We spent Thanksgiving 2012 in Charlotte. I was sad we didn't get to go to Em's house and experience Anderson's first flight, but it was nice to not travel.
Wednesday afternoon, Emily Chidester, was nice enough to make the haul to the lake in order to take some family pictures for us. She got to experience taking pictures of a baby that gets cranky when its nap time and doesn't really smile on command. She was SO patient with us and took a ton of great pictures (if you are in the Charlotte area, you should check out her website and book her now)!
Wednesday night we enjoyed the annual Russo Family Thanksgiving at the lake house. There were about 35 people that came this year which was a lot less than normal. Anderson was a champ- Praise the Lord! He stayed awake long enough to greet everyone and then went to sleep the rest of the night. I was worried all the noise would keep him up, but he didn't make a peep.
O'Malley came to stay with us the week of Thanksgiving since mom and dad were at Em's house. He loved everyone being here over Thanksgiving and might have gain just as much weight as the rest of us.
Thursday morning we woke up to a beautiful sunrise and a baby who decided to sleep in.
We took our time getting ready and then headed to Kelly and Robby's house for the day. We crashed the Norman/St. Louis Thanksgiving and it did NOT disappoint. The food was amazing and I wish I could have eaten more. AMAZING!! Anderson got a lot of lovin from mama and daddy Norman as well as Aunt Scrappy and Uncle Scout.
We got home in time for Anderson to head to bed and we were not far behind.
Friday we woke up and enjoyed a lazy morning before heading to Davidson to meet Brad for brunch. It was great to catch up with Brad and finally introduce him to Anderson.
Later that afternoon, we decided it was time to get our Christmas tree. We usually get our tree from Lowes (don't judge), but we decided to support a local business is good ol' Denver. They had a great selection and even better prices. Anderson was amazed at the texture of the branches and really wanted to see how good it tasted. That's when we decided it was time to buy the tree and head home.
After we put Anderson to bed, we hung the stockings and decorated the tree. We wanted to put up a few decorations since we aren't moving into our house until right before Christmas. We will un-decorate next week and then redecorate at the new house- woot woot!
All in all, it was a great first Thanksgiving with the munchkin!