A Thanksgiving Weekend in CLE

Can you believe we’re already in December? Thanksgiving came and went last week and we’re finally getting into the holiday season. That means it’s been nonstop Christmas music playing here!

Here’s a look at what our long weekend entailed:

Wednesday, work let out around 3 p.m. so I picked up LM early and we headed to the library to run around for a bit. She has some molars coming in, so we didn’t get in much playing.

FW was in for a treat – he got picked up early by B’s brother, who was taking him to the movies. FW got to see Frozen 2 with his cousins, aunt and uncle. It was his first movie theater experience, and I think he loved it.

Thursday morning, B and I did the Cleveland Turkey Trot. My parents had come into town the night before, and they watched the kids in the morning so B and I got to run kid-free. It was a windy morning, so I was grateful not to have to push the stroller.

And then, it was time to celebrate! B made my favorite cauliflower dish (cauliflower with dates and pine nuts).

And we enjoyed all the usual – turkey, sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts, butternut squash, cranberry sauce and more.  It was so great to celebrate with my parents – they don’t typically come to Cleveland for Thanksgiving, and I’m so grateful we were able to be together.

Friday morning, my parents headed back to New York, and while B and FW played flag football, LM and I ran some errands. Otherwise, it was a pretty lazy day, and included watching the new Lion King movie, making sauce and pizza, and starting to decorate for the holidays.

Saturday included more festivities – B’s family’s annual bowling outing! It was a little different this year bowling with a preschooler and toddler – during their naptimes – but we still managed to have fun. AND I scored an 83, which isn’t too bad for me.

Getting a picture of the cousins is hard these days.

Especially when LM just wants to stay in my lap.

After bowling, the whole family headed to a nearby restaurant for dinner. We had rented out a banquet room, which was perfect to let the kids run around in.

Sunday ended up being in the 50s and sunny in the morning! So, we decided to walk to the new trail that had recently opened near our home and go for a short walk with the kids.

And we did some more decorating for the holidays.

That night, the weather turned cooler and rainy. B made us French onion soup. It was the perfect food for the weather AND perfect end to a great long weekend.

Questions for you:

  • Do you like homemade soup? What’s your favorite kind?
  • Did you have good weather for the holiday?


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