I love Thanksgiving. It is hands down my favorite holiday. The sole purpose of it is to be grateful. To celebrate our bounty. To come together with loved ones. There are no gifts. No expectations of gifts. No disappointment over gifts. You get my drift. This year was a little melancholy without my Dad. Even though I have spent many Thanksgivings away from home, I have always talked on the phone with my dad, and I can remember many wonderful years with him, doing what we both loved to do.....eat. We missed him this year. We were very thankful to have my mom with us, though, and the kids loved loving her and having her here to play Legos, Sorry, and read them stories. We managed to keep it light and got through it with lots and lots of pie and plenty of tears. I am terribly bugged that I didn't take more photos. I am hoping my mom can fill in my gaps! We had a yummy meal and a pretty table. You'll have to take my word for it.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Max and Molly had a feast at their preschool. They were the Indians and the Kindergarteners were Pilgrams. They sat "indian style" across from each other and ate a yummy mini-Thanksgiving. It was so darling. They made their vests, headdresses, and necklaces. They were so excited and so worried it would be snowed out (school was cancelled the day before). It was extra special that Grandma got to come watch!
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Really, where would I be without my mom? I think she is so great. I am very grateful for her love for my children. They all adore her and ask when we can go to Grandma's house next. I really lucked out in the mom department. She is kind, loving, affectionate, and always there to listen, give great advice and help me with whatever I need.
We are all thankful for the BEST mom and grandma anyone could ever ask for! Hurry up and get here, Mom!
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Wednesday, November 17, 2010
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Monday, November 15, 2010
Dang it. I can't believe I made him! Good thing we are done, because they just don't get any better than him!