I hope you all had a good Thanksgiving! Ours was great... it sounds really funny to most people but we just went to a buffet, and had a really low key day, we got out some Christmas decorations, made a gingerbread house, and I made a pumpkin pie, we went through ads and made a Christmas Shopping list. Me and Steve debated on going out to venture the Black Friday door buster sales and neither of us saw anything that we absolutely had to have that would be worth going out at 5am (we're OK paying a extra dollar on socks this year) normally we usually do go out and it is a really fun thing we do with Steve's family, but only one of us could go out and it's just not worth the hassle.
However, we did go out later in the day and still got a lot of things that were still on sale and the crowds were mostly gone, between me and Steve going out at separate times we got a lot done for the kids and each other, and then later that night we went to the mall at Castelton (it's huge) and did some more shopping, the kids saw Santa and it was really fun.
Anyway, we have a calender up in our kitchen that is actually a countdown to Christmas, but instead having it count down to Christmas, we're having it count down until our flight back to Utah for the Holidays. The kids are so excited... everyday they turn it and giggle and laugh and say"we're getting closer" in a really high pitched voice. We are all very excited.
Bridger has been very anxious to go because he has now lost both of his front two teeth, he doesn't want them to grow back in before our families can see him, cause he thinks he looks really cool.
Everyday I see him I just want to SQUEEZE him because he looks so cute when he smiles, I think he smiles more, and extra big cause he is so proud of it.
So while I am on one with Bridger... I also have to mention his latest award that he got from school.
Bridger's school does this thing called the Terrific Kid award, and each teacher in each grade picks two of her best students and they get to go to a light breakfast with their families and they give them a certificate and the teacher says what they did to deserve the award. And when she mentioned Bridger, she said he was very smart and always listens and does everything she tells him to do and he is always nice to all the other kids.
We are very proud of him!
And yes, I did get emotional. It's really fun to watch him grow and learn so much so fast, I can't believe he can already read and write and loose teeth, it's just hard to watch at the same time, it's like he's slipping away and their is nothing I can do about it. THEY GROW TOO FAST!