We had 15 people here for dinner and it went wonderful. I was actually done on time this year and the clean up was relatively easy because everything was done and cleaned up before we ate. This year instead of eating in the dining room we set up 2 extra tables down the middle of the family room off of the kitchen table and had the food in the dining room, buffet style. This gave everyone a lot more room to move around! I think everyone had a really nice holiday. I know we did!
|Watching Punkin' Chunkin' before Thanksgiving|
|The Thanksgiving Day spread!|
|The Thanksgiving Day crew... the picture is a little out of focus. I used the timer so that I could get in the picture as well.|
|The boys on Thanksgiving... getting sick of me trying to get a picture of all 3 of them looking at the camera and smiling. It never happened.|
|Tuckered out after Thanksgiving with his favorite stuffed animal.|
|Trey trying applesauce for the first time.|
Last Thursday the home nurse came and we talked a bit about the NG tube (his feeding tube through his mouth). I had read on a few message boards that a lot of children have trouble eating on an NG tube. I wanted to take it out and see how he did. So I decided (after talking with the nurse) to remove it during the day and put it back in at night so that he can get his overnight feed (to make sure he gets hydrated). So far it's going ok. I remove the tube in the morning after I give him his medication and he's been taking 3 out of 4 ounces from his bottle on a regular basis. That's absolutely amazing for him! Unfortunately, at his weight now he needs about 5-6 ounces so right now we are fortifying his formula so that he gets more calories per bottle than normal. So Trey gets to be tube free during the day which is so much easier. He's definitely not thrilled about taking bottles... it's quite a fight to get him to eat those 3 ounces but he'll do it! The downer about having it out during the day is that I have to put it in every night... that's not fun.
So right now - Thanksgiving is done for another year, the house is decorated, the Christmas cards are sent, the 2012 picture calendar has been sent to the printer and the shopping for Christmas is almost finished! I haven't wrapped anything yet but I'm hoping to get around to that this week sometimes. It's been an extremely busy few weeks!
|Having some fun with Cole as Trey naps.|
|Decorating the tree.|
|Trey's first big trip out of the house... to see Santa!|