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The 2013 Thanksgiving Extravaganza

The Thanksgiving Holiday break started for me on Tuesday.  Dad picked both boys up from school/daycare Tuesday afternoon and took them to Tullahoma.  After work on Tuesday I was officially done for the rest of the week!  I met Michael at Brixx pizza and we had a nice quiet dinner.  It was a great dinner except for the gravel in my quatro formaggio pizza.   After supper we went home to watch Breaking Bad and I made homemade ice cream.

On Wednesday I did a few piddly things at work and then Michael and I headed to Manchester to spend the night at Nana and Papa's house.  When we got there Em and her crew were already there.  We ate pizza and then Em put her boys to bed.  After the boys were asleep we spent the rest of the evening in the playroom watching Youtube videos.  I don't remember the last time I have laughed that hard for that long - my cheeks hurt from laughing.

We quickly went from laughing to being grossed out.
As a side note, mom took …

The Chore Chart

A couple of weeks ago Finn came home with "the chore chart."  His teachers told him once he has completed his chart that he could bring it in for a prize.  The chart comprised of the following:  1) Obey quickly, 2) Pick up my things, 3) Be kind, 4) Brush my teeth, and 5) Pray.

On Tuesday Finn got his last star for picking up the den.  On a side note Finn told me that he earned a star by cleaning up my bedroom.  When I went upstairs I saw that the room was pretty tidy.  Upon further examination, I found most of my earthly possessions under my bed.

He was so excited about taking his chore chart to school.  I put the chart in his backpack and asked Finn to carry his backpack to the car.  As it turns out Finn just laid his backpack on the kitchen table and we left the chore chart at home.  So much for obeying quickly.

Coldest Day of the Year

It was freezing on Sunday morning!  As such we made Finn wear his new hat.  Usually Finn will not even consider keeping a hat on his head but it was so cold on Sunday that we had a hard time getting him to take the hat off.  When we got to Sunday School I took Finn's hat off and put it in my purse.  Michael asked to me to at least hold the hat in my hand so that his Sunday School teachers would see that the hat messed his hair up.  Michael was afraid that his teacher would think that we didn't comb his hair.

Not a whole lot of note happened the rest of the day.  Finn, over a Zaxby's chicken meal, told us all about the Tower of Babel.

Runnin' the Birthday Party Circuit

Yesterday Finn and Sam attended two (2) birthday parties.  One for Parker and other for Griffin and Gavin (the twins).

Before the party madness commenced the boys snuggled up on the couch for a little "Rabbits Invasion."

At noon we arrived at First Baptist Hendersonville for Parker's party.  FBC Hendersonville has the BEST party area.   Finn and Sam were excited to see JT, Mason and Ella (friends from Victoria's house).

Both Sam and Finn played in the enormous playground.  Sam was skeptical at first so I went in with him.  After a few seconds he was fine - that is until we got to the enclosed slide.  Sam and I climbed to the very top of the play area - the only way down was the slide.  Sam really didn't want to go but I convinced him that it would be fun.  You could hear the poor child screaming all the way down.  Michael was at the bottom to catch him. I decided to go down too so that I could assess just how scary this slide is.  It was a bit twisty and pretty …

Pink . . . it's my new obsession

This morning I was called in to work on a couple of emergency cases.  As such, Sam spent a few hours with Gran.  When Finn found out that Sam was going to Gran's house he decided that he didn't want to go to school.  We met Gran in the Kroger parking lot to make the exchange.  Upon seeing Gran, Finn started bawling.  To make Finn feel better Gran told Finn that he could come see her for a few minutes after school. As promised Finn went to visit Gran after school.  He came home with a stuffed Leonardo.  Sam got a smaller version of the same.  The boys spent the rest of the evening wrestling, jumping on and throwing their new ninja buddy.

Finn has the most delicate little face - so sweet.

During wind down time tonight Finn and I were snuggling on the couch watching Mickey Mouse.  Michael walked in and asked Finn, "who is your favorite character?"  Finn said, "Minnie Mouse." Further inquiry revealed that Finn liked Minnie because Finn's favorite color is P…