Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Getting ready for the weekend

Edited on 11/30/08 to add a few pics of the cake and our birthday sign for Grammy.

My mom's coming to spend Thanksgiving with us. She's flying in from Florida in about ten hours, and I hope she's been missing snow, because we've got plenty of it. I think we got about six inches today.

Tomorrow is also her birthday (tomorrow being Wednesday - it's very early Wed a.m. now, but I haven't been to bed yet, so it's still Tuesday for me). Taipan and Taisim are very excited to help her celebrate her birthday. We baked a cake, which they decorated tonight, and we also made a sign, which Yuta and Taipan hung in our entry way. Taipan also suggested decorating with streamers and balloons; if time allows we may add that too. I'll post pics of the cake and and sign over the next few days.

After we welcome Grammy here tomorrow and have cake we'll most likely head to Chuck E. Cheese - Taipan is hoping that Chuck E. will come out if we tell them it's my mom's birthday.

Our plan for the holiday is to have dinner on Thursday evening with Yuta's family - his sisters and brother-in-law are coming into town. My mom and I also want to cook a turkey dinner, kind of in honor of my Nonna who passed away in August, so we've invited another family over and will cook on Friday.

I'm not sure what we'll do on Saturday. I think that my Mom wants to take the kids somewhere, so we might go to the science center or the Rainforest at the zoo. We'll play it by ear. Then she goes home on Sunday - I'm sure the weekend will fly by.

And in case you're wondering why I'm up at 3 a.m. .... Taisim fell asleep around 8:45 tonight, only to wake up around 11:30 fully rested and ready to play, so she and I have been hanging out. I'm supposed to work tomorrow, so I'm going to try to get a little bit of work done before we head to bed. She just yawned, so hopefully we'll be asleep soon.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Sandra Dodd said...

Going into the rainforest at the zoo here when it was really cold outside was always kinda magical when the kids were little. Confusing as to coats and hats, with young children, but so wonderfully worth it!

I hope Chuck E. Cheese will come out!

kcbhsu said...

Chuck E Cheese came out, but we didn't see him. It was pretty crowded, and with my mom, sister-in-law & brother-in-law with us, the kids didn't notice or remember to look for him.

Anonymous said...

I hope you have fun. If you go to the Science Center will you post what it was like? Tell Taipan and Taisim I said HI! LOVE, ELYSE