Happy Turkey Day!

I love the way my stomach feels when I awake on holiday mornings—I’m an old sentimental type–never willing to grow up like Peter Pan, I’m determined to guard the childlike wonder and excitement that dwells deeply rooted in my heart.  Everything to my dreamy mind on holidays has a whimsical, romantic, and rose-covered appearance….like the woman walking her dog outside our big picture window right now…for whatever reason, I feel like she is walking with a skip in her step, jolly as Mrs. Claus, and thinking that she’s got the world on a string, sitting on a rainbow.  gosh, I love this feeling.

Anywho, we’ve been doing a little bit of this, and a little bit of that lately….

My sister came to town, which makes me giddy…cause there is something so wish-come-true, about watching our kids love and play together.

signature anna look of sleepiness…

oh, and look who is a pro self-feeder as of late?
you go girl–you and your sassy spoon~

so, check this–I never thought in a million years I’d ever have to go to these extremes for my mommy peace of heart/mind, in fact, I’d give the parents who would do this to their kids the quick glance of why?  Well, my mind has been persuaded otherwise, and it makes complete sense to me now.  Complete sense.

But, I have to admit, it was kinda hard to see the glances of the people driving by, with their faces of why? glaring me down.  Though I still  felt justified and humane–

…..knowing that the rope I tied around our little girl was long (so that she could still have lots of freedom to explore), and that we could stop her easily from running into the super busy street that exists close to our home.  Mommy and Daddy had an excessive leaf problem in our yard to address.


I’ve been enjoying some mother/daughter baking moments as of late….another wish-come-true.

So much to be thankful for.

And if I was a fairy princess, and if all my wishes could really come true…my only remaining wish today is for ‘peace on earth’ (wink, wink)  and for the Packers to kick some Detroit butt today~

happy turkey day from the Reales’!!


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