November 12: I am thankful for three-day weekends (Chet had Monday off in honor of Veterans' Day). It was so nice to have one more day together, and then a short week to follow.
November 13: I am thankful for the amazing little dance studio where Sydney takes ballet. I love everything about it.
November 14: I am thankful for the Child Development Center on base. I dropped Sydney off Wednesday morning, and she stayed all day so that I could do a huge shopping trip to Walmart (I think the only food we had in the house was canned corn) and some house cleaning without her. I would have dropped off Lorelei too, but she's in this in-between stage (food-wise and gross-motor-skills wise) where I don't feel comfortable leaving her for long periods of time. Anyway, Sydney was able to play and have fun at the CDC, and I was able to get some things accomplished that she would have thought were pretty boring.
November 15: I am thankful for seemingly-random fairs/festivals on base. Thursday there was a fair honoring military families (apparently November is the "Month of the Military Family") from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. So as soon as Sydney woke up from her nap, we drove to the other side of base and enjoyed:
- A Budweiser Clydesdale Parade
We were able to pet this horse. I can't believe how big Clydesdales are. I thought Sydney would be scared of it, but she was all about petting him (her?)!
- Bounce Houses
- A Firetruck
- Meeting "Shock" the Mississippi Surge Mascot and McGruff the Crime Dog
I thought Sydney would be scared of these guys too, but she kept wanting to hug them.
Lorelei enjoyed the festivities from here:
We were probably at the fair only 55 minutes, but it was a great (and free!) way to break up the afternoon!
November 16: I am thankful we are only six hours away from Houston. Didi and Papa Dave drove in this weekend for a visit!
Have a great weekend!