The toddler has a hard time giving up all of the cat treats. He'll hand over all but one. Then he'll spend the next five minutes running around pretending to give it to the cat and snatching it back.

That cat is far more patient than I would be in that situation.

I really enjoy sitting with the lights off next to the Christmas tree. It's especially peaceful when I'm all alone in the living room and I can just enjoy the quiet.

Made some cookies this afternoon, without too much help from the toddler (which means everything went a little faster than usual).

We put up the Christmas tree today. There was a lot of excitement at all of the lights and ornaments. He's really enjoying the decorations so far.

 As is tradition now, I made our second Thanksgiving today. Making a turkey breast is a lot less work than a whole turkey, so I'm happy it's just the 3 of us and a single breast will suffice.
The evening was full of all kinds of shenanigans. The little guy had two naps yesterday which meant no naps today. By 6pm he was tearing through the house like a whirlwind.

We drove to the east side of the state today to visit my mother in law first. We typically stop there for a few hours in the morning.

Quinn had a lot of fun running around and getting into all of her delicate decorations.
We headed out to my parents house in the afternoon for thanksgiving dinner. We tossed a little of everything on Quinn's plate, which he promptly turned his nose up to. He's been very difficult these last few weeks and refusing to eat much of anything. Today was no different.

He did eat cheesecake though. Because of course he'd eat dessert.
He also enjoyed his pick of water and milk from two different cups. Who doesn't like a variety of beverages?
In the evening we headed home with his blanket and a Sesame Street DVD. He fell asleep after 20 minutes or so, which made for a peaceful trip back to the west side of the state.

Sweet potatoes have never been a staple at our family thanksgiving table. After having Quinn and learning that they're kind of tasty, I've been trying to work them into our diet a little more often. Well, into Quinn's diet more often.

So this year I thought I'd try the sweet potato dessert thing I always see photos of.

Of course I only had colorful marshmallows and not plain white ones.

He put himself in there. Every time I opened the gate he shut it again. I mean, if he wants to stay locked in there, who am I to complain?