I blinked and my 4 day weekend was GONE in what seemed like a flash.
Wednesday my niece was baptized. It is hard to keep kids quiet for over an hour in church ;)
Thursday was of course Thanksgiving. It was a different for my family without my Dad here. He worked most holidays so it was few and far between that we actually got to eat dinner with him BUT it was still obvious that he was only there in spirit. My Aunt said a prayer for dinner and my Dad, most people were in tears...including me. I went to my Moms to help cook and my Aunt was there bright and early to help out as well. Logan had a wonderful time playing with Ethan.
Saturday we did our normal Christmas decorating. I will post more on this later with some pics :)
Sunday night I watched The Blind Side with Dominic. He is very much into helping others as much as possible. He loved the movie and was brought to tears on more than one occasion. We have made it a tradition to donate to toys for tots every Christmas and adopting a less fortunate family. This year we changed it up and I donated money to (a friend of a friends blog) toys for kids and then bought presents for toys for tots. Dominic loves to donate money to cancer research (stemming from my Dads cancer I assume) and he likes to buy the bracelets no matter what the cause to donate his money to help some one else! I think we did great in teaching him to give back and he is only 8 :) I pat myself on the back a little for that one!