A week of family fun?

I’ve no idea how it got to the week before Thanksgiving.  All of a sudden I am panicking about the children being home for a week and needing to organize activities, food, and of course prepare for Thanksgiving Day itself.  Since being in the US Thanksgiving has become our favorite holiday.  You get to eat, drink and be merry without any of the material aspects of Christmas.  We love it.

With a 6 year old and 4 year old I find a week at home for the four of us requires planning in order to avoid the cries of ‘I’m bored’ – and that’s just from me.  For the first time we’ve bought tickets for Cirque du Soleil.  We went for the cheap seats in case the children can’t sit still through the whole show.  I’m really looking forward to it so let’s hope it’s good!  MM and I are planning an itinerary of all sorts of trips and adventures for the week, heading North, South, East and West from Atlanta, and avoiding any kind of retail outlet.  Thanksgiving Day will consist of the usual – watching the Macy’s parade, some football and then a fabulous meal of roast turkey with all the trimmings and some good wine.  No Atlanta half marathon for me this year due to injury, lack of training and laziness – but I’m quite looking forward not having to be up at the crack of dawn.

I mentioned MM and I went to Atlantic Station on Friday – an outdoor mall in midtown.  It has a huge H&M and I nipped in to get the kids some hat and glove sets, which unfortunately they didn’t have.  Not wanting to waste a trip I had a quick peak at the Grey Concept that was just arriving.  To be honest I was disappointed with the choice available – they told me they were expecting more – but I did manage to grab the grey long skirt in my size for $18.  I rarely wear long skirts – I had a Diesel one back in the 90’s that I bought from Harrods – a complete splurge back then – but I lived in it.  This H&M one is great for the price – perfect color, fits well, has good stretch so it’s not restrictive.  It’s a little thin but with grey tights underneath it works well.  Keeping with the grey theme I’m wearing my AllSaints grey Godiva cardigan bought in the sale back in June from the Trafford Center.  The white top is Zara and the scarf is my animal print favorite from H&M.  I have a couple of pairs of boots that would have worked but I opted for comfort and chose the Frye Jenna studded in grey – love these.

How do you keep the family busy when everyone is home?

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4 thoughts on “A week of family fun?

  1. Sue

    I thought someone had abducted you then – no long leg shots? But the skirts pretty cool – I’m not good in them except when I’m pregnant and I’m definitely not pregnant.

    The children will not be bored with Cirque du Soleil. I saw one of their shows in the Royal Albert Hall years ago and it’s stunning and gut tense wrenching. I had to peek through my fingers at certain points. They will love it!

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      It’s nice to try new things occasionally – must pick better boots to wear next time as the buckles on these kept catching the skirt – was driving me mad by the end of the day! x

  2. Mel

    Hi there! It’s your Ascot Ikea chum here! Love the outfit! Loving the skirt – by the time I found out about the Grey Concept here in England (from Kat at Doesmybumlook40) it was too late, everything had sold out. If that skirt is thin it doesn’t show in the picture. I was annoyed to have missed out but ha ho! I’m not a great skirt wearer but I love yours! Actually I wore a long woollen black Asos skirt with my Hudson Keira boots today and an All Saints cardie so I felt a bit dressed up which was nice but tights do get on my nerves it has to be said! Enjoy Cirque du Soleil – I’ve been lucky enough to see it in Florida and London and both productions were exceptional. I’m sure your little cherubs won’t get bored – we spent most of our time with our mouths open in wonderment, so bring a drink as you’ll have a dry mouth!!

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      H&M are few and far between here and I hadn’t see any promotion of the Grey Concept here till I went on their website…we are in the dark ages here when it comes to high street fashion…

      Thanks for the advice and reassurance – I’ll take a hip flask:) xx


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