Our Thanksgiving didn't quite turn out as planned. Gracie spiked a fever in the wee hours of Thanksgiving morning. When she woke up, she went to say hello to her dad and vomited and then the diarrhea started. She also had an upper respiratory virus with congestion and a nasty cough. So we were very sad to have missed Thanksgiving with my family (we were also celebrating my dad's 90th birthday), but we made the best of it and enjoyed the day with just the three of us. I did make some turkey breasts, mashed potatoes, gravy, and stuffing. Gracie invited Dora the Explorer, Goofy, and Mickey Mouse to lunch. She was happy to sit at the table and pray with us. Gracie LOVES to say the prayer before meal. Not surprisingly, she didn't want any food.
On the Friday after Thanksgiving we put up our Christmas tree and Gracie thoroughly enjoyed helping. She is so excited about all the lights, decorations, and Christmas music. I just love to see her excitement. She also was excited to watch "Frosty the Snowman" on TV. This was a first for her, as in previous years she didn't have the attention span to sit through it. She thoroughly enjoyed it this year.
On Saturday Gracie was in one of the worst moods I've seen her in for a long, long time. I think being sick and having to stay in the house was getting to her. Sunday was a little better, but we still saw a few more tantrums than usual.
Gracie was very happy to see her friends a daycare on Monday and had a great day there. Today she got to go to school too, so I think we'll have a tired girl tonight.
Have a great week.
Lisa, Jeff, and Gracie