we had a nice thanksgiving and long weekend. to kick things off, we decided to watch the lord of the rings. in fact, we decided to watch all three in the trilogy: we watched one each night except for thursday night. we borrowed the extended version dvds, which made for some long, but interesting nights. we also watched them in the order of 2, 1, and then 3. that was a bit weird, but the order we got the discs, and it worked.
for the big turkey day, b and i got up and went for a 5-mile run. then we all made thanksgiving shirts before we went over to grandma's house.
then, of course, he drew the indonesian and hawaiian archipelagos. my shirt, which isn't shown, was an homage to pet sounds with "I'm waiting for the turkey."
the day after thanksgiving, b had the good idea to go to a hot spring nearby. we drove through the mountains and made our way to a place b and i have gone in a few times...but it was the first time for the kiddos. it was pretty hot, but bearable. especially once you got used to it. we all had a good time. william was all over the place. and i have to admit that it all seemed a bit like the swamps in the two towers movie. and we even saw a bald eagle on the drive over. super cool, no?
on sunday, we decorated for christmas. and, since thanksgiving was over, it meant it was time to pull out the old frosty record (which i like more than anyone) and that bob dylan christmas cd. william said that he likes the bob dylan cd because he sounds like an old man, kind-of like a cowboy. i liked that.