The 18th was my daughter's 9th birthday.  It had been almost 2 years since the last time Lovelyn had been to Disneyland.  So we decided to do two days at the park for her birthday.  She had such a fun time.  Even though she is only 9 she tries to act so cool all the time.  Nine year old Lovelyn is way too cool for Princess's or Santa or anything "baby" like that.  But it was amazing to see her not be able to hide her joy as we walked around Disneyland......

Thanksgiving was nice and low-key this year.  My brother was with his in-laws so it was just our little family at my parents house up in North County.  My mom decided that since it was just the 5 of us and we are all little eaters that she would just make a chicken instead of a turkey.  I know this would upset most people at Thanksgiving but it was perfect for us! Only bummer was that she did not have any bread/rolls...that and stuffing are my favorite Thanksgiving items.  But I did some serious work on the stuffing and mashed potatoes.  After we ate I was sitting on the floor playing with my daughter when she jokingly pushed me over.  That is when I told her to just leave me and I will live in this spot from now on.  She decided it would be a great moment to take a picture of her overly-full mother..........