lately - Thanksgiving

I skipped posting last week.. hope all of you celebrating had good Thanksgivings.. we had a pretty good week.. but very few pictures to prove it.. so you'll just have to take my word for it.

We started Wednesday night out with dinner at a friends house.. stayed out late.. the next morning stayed in bed way longer than we usually do.. and spent most of Thanksgiving day doing nothing.. just as planned. We ate chicken instead of turkey.. played Blokus with the boys, it was our first time playing it and everyone enjoyed it.

Friday we shopped a bit online.. we did venture out to the stores in the afternoon.. we were supposed to pick up a ping pong table we had bought online but when we got there it took the store 20 minutes to locate it..inform us that it will not fit into our minivan and then it took another 40 mins to return it. That was enough Black Friday for us.. We ended the night with a movie.. We watched Jack Frost.. 

Saturday followed a pretty similar pattern of chilling out, we tried out a new fast food joint in the neighborhood. Played scrabble another new one for the kids. H was my helper and D managed a few good words.. Ended the night with a movie.. 3 Men and a Baby this time.. I have a thing for the movies of my childhood.. not as funny as I thought it would be.. more sentimental.. H fell asleep mid way.. :(

Sunday was our big day.. we had gotten tickets to see OZ in a local theater, Two River Theater in Red Bank. The production was an hour long and was geared to a 4+ crowd. We thought this would be a good way to introduce H to the theater. It was perfect. They kept the story simple, it was a cast of four actors who played various characters. The show was interactive.. we were barking like Toto, kawing like crows and clapping for thunder and the best part they picked children out of the crowd to play various small parts. The cast was great with the kids.. no easy feat. Our little H got pick to play the part of the Scarecrow!! 

He could barely see from underneath the big hat. Later that week we also watched The Wizard of OZ.. the green witch gave H nightmares :( But they found the transition from black and white interesting.. and otherwise enjoyed the movie. Did you know that in the book Dorothy has silver slippers and they changed it to ruby red for the movie?

The break came to an end on a high note.. and now we count down the days till Christmas break arrives..

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Jennifer Hays said...

Look at H! He's so cute. That sounds like a really fun play. Your Thanksgiving weekend sounds busy and fun, with enough relaxation to balance it out. My kids love Blokus too!

Jane said...

Looks as if you had a great weekend. What darling little boys!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

We don't celebrate Thanksgiving but the break was nice. I can't believe it's December already.

Elise Von E said...

That journey to OZ looks so fun and interactive! The Wizard of OZ is one of my favorites and my son has always been a little scared of the witch!

xx, Elise

Stefanie said...

OMGosh, how fun for your son! I didn't know that was him on stage. I love how they had audience interaction. I've only seen The Velveteen Rabbit with one of my kids' classes when we lived in SF. It was a great production.

Kathrine Eldridge said...

Sounds like you had wonderful family time! Thanks for sharing.


Kelly said...

Looks to me like y'all had a successful Thanksgiving break! I'm not familiar with that game, but it looks fun (and colorful). A shame about the ping-pong table. I always preferred playing ping-pong to playing pool/billiards.

Frank Baum actually wrote an entire series about Oz. We had all the books when I was growing up, but I don't think I ever read any of them. I'm not sure who got them when our parents died, but it wasn't me.

ALLIE NYC said...

Oh this sounds like the perfect way to spend a long holiday weekend and that photo is priceless with the oer sized hat, a wonderful memory to be sure.

Allie of

Emmylou said...

How cute is he with that hat on! :D Belated Happy Thanksgiving to the whole family. So glad to hear you guys had a good restful one:)

Sparkles and Lattes said...

Watching the Wizard of Oz must have been a great time. Love the photos from it!

Billie Jo said...

I love your family time!
Sounds very much like how we spend our time. : )
Lovely picture of you too, my friend.
And yes!
On to Christmas!

FashionRadi said...

Adorable photos! Family time is always so fun.
Glad you had a lovely Thanksgiving!


Lisa said...

Looks like you a have a wonderful fun filled (and busy) Thanksgiving. Your kids are precious!

awhite said...

What a lovely (and busy!) Thanksgiving! I cannot believe we're already in December!

Le Stylo Rouge

Veronica Lee said...

Love that photo of your little man with the hat. So cute! Glad you had a fun Thanksgiving.

Couture Carrie said...

Cute pics!
Happy Holidays!


Amanda (Swedish Passport) said...

I'm glad to hear that you had a good week! :D

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

That green witch is scary but what about her flying monkeys?! Your kids are so cute and that production looked perfect for them to watch and interact with. Sounds like a perfect holiday weekend!!

Chelsey said...

What a great way to spend the holidays :) memories your kids will have forever.
I didn’t know her slippers were originally silver! Interesting!

karen said...

what a fun theater outing! I kind of like to participate as an audience member but do not call me up on stage! I love that photo of the hat creeping down his forehead. Looks like you kicked off Thanksgiving and the holiday shopping in style!

Carrie said...

That Black Friday shopping experience does not sound fun! I've never played Blokus, I need to check it out. I love going to the theater!


Bri Runde said...

We ate chicken instead of turkey too, and I thought we were probably the only ones in the world who did so. Glad I wasn't alone. :)

Laura Mitbrodt said...

Awe it looks like you had an amazing Thanksgiving. Happy Holidays

Jeanie said...

I wanted to thank you so much for coming over to my blog, Marmelade Gypsy, and for leaving a kind comment! It's nice to "meet" you.

Your family is lovely and I really appreciate how you all play board games together and are exposing the young ones to the beauty of live theatre. You sound like terrific parents!

iamperlita said...

Hahaha awww he's too cute! Sounds like sooo much fun! I hope you enjoy the rest of your week! ♥

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Jessica Broyles said...

Looks like you guys had such a fun break!
Hope this week is going well!


Doused in Pink | Chicago Style Blog said...

The Wizzard of Oz is one of my favorite childhood movies, although I remember being scared of the witch! So exciting that your mini was in the play!

Jill - Doused in Pink

Pumpkin Delight (Kimberly) said...

Looks like a fun little break. What a fun show to see! I, too, am looking forward to winter break!

NotJessFashion said...

Looks like you had a fun-filled break with your family. Love the photos dear, your kids are so adorable. They seemed to be enjoying Wizard of Oz.
Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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