We had a wonderful low-key Thanksgiving weekend - hope yours was too!
Blake made his yummy parmesan artichoke stuffing to take to dinner at my parents' house and I made a delicious sweet potato casserole that NO ONE ate - but me. Next year I think this dish will be taken off the menu because I came home with a full 9x13 pan (minus my small corner serving taken out).
I love our smallish-sized Thanksgiving. There was only 9 of us with plenty of room to lounge and flop after dinner.
I'm thinking of cutting her hair.
Nothing drastic or super short but it's kind of crazy right now. Her real bangs hit her chin so I was thinking of having it all cut to one length to clean it up a bit. Hmmm.
I don't know how she'll feel about it though because yesterday we saw Tangled and well, Rapunzel and her hair were a hit!
All of my family saw it with Lucy yesterday and I think all of us loved it. Rapunzel has the cutest freckles and Lucy's favorite was Maximus the horse. Lucy would not stop talking about the movie all night and was reenacting it in case Blake and I forgot something. I'm worried Rapunzel may take top billing to Cinderella so last night I did some early cyber-Monday shopping and now I think all princesses will have an equal showing Christmas morning.
Christmas comes early today at our house!
I'm waiting for the RCWilley truck to pull up anytime now (I even shoveled for them...well for them and for Salt Lake City. Because now you can be fined in the city if your walks aren't shoveled 24 hours after a storm. We are probably the youngest on our side of the street and last to shovel...)
So...RCWilley will be here to bring Lucy her big-girl bed!
I may have mentioned it before but against our will we've been co-sleeping since summer. What was an occasional visit from a sweet sleepy-eyed girl stumbling in for a cuddle at three in the morning has turned into an EVERY NIGHT visit complete with kicks, cover stealing and a formation of the human "H" (Lucy being sideways in the middle). Three humans and two dogs is not cool even in a king bed. We tried bribes, presents, threats but she doesn't care about those things in the middle of the night. I've decided she's just outgrown her toddler bed. I mean the size of the mattress is for a crib and she'll be four this spring. So even though she's petite she moves a lot and I think an arm or leg flung off the side of her bed is waking her up. So a bigger twin bed is our next option.
A decent sleep would be the best present I could receive!
Next we have to pick out some sheets Lucy will love because she's already disappointed in the style of bed arriving. Last week we went to pick out the simplest headboard, box spring and mattress because I want to wait a few years for a new bedroom set. Wandering through the bedroom sets we saw the bed pretty much made for Lucy - a carriage bed!
A darling (just from Cinderella) bed with a full carriage around it. I don't know who wanted it more Lucy or me. I knew it wasn't happening though and tried to steer her towards her new pioneer bed. What happened next was frightening. Full on screams and chanting of "carriage bed - carriage bed". And of course usually RCWilley is packed but this night it was a ghost town except for a few saintly 3-5 year olds and their parents waiting for the one salesman to finish helping us. Screams turned to sobs and then I had some sense to take Lucy out to the car. I then had to try and explain why she couldn't have the carriage bed (pretty hard when I wanted it too). She got over it once we got home but guess what was in the RCWilley black friday ad the next morning?
I hope this bed does the trick. Because if we don't get some sleep soon we might be delirious enough to go back for that damn bed.