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When you spend Thanksgiving weekend with two kids who constantly keep you guessing (one minute you're an aunt, the next you're a dragon) and some awesome family time.  What's not to love?

Nothing.  Absolutely nothing.

It was wonderful.

From bike riding to 5k ing to carriage riding we definitely hit a variety of events.

We took a carriage ride through Tilles Park in St. Louis Thanksgiving Eve to see their Christmas lights, which are always amazing.  This year was no exception.

We baked sugar cookies and decorated them.

Charlie with his sugar cookie coated in green icing:  I'm going to bury this M&M.
This meant putting the M&M on top of the existing icing and putting on an additional coat of icing.  Because why not.  It's the holidays.

Did you know they sell shaped sugar cookies at the grocery store now?  They tasted pretty delicious.  Just sayin'.

We had "Charlie's Special Show":  Frosty the Snowman.  (And Frosty Returns.  As per usual the original is better.)

We wrapped up the weekend at a local restaurant where we timed it perfectly (between the church crowds) that we had a room (half the restaurant) to ourselves.  Callie took full advantage of this as explore time.


  1. That picture of Charlie with the cookies is pretty adorable.


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