Hey Hey! It’s Friday!

I’m not ready for Friday…. I’m still mentally on Wednesday! But it has been an action packed few weeks! Can we catch up a little?

1. Since I neglected to say hi last Friday (still in a Thanksgiving food coma), I’ll just quickly say we had a lovely, but fast Thanksgiving. We drove up to my in laws on Wednesday, and drove back home Friday night. We all had obligations over the weekend, so Thanksgiving was cut short. But it was a delightful time!

I taught Elizabeth how to watch the Thanksgiving Day parade!

Watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Cup of Tea

And she managed to see Santa – he waved at her.

Santa says hi on the Cup of Tea blog

We also went to the aquarium, which Elizabeth loves!

Visiting the Aquarium on Cup of Tea

2. My big goal Sunday was to get the outdoor lights done. So I picked up some new lights (do you know how hard it is to find plain, white lights?) and got to work during nap time. I got one half of the house done when I ran out of lights. I used up 260 feet! So I quickly rearranged.

Dusk fell, and the lights kicked on. And I hated them. I don’t even have a picture to show you… they were LED cool white lights, so they looked blue.

So Monday I spent the day taken the LED lights down and putting regular white lights up instead. I was so glad to get it done, and it looks spiffy!

3. I mentioned Wednesday that I wasn’t feeling particularly festive or ready for Christmas… I tried to help that with two things. First, I wrote a post about my favorite Christmas Traditions! Head on over there and let me know what your favorite traditions are.

Second, Elizabeth and I headed out to the yard to snip various greenery. I had a little DIY decorating project I wanted to tackle. We had a nice time rolling her car through the yard!

Cruising the yard for greenery on the Cup of Tea blog

4. Wednesday evening was so nice that we decided to head out on a neighborhood walk to look at the lights. We had a great time! And Elizabeth had fun pointing out the moon every step of the way.

5. Yesterday my goal was to get the tree up, and I managed to do that! Elizabeth just loves sitting at the base of the tree and staring up at the lights. Thankfully, I have a healthy supply of plastic ornaments, which I placed within her grasp. 🙂

*I just noticed that in every picture, Elizabeth looks bored… ha! Hope that doesn’t sum up her week!

So this weekend I’m pushing to get all the rest of the house decorated, and then get those storage bins and boxes put away. I can do it!!!

Hope you had a nice week, and have fun or relaxing plans for the weekend. Let me know what you’ll be up to down in the comments below!

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8 thoughts on “Hey Hey! It’s Friday!

  1. The greenery in the truck is TOO CUTE. And I’m with you on the lights – what is with it being so hard to find the regular white ones? I would totally take them back down too if I discovered that LED blue business. Have fun with the rest of your decorating – love that you’re getting Elizabeth involved! I keep doing it during nap time 🙂


  2. I can’t believe how grown up Elizabeth is looking. I love that she drove around the yard to “help” you. I’m almost done with our decorating and am hoping to get some outdoor lights put up this weekend. I really want WHITE lights so I’m hoping they’ll be easy to find. I don’t care for colored lights or the blue tinted white ones. Wish me luck.


    • I found my white lights at Lowes. I had originally went to Home Depot, where the LED lights were bought. But those lights were, seriously, the ONLY plain white they had at Home Depot. Everything else were tiny snow flakes, or blinking… Lowes at least had a great selection of plain.

      I’m trying to push and get the decorating done this weekend too! I just need to do our stairs, make some wreaths and then add the fresh greenery inside. Happy decorating to you, Whitney!


  3. Katie – It looks like Elizabeth is ready for a driver’s license! I know that you are teaching her good rules of the road — and how to be a good helper! I’ve been thinking about taking my little one to the aquarium but have been concerned that it might not keep her attention. Do you recommend the aquarium for children under two? I also love the picture of Santa waving at Elizabeth via television. So cool!


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