Our Thanksgiving morning started differently this year because of Adrienne being in the parade. She spent the night with a dance friend(thank you very much!) who got the girls to the early morning bus. Mark and my Dad headed out around 8am to get downtown to see her. I stayed back with the littles and the turkey! It was a beautiful day, but we had a front row seat right there in front of the TV!
That’s Adrienne first one on the left! Aunt Ellen sent us the following pic. She spotted Adrienne in a split second and snapped a shot!
That’s my girl with her partner Jack on national TV! So fun! She really had a great experience and the weather was just whipped cream on the pumpkin pie!
By 1:00 everyone was home and ready to settle in for major eating and relaxing. Of course we made the girls go outside and pose for the obligatory cousin picture!:)
Em brought the girls earrings from their recent trip to Disney. They were excited to have a gift on a holiday not known for gifts!
We had some hang out time in the afternoon. Mark scoured the ads to plan his black Friday shopping(not!).
Then it was time to eat! Sof was very serious about setting the kids table. Such a helper!
Everyone enjoyed the meal, even my picky Lexi. Well, almost everyone, Kaitlyn had beef jerky for her meat, and my Dad said the turkey was “gamey”(at which point my mom shot the “I’m gong to kill you once we get alone in the car” look). Luckily I’m more like my Dad in the “say like it is” department. Who can taste the stupid turkey anyway? Isn’t it just an excuse for the gravy, dressing, and mashed potatoes?
Livy had a cute activity from school. She made a turkey box, then she gave each of us a strip of paper to write what we’re thankful for. She was so excited to do it she passed them out before we were even done eating! Then her and Kaitlyn read them all. Kaitlyn wrote that she was thankful for her big sister. So sweet right? Livy responded with, “It’s about time someone appreciated me”! LOL.
After dinner it was time for us to celebrate the November and December birthdays. Grandma’s birthday was actually ON Thanksgiving this year. She turned 89! She has constant pains, but she is still sharp as a tack!
The girls wrote very sweet cards for Grandma the read them to her!
Happy Birthday Em(34), Adrienne(14), Grandma(89), and Steve(38)!
Party till your pants drop!
Why does everyone always end up in the kitchen?
Well, the women anyway! Hope your day was filled with love and thanks also!