Stilettos and Diapers: Thanksgiving and a moldy Christmas

11.27.2012

Thanksgiving and a moldy Christmas

Thanksgiving weekend was awesome. So much time with my little family all together could be nothing less.
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We had to cancel our plans to share Thanksgiving dinner with our neighbors because of the sickies. Callan had a stye in his eye and a cold I didn't want to share. It ended up fine, though. We hung out at home, snuggling, watching the parade and drinking mimosas. Last minute prep wasn't bad, either. It was only me and about 7 other slackers shopping at 10pm on Thanksgiving eve. 
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I shopped Thursday night and early Friday morning by myself, scoring some great deals. The boys joined me all day Friday and we finished buying everything on our Christmas list. We met my SIL and BIL for some tree cutting later in the day and the boys had a blast. 
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Just a little grass sniffing. 
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Friday night, the sickies had been fully passed to me. I woke up after 11 hours of sleep to find the hubs had pulled out all the Christmas stuff! We later found out that somehow the large rubbermaid tote had taken water in our basement flood from Sandy and it was full of mold. The tote had our handmade stockings, tree skirts, decorations, some ornaments, linens and more. It was so hard to put that stuff in the trash. I may have cried when the dumptruck picked it up. 
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But, we dried our tears, got a tree and shopped some more. All day Saturday and Sunday to be exact. Didn't find exactly what we needed, but some stuff to get us started. I lit the tree, since the hubs refuses because he doesn't "know how". Puuulease.
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I let them decorate and it was magical just sitting back and watching. 
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75% of our few tree ornaments are 4 year old height, but I don't have the heart to move them. I think it looks gorgeous. 
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Even with a baby gate around it. 



12 comments:

  1. That is a beautiful tree, your kiddos did a good job.

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  2. I totally need a baby gate around my tree! its driving me nuts that my 1 1/2yr old keeps taking off my ornaments! beautiful tree

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  3. Your tree looks fab. I can't wait to put up my tree. Roll on December 1st.

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  4. Where did you get that huge gate?

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  5. Oh that would be heartbreaking! Sorry you lost that. Of course you're so crafty you can remake it all!!! :)
    Or buy it from Etsy, lol :)

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  6. Love the baby gate idea! Sorry to hear that some of your Christmas keepsakes got destroyed. We had one of our closets get mold in it and it destroyed a lot stuff in my daughter's Hope Chest. I cried having to let go of a lot her first things that I was saving for her to pass down to her kids.

    Since then we've invested in some of those waterproof space saver bags.

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  7. Oh bummer! That is so awful that you lost your stockings and decorations. Other then the sickness, it sounds like you had a wonderful holiday weekend. Love all of your pictures.

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  8. love your tree! ANd I laughed when I saw the pic of the baby gate around it. Genius!

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  9. The baby gate around the tree is hysterical! I may have to adopt that idea!

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  10. I had to laugh at your hubs saying he "didn't know how". Umm... mine tried that. When I still made him do it, he did a half job thinking I would just make him stop and do it myself. I might have had to sit on my hands to keep from doing that, but I didn't!!!

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  11. Aaawwww, your tree looks super cute!



    =)


    Brooke

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  12. Beautiful!!! I wish J was into real trees!

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