I can't believe it's Thursday already, where did the week go?! I spent the last few nights working on the Bambinos' birthday invitations and I'm happy to say they're all ready to be mailed. I'm determined to have all the decorations finished by New Years so I'm not stressed trying to do everything in one week like last year. (<-famous font="font" in="in" last="last" post="post" that="that" words="words">
Anyway, the whole point of this post is to share our Thanksgiving. Luckily, I don't have the weird, inappropriate uncle or a floozy, lush aunt that so many other people seem to have, it makes me very thankful for my family - although those people usually have good stories :)
We started off Thanksgiving watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, at least B and I watched it - the Bambinos could have cared less. After the parade was finished, we headed over to my dad's which was a house-full of my step-mom's family.
|Playing the Bubble Guppies app with Auntie Nee Nee on Papa's iPad.|
We sat down at the kids table to help the Bambinos eat; they're still getting the hang of the scooping motion of forks and I didn't want mashed potatoes flung everywhere. They were more interested in walking around with their forks and touching things with it anyway. Bug's going through a really picky phase right now which can be a bit annoying.
Eventually, the fun at my dad's house came to an end because we still had to go to my mom's. Luckily, they live maybe 10 minutes apart (more like 5) but it's still a pain to load everything up, say goodbyes and all that.
The thing I like about my mom's house is we're her only family on this side of the mountains so she caters the meal to stuff that all of us like, she really puts time and effort into thinking about who she's cooking for. For example, she bought the Bambinos little Christmas cups with straws because they love straws, she always has a few bottles of sparkling cider because I could finish a whole bottle to myself, she always makes my favorite cookie for Christmas dinner....it's little touches like that I enjoy so much.
I love how Thanksgiving signals the beginning of the holidays (for me at least) and I love the time we get to see family... and of course the food! But, we did talk about maybe stretching Thanksgiving out so we eat only one meal a day. We got off easy this year because B's family is all in Kentucky visiting family right now or else we would have had three stops that day. Even limiting our consumption at my dad's we still felt overstuffed by the time we left my mom's.
How was your Thanksgiving? What are some traditions you celebrate that day?