My neighbor and I decided it would be fun to get together, especially since our girls love each other so much. We had planned on cooking a small meal but her husband ended up going out of town right before Thanksgiving. That meant it was just going to be Jesse, my neighbor, me and our three girls. The more we thought about cooking all of that food for just us, the more silly it sounded. So we settled on the next best thing. We decided to go to the casino/resort right down the road from us. They were serving a huge buffet, including all of the traditional Thanksgiving food.
When we arrived they told us that there was a two and a half hour wait. That's not exactly the best news when you have three kids three and under. Luckily they were more than thrilled with the walking escalator and the rose garden.
And Jesse was easily entertained in the casino. He even won $45! Our wait only ended up being about an hour so it wasn't bad at all. Jesse ate crab legs and I stuck with the traditional Thanksgiving food. You guys, it was seriously amazing! The best part was that I had zero dishes to do when we got home. That's my kind of Thanksgiving.
Despite it being non-traditional, it turned out to be a really great day. Emerson had so much fun spending the day with her friends and it was actually pretty relaxing. It may just have to be our new tradition. Unfortunately we didn't really get any pictures while we were there except for those few in the rose garden, so we took a few with our tripod when we got home.
Later that morning my neighbor wanted to head out and brave the sales so offered for her girls to come over and play with E. That pretty much made her day. They stayed for a 7 hours and played and played. We watched a movie, played with toys, and spent a couple of hours at the playground.
It was a fun day and we were all pretty worn out by the end of the day. It did my boost my confidence a little bit when it comes to having another kiddo. If I can handle two toddler and a preschooler, surely I'll be alright with a toddler and newborn. :)
I hope everyone else had a wonderful Thanksgiving and weekend. It's hard to believe that December is already here. I guess I better get going on my Christmas shopping pronto!