We went to The Festival of Trees today (Saturday), which is a big holiday celebration that starts around Thanksgiving and goes for a week maybe. Anyway, there are trees to win, trees to buy, and trees for charity. My favorite was the Mountain Dew tree. =)Every tree is different. Some are classic, while most are fun and fanciful. This one was decorated with tiny shoes. Then we saw the gingerbread houses. And the play houses -- I would totally live in this, btw. And Punkin's favorite part -- the train! Then we headed to the North Pole. Santa wasn't there, but there were over a dozen games, including mini golf. We played a couple. We even sat for a story. That went really well.
And finally, we decorated a COOKIE and went home to crash. Punkin's Aunt Emily is here, and he is so excited to be hanging out with her and Oma and Opa. He's also been using the potty at home and in public places, which is awesome. And he's brought me a couple poopy diapers and pooped in the toilet a couple times. Overall, we are making progress, even if it is mostly adult led. To be fair, he has told me ahead of time with words. Often he says it with gestures (read: taking his diaper off), so it's harder to pick up on.
Thanksgiving has been a blast. Very relaxing. Oma cooked up some fantastic food. On Friday we went shopping for a few hours and bought a couple things and then Em and I went to a movie at the cheap theater while Punkin had respite. It's $5.50 for a ticket, soda, and popcorn. We saw The Secret Life of Bees and I highly recommend. Oma said the book is really good, too.
Now we are just hanging out. Punkin is very emotional, so I think he's running out of steam. Since we slept at Oma's two nights in a row, he feels a little "off" I think. Holidays are so complicated, even when they're easy. =)