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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Over the river and through the woods...

To Grandma's house we go!  We packed up the car and the kids and headed to NY for Thanksgiving this past week.  The kids were so excited to visit Grandam and Grandpa and to see Rachael.  They were also looking forward to seeing Rosie (the dog) and And Ry... that's what Mairead calls Aunt Ry.  The kids were really great in the car- thanks to the dvd player that Grandma and Grandpa gave the kids last year.  It was a lifesaver!  We did watch They Might Be Giants... Here come the ABCs about 20 times, but they loved it!  It's actually a great dvd for helping kids learn letters.

When we got to Grandma's house, the kids were instantly energized and had a great time running around and playing with their cousin.  They pretty much worship Rachael and she was so great and so patient with them.  It was so nice to see the cousins playing together... especially Mairead and Rachael.  If Mairead can't have a big sister, I am glad she looks up to her cousin so much! 

The boys had fun running all over the place, playing trains, and jumping on the air mattress that would be Mairead's bed.  They chased Rosie and Ava (the cat) around a bit, too.  At one point, Jack looked at Rosie and then at me and said, "Um, Mommy?  I think Rosie is feeling a little jealous."  Where does he come up with this stuff???

Grandma and 'AndRy' had some great gifts waiting for the kids so they spent some time coloring with their aunt and cousin.  Jack and Ben kept their bowties and suspenders on for about five minutes.  "No necklace!  I don't want to be beautiful anymore!"

Ben's tie is blue.  Also, we got the boys hair cut last week and for the first time, they have different styles.  Jack's is pretty short while Ben's still has some length.  Maybe this will make it easier to tell them apart?

We had a fabulous Thanksgiving dinner and enjoyed the afternoon with the family.  We hope that the boys' whining about who had what train wasn't too bad!  For the first time ever, they did not nap at all, so they were a little, um, challenging, from about 5-7pm.  Then, they stayed awake laughing their heads off in their pack n' plays until 11pm!

That late night didn't bother them, though, we had a very busy and fun day the next day!

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