We're in countdown to Rhode Island mode here, marking off the days on the calendar and strategizing about how to keep Elizabeth from screeching for the entire plane flight. (She's a sweet baby, but very high-pitched when she's tired. Our neighbors on the plane may not like us much.)
Henry can hardly wait to fly on a plane and see everyone. In fact, he was so excited last week that he decided it was time to pack. Here's what he squeezed into his tiny backpack. Note the compass and band-aids. Clearly he is well on his way to following in his father's footsteps as a Boy Scout. My personal favorite is the rattle for Elizabeth.
Official school activities have taken a backseat to my lingering cold this week, but we did manage to make a foam turkey and watch the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and Mayflower specials a few times.
Lastly, there have been a few requests for Christmas lists for the kids. Henry's major playthings this week have been nail clippers and staplers...
...so you could apparently just shop for him in the nail care and office supply aisles at Walgreens. However, we do have an amazon wishlist if you're looking for some other ideas: http://www.amazon.com/wishlist/3PYX55MK0EJGF/ref=cm_wl_rlist_go
Not to leave Elizabeth out, but we already have bins of baby toys, so I didn't make a list for her. She'll be moving up to 6-9 months size soon for clothes.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!