Saturday morning, Chris dropped me off at the gym and took V to ballet class. I spent 30 minutes on the elliptical and grabbed some breakfast at Bruegger’s next door. We came home and changed so I could take the girls up to the Topsfield Fair with my parents and my brother & his family.
V and Cordy loved checking out the animals, and had a blast on the rides. Both girls were fantastically well-behaved, and loved peeking in at Adin Jr. who slept in his stroller all day. V held hands with Lily, who did an excellent job of keeping her with the group. At the end of the day, my parents, Adin, Kelly and the kids bailed, and I took V and Cordy on some of the rides.
They went on the carousel, bouncy castle, crazy bus, and flying turtles. On the way out I stopped to get them some cotton candy (the first time they’ve ever had it), and the lady gave me a free bag that had gotten a little squished. We headed for the car, both of them daintily eating cotton candy as we walked. Cordy managed to get it all over her face, and fell asleep 5 minutes later with a large piece of cotton candy still in her hand. Veronica lasted another 10 minutes before konking out. All in all, it was a success! We got home exhausted, ordered a pizza and watched Happy Feet.
Sunday we took our time getting up, had pancakes for breakfast, and cleaned the house before heading to the grocery store. Lunch was delicious (if greasy) homefries, bacon and eggs. Cordy went down for a late nap, and got woken up early so we could head to Nicole’s for Canadian Thanksgiving. We got there just in time for dinner, which was delicious. Veronica even cleaned her plate! Dessert was pumpkin whoopie pies and Marc’s amazing maple sugar cake. The girls ran around the house like maniacs, playing with everyone, until it was time to crash (literally – V tripped and smashed her chin). It was great to see Marc and Scott again (it’s been way too long!), and as always we love to see Nicole.