It’s been a whirlwind couple of days what with the Thanksgiving festivities. Now the children are getting older I have to say it is getting more and more enjoyable. It was fun watching Poppy hooked on the Thanksgiving Day parade while I was getting the turkey ready to go in the oven. We were all very organized and sat down to eat early at 1.30 – at the request of MM so that he could justify eating leftovers later in the day. In the evening we cracked open the box set of The West Wing – my those first episodes look dated now – but it was thoroughly enjoyable accompanied by a bottle of Barolo.
Yesterday we headed to some friends for their annual post Thanksgiving party that includes BBQ and a fun jam band. The kids had a blast and let off some steam and I talked and talked all afternoon.
This morning we were up at the crack of dawn for a visit with Santa at the Zoo. Now I know Santa is a busy guy at this time of year – but come on 8.30am??! At least we had cookies and hot chocolate to warm us – it is freezing here today! I’m now enjoying some alone time while everyone else is at the park riding their bikes. It’s bliss – I’ve got the coffee pot on and Radio 2 playing and I may go and hold the sofa down for a minute or two:)
Poppy was very excited to select her perfect outfit for Santa this morning:
Hugh joining in the fun, somewhat under duress:
The all important lists which were an exercise in patience for Mom:
Hugh explaining to Santa that he is just going to stand next to him – under no circumstances is he sitting on his lap – smart boy:
Me wrapped up for the first winter day in Atlanta – my new Boden Iona coat which I love, over my Boden Must have jumper in blackberry, layered over a Hampton t-shirt (mine is a 2011 version), my Hudson skinnies, Frye Phillip studded harness, and snood/infinity scarf what ever you call them and wrist warmers are from H&M. The bag is my ever loyal and trusty YSL Roady (couldn’t find a link to mine with the sting ray handle).
Believe it or not I didn’t buy anything on Black Friday – even though I had lots of fabulous offers arrive in my inbox – some of Net-a-Porter’s were very tempting – but I resisted. Did you get anything?
Joanna, that coat looks much better on you than it does on the website – it’s a lovely casual style. Santa at the Zoo looked like a FAB day and I enjoyed hearing about thanksgiving too. Really is a great holiday. Amazed it hasn’t arrived over here in a big way yet. Enjoy the rest of your weekend! Avrilx
Thanks Avril! It’s a great coat but I bet it’s not warm enough for over there all winter! I love Thanksgiving – we have really embraced the meaning of it – you’re all far better adopting Thanksgiving rather than Halloween!xxx
Lovely piccies of your cutiepies and what a great day for them – Santa already? he is very on the mark this year… I suppose we have to wait for Thankgiving to be over and then he makes his appearance here. I do love those boots of yours – so so chic!
Everything feels way too early this year with Thanksgiving being early! At least Santa is done now…I had to assure the kids that the reindeer were keeping warm with the giraffes. x
They are rather aren’t they!?:)