We made “Thanks”giving Turkeys. It was fun. Hopefully we can hang onto these and add to them each year. I’d love to see how the kids’ hands grow from year to year.
This year, we stayed at home and Nana and Poppy came to visit. The day before Thanksgiving, we got a little bit of a slow start. But that didn’t stop Caedmon from wanting to take pictures.
Honor wasn’t so sure about early morning pictures with her brother. Maybe he was squeezing a little too tight.
Caedmon and Poppy had some epic sword battles.
Caedmon slept in the closet again, and had wonderful bedtime stories read by Nana.
Honor was working on a new tooth, and about froze her hands and face off with her cold teethers. She was upset if you took them away from her, so I just let her be cold for a little while.
Finally, it was Thanksgiving Day.
Caedmon helped me with the cranberry sauce. He liked hearing the cranberries pop.
Honor ate sweet potatoes with us.
Caedmon managed to eat two helpings of ham…and a few bites of everything else. (Husband requested ham instead of turkey this year. It was pretty good!)
But my favorite part was dessert, as usual.
Black Forest Brownie Pecan Pie (imagine this with cherries & Cool Whip on top). (I haven’t made this since last Christmas, but I made this with regular pie crust this time and it turned out much better. Perfect, in fact.)
And Pumpkin Pie Cake.
We spent the rest of the day trying not to fall asleep on the couch while watching football. It was a good day.
There was no Black Friday shopping for us. Our morning consisted of cartoons and movies along with some leftovers for breakfast (Husband had mashed potatoes. They must’ve been pretty good!), and later we watched the Razorbacks play LSU. We were disappointed that we lost, but proud of our team’s season.
Saturday, Caedmon woke up with a fever, so we just chilled all day and did our best to watch as much TV and eat as many leftovers as we possibly could. I think we succeeded. And while his fever was down, Caedmon and I also decorated a gingerbread house (more on that later).
Sunday, the kids and I stayed home from church since Caedmon had fever the day before. He recuperated by watching cartoons and dragging out lots of toys.
And though we didn’t get to participate in Annual Torture Day with my family, Husband and I watched Christmas Vacation after the kids went to bed. It never gets old. I daresay it wasn’t as fun as hearing everyone quote the movie together, but it was nice to have some downtime with my sweet husband.
Today I need to get busy. Having an extra-extra-long weekend was nice, but the house is a wreck and the laundry is piled up. Time to get some things done!