Ike noticed them first- and asked: "Mom, what is this???! Is this ALCOHOL?".
When EVER we are at the store and we push our carts past the alcohol aisles- Ike and Zeb ask all about it. So- we have regular conversations about it. We don't drink it (here's why)- not at all- and they know that.
For our actual Thanksgiving dinner- we went over to our friends place to celebrate with a few families. I was so happy to have Kent around this year! He's in ER this next month so we got to pick the days off he wanted for the month so we went with thanksgiving and the day after. The two days were wonderful!! and now I just have to make it until Christmas. He has very few days off until then!
Metta was the most excited to be headed to friends because she got to chase around the dog- Jingle. Jingle was very patient to endure her endless grabbing.
I mean, seriously. Look at her. Adorably happy.
and my zeb munchkin. playing angry birds. He thought this game was soooo cool.
this year I decided to brine the turkey. I don't know if I'll do it ever again. While removing the turkey from the brine I spilled all of the multiple gallons of nasty turkey juice laden brine ALL over the kitchen floor. Disinfecting our kitchen was a ridiculous task. Plus I don't really think the turkey tasted much different than normal- but I did love the way it made our homemade gravy taste. I do the turkey and Kent does the gravy. He's pretty much a professional in the kitchen. If the whole doctor thing doesn't work out- he can become a chef.
I also made 5 dozen homemade potato rolls. They were AMAZING. and I hid a carrot in one. The lucky winner was to get a prize. It became quite the contest. And then we never found the carrot. I found it today (saturday!) while making leftovers. 2nd to last roll.
there was SOOOO much food. It was amazing. Everything you could hope for.
and dessert. I love thanksgiving. My pal, Kristi, and I did a long turkey run that morning so we could enjoy a little extra pie.
Here's my pal Amber and her pregnant belly. Her baby girl is due on my birthday and she's going to name it Leisy. Right, Amber? She's from the South and brought a fried turkey, mac and cheese, and a warm cheesy pineapple and butter casserole. ALL delicious. I think Thanksgiving should always be celebrated with many people and many food varieties.
After dinner there was playing, football on tv, and lots of talking.