Gwen enjoyed a couple of slices of birthday cake. They lit up when everyone sang to them and were VERY into opening presents!