Thanksgiving is such a wonderful time of year to appreciate all the things we are grateful for. Most importantly we are thankful for our family both near and far and our friends who have always been there no matter where we have lived. We are thankful that we have three healthy children who enrich our lives every day as they grow up and experience all that life has to offer. This year we had family come in from Buffalo and Charlotte. We enjoyed a wonderful weekend together eating, playing games and lots of laughter.
Days of shopping for Thanksgiving goods, Hours of preparation of Thanksgiving foods, Spending time with family...PRICELESS
We had a great long weekend in Cancun. The weather was great and the Royal Sands resort was just perfect with our room beside the pool and an awesome 2 ft kiddy pool for Tori. Tori loved being in the pool and she gain great confidence in the water. She learned to float on her back and kick while on her back as well as swim on her belly all with her floatie on but without us hanging on to her. She was so proud of herself, it was priceless to watch her frolic in the water solo.
We spent most of our days by the pool, however, we did make a shopping trip to the Isla Shopping Center. Mike also spent a day diving in Cozumel. It truly was a very relaxing vacation. Cancun had really developed into a wonderful, safe, clean tourist destination.
During our waiting times, Tori learned to sing Wheels on the Bus and how to do the Hokey Pokey. It has been a long time since we have sung these childhood favorites. She absolutely loves them and giggles the deep belly laugh doing the Hokey Pokey. Finally we had one tired little girl on the way home.
This weekend Nick went back to Buffalo to take his driver's test which he passed! He is a good driver and he is psyched to drive Mike's Raineer. It has been in the driveway waiting for him since July when Mike got his new Enclave. Nick was able to get his permit in NY this past summer while he visited Buffalo. Taking the NY test enabled him to drive a few months sooner than if he waited to take the test in NC. He will still have to take NC's written test to switch his license over. I am looking forward to less taxi driving...but I will worry for quite a while when he is driving!