Both of the kids were out the entire week of Thanksgiving so we made sure to stay as busy as we could and the week went by quickly and we had lots of fun! On Monday we went to Kroger where I appointed Elle and Clifford as my shopping helper. She had her own buggy which she loves and we managed to get out of the store without any major meltdowns! After the grocery store we went by our friends pharmacy to get some medicine for Kenny and Elle's friend Mary Kenway was there hanging out since she was also out of school. So we invited her over to play and they had lots of fun!
Elle and Clifford my little shopping helpers.
Dressed up like princesses.
One day we decided to go to the library to check out some books and they happened to be having story time. So we listened to the children's librarian read some books. She is very animated. Afterwards they were able to color and then we picked out some books.
Whenever we go to the library we have to leave out the front door and then walk around the whole building to get back to the car. Every time. On this day Walker refused to
hold my hand and would only hold Elle's.
Sweet brother and sister.
Earlier that week I got a phone call from Susan, one of my best friends from college. Her family has a farm in Scobey, MS which is only an hour or so from Starkville and she and her family wanted to come to Starkville and have a super quick visit with us and maybe see State's campus. So I decided we should meet on campus for a picnic and let the kids run around. I knew this was the best option that would let us actually visit over us trying to go out to eat at a restaurant. Because her kids are little too. The weather was beautiful that day and the visit ended up being so much fun. I loved seeing her kids. I had met John when he was much smaller and same for Susan and Elle. This as our first time to see each other's babies. The kids enjoyed running around campus, playing in the leaves and climbing trees and then we went and got ice cream at the State Fountain in the Union before they hit the road to head back to New Orleans. It was such a fun day and I was so happy to see them!
Waiting on our friends to get here so we could eat!
Miriam and Walker meeting each other. Miriam is about 5 weeks older than Walker.
John showing Elle how to use his bow.
Our best attempt at a group shot without the husbands.
Met her the day I moved into the freshman dorms!
Elle and John climbing the tree!
Everyone decided to get involved.
Miriam loved Kenny.
Picking out ice cream at the State Fountain.
Picture of Andrew! He was there!
The babies doing their best to get the ice cream in their mouth.
Walker was working off no nap so he was little delirious.
Headed back to the car but still exploring campus.
Recreating a picture from a photoshoot we did in this exact spot last year.
High fives and hugs before everyone left.
The day before Thanksgiving we hung out at home and I cooked for the feast. It was a low key day at home. We took Elle to see the Troll movie which was so cute. Gramma and Pop Pop and Nonnee got in that night and we ordered chinese food before getting into bed at a decent time so we could be ready to go for Thanksgiving Day!
Playing with all his cars!