Monday, November 30, 2009

Parenting is just a Picnic in the Park

We had a nice, long, mostly relaxing weekend in town for Thanksgiving. It was so nice to get to go over to my in-law's house for meals and just chill out! We had some great food and fun times with the kids and relatives.

Our official Thanksgiving Dinner at the Town Club photo.

Some chilling in the loft time.

Even the weather was warm enough to allow a little picnic in the park.

Sometimes most of the time, I have a hard time just sitting and relaxing. I always see contentedness as an opportunity to get up and get something done. You know, "hey the baby's napping. Cool, now I can fold laundry." Or "the kids are playing nicely! I should get the dishes done." Even my nursing breaks are used to read online instead of just resting. I think that's why knitting is going to be good for me. It's relaxing, requires sitting, and doesn't allow much multi-tasking. I have several projects on needles, but some are gifts so I can't show them yet. Hopefully I can keep finding these little windows to work on them.

This morning it was a frosty 29 degrees outside, so I feel Old Man Winter approaching. It's making me have ambitious thoughts about Christmas decorating and stirring my interest in holiday shopping. December always goes by so darn fast!


Heidi said...

I'm glad you had a great Thanksgiving! It's getting cold here too - yesterday it even snowed a bit. It is really starting to look like Christmas!

Beverly said...

looks like a great Thanksgiving. We are having some cool days here as well and I love it!

datri said...

Oooh, is that an original Little People castle? With the pink dragon? I had that toy when I was a kid! They go for big bucks on Ebay, LOL.