T Rex Family

T Rex Family

Monday, November 23, 2009

Weekend Update...

First, I just want to thank everyone for their supportive comments and emails regarding the previous post. T Rex Dad and I seem to be feeling better about things despite having to go back and allow our son further torture to get his glasses fitted today. They should be read in 2 weeks. I'll keep you posted.

This past weekend was all about family visits and T Rex's birthday celebration. I told you we are spacing it out over a couple weeks! Since the family was in town, we went ahead with a party and an early Thanksgiving dinner.

Here are some highlights from the weekend...

On Friday, T Rex and I went over to my sister's house. My mom has been staying there helping while my brother-in-law has been traveling. This was also where my dad and stepmom stayed - bless my sister! But all was well and everyone got along nicely. In fact, my mom and stepmom are a lot alike and ended up going shopping together and hanging out. Kind of weird to me, but if they are fine with it, why shouldn't I be, right?

On that Friday visit, T Rex got some quality time with his Grandpa A and Auntie J.

T Rex had to show Grandpa A (my dad) how to assemble Mr. Potato Head.

T Rex with Auntie J (my sister)

Saturday brought the birthday celebration...

T Rex did not like being the center of attention during the birthday song and insisted "Nan" hold his hand. And, of course, he would not eat the cupcake.

Note to self - take family photo first. T Rex looks so tired.

T Rex absolutely LOVED his birthday banner. I did not need to do anything else! What can I say? He LOVES letters!

Grandma and Grandpa N (T Rex Dad's folks) are in Arizona enjoying the warm weather but they did send this for T Rex's birthday...

The trike is still a little big but he already loves it!

Then on Sunday night we had an early Thanksgiving dinner. It was so yummy. I, of couse, enjoyed the food, T Rex Dad enjoyed the political conversations, and T Rex rough-housed with his cousin Dede.

All in all, a lovely and very full, busy weekend. Glad it came but also glad it's over. Does that make sense? And a special thank you to everyone who made T Rex's birthday extra special by being present at his gathering.


Nina said...

Looks like everyone had a great time. I am hosting Thanksgiving this year. It will be my first time and I am so nervous. I don't do the party thing well (especially food) so we shall see how it goes.

Jenners said...

First of all, happy birthday to T-Rex! Hard to believe he is turning 2! And I've been behind on your blog due to a blogging hiatus but I read your post about T-Rex having to get glasses. I totally understand why you would be upset. That is a lot for him to have to go through and of course you want your child to not have any problems ever. I had to start wearing glasses in 1st grade and I always felt weird about it but you end up getting used to it. And I'm sure when he is older, he can get contact lenses or something -- they have so many options nowawdays.

I was stopping by to tell you that you were one of the winners of my 1 Year Blogiversary Giveaway. You won the "52 Activities for You and Your Baby" cards. If you will e-mail me your mailing address, I'll get the cards in the mail to you within the next week or two. My e-mail address is jfligster (at) gmail (dot) com.


Kim said...

This makes perfect sense to me. I too dread family gatherings. I wish I didn't but I do. I love the tricycle! Last year it took a lot of convincing for Deaglan to even try his cupcake. We'll see about this year.