Thanksgiving morning I woke up early and finished defrosting my turkey (I know, I know, I should have done it earlier…) and we set off for our church’s Turkey Bowl. The boys ( Clark, Dean, and Aaron) got to show off their football skills
While the two little ones had fun running around and playing
After the game we headed back home and continued cooking in preparation for the big dinner ahead. I finally figured out what I was doing to the turkey and in to the oven it went. We finished all of the other food amid mario kart tournaments and football watching and, other than the slightly dry turkey, had a great Thanksgiving meal. A few hours later Dean, Aaron and Karen set out for early Black Friday shopping and luckily were successful. Why anyone would stand in line for hours or actually go out on Thanksgiving night is beyond me, but I thoroughly enjoyed playing with what they bought.
We also took a quick trip up to San Francisco but I think I enjoyed watching the little cousins playing together for the first time the most. I love the way that children can take to someone new within a few minutes and it seems like they’ve been friends for a lot longer than that. They got into plenty of mischief and shared lots of giggles. I’m sure they’ll both be excited to see each other again at Christmas time.
To finish the week off, we celebrated my quarter of a century birthday with a little Baskin Robbins ice cream cake. yum…. A little of that and I’m a very happy girl! Though my favorite part of my birthday was hearing Lily say “Happy day, mommy” over and over. That’s probably my favorite thing that she’s said to me so far, aside from “ I wuv you mommy.” Music to my ears
After this week I know that:
A) Even with a tiny kitchen and 1 oven I don’t have to cook half of the meal the day before in order for it to be a success.
2) I need to defrost the turkey earlier and start checking it’s temperature in the oven WAY before I think it’s done.
D) Hosting Thanksgiving isn’t really all that scary…
By the way, we’ve already started watching our Christmas movies, if you didn’t pick up on my Home Alone reference…