Thanksgiving 2011 Memories

We had a relatively quiet Thanksgiving this years. The boys and I went to Nana and Papa’s house for the day and just lounged around. Wednesday night, I baked a Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake. We brought the items to make the Asian Salad that my parents requested. Happy Thanksgiving

When we got to the house, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade was on. The boys watched on and off as they were being goofy.

Silly Turkeys

The turkey was finished really early on. My mother opted to buy a turkey breast, not the whole bird, and it turned out to be the perfect size for the six of us.

Turkey Time

Once the turkey was done and everything else ready to heat up later on, we all piled into the living room to have some snacks for lunch. There is just something fun about finger foods before sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner. Oh, much to my amazement, the little guy gobbled up hummus. I was floored and had to take a photo to show him later in case he refuses to eat it again. Lunch food fun

After this, it was time to grab a seat and start watching Cars 2. We never had a chance to get to see it over the summer, so it was a first for all of us together. Cars 2 Time

We did not finish the movie at that point. The boys needed to play and get some energy out. Then, it was time to get dinner into the oven to heat and time to serve.


Once all of the food was ready, it was time to grab out plates and sit down together for a wonderful meal.

Delicious Meal

When we were finished eating, some went off to relax – and others helped to clean up. JSL was really into cleaning with Nana and Papa. NHL appeared to be exhausted thanks to eating turkey.

After dinner

Once dinner was over, we finished Cars 2 to digest our food. Then, it was time to have dessert. We had pumpkin chocolate chip cake, chocolate rugelach, and dark chocolate peanut butter ice cream.

Sweet Ending

After this, we got the boys into their pajamas, watched a little television, and went home. It was a wonderful day with family making some wonderful memories. Thank you Nana and Papa for inviting us to be with you.

What did you do for Thanksgiving this year?

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  • Jodie Fitz says:

    LOVE The Snowmen…where did you ever find them? Glad you had a great day.

  • Erin Bell says:

    This year we were so thankful to have my husband home from deployment. It made the day that much more special because of all the holidays he missed last year. We had some friends come down to our town and we pre-ordered a dinner from whole foods and we just really enjoyed each others company. At the end of the dinner, we celebrated my son’s 4th birthday. I do not think a thanksgiving could have gotten any better. It was amazing.
    Erin Bell´s last blog post ..Christmas Through the Years

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