We’re getting pretty good at this Thanksgiving thing. The first year was a bit of a hiccup because we had been meeting at my aunt’s for years and it was the first time in North Carolina. My aunt had always organized us and that year we had way too much food. Now we know exactly how much to make, my mom brings the bird over early and cooks it in our oven. Jason even had all the dishes washed by the time the table was cleared.
While the turkey was roasting, I cast (chromecast) some music to our tv and we had a bit of a dance party. Noah had been asking about doing the worm dance, so I found a video on youtube with instructions. We all tried it (except my mom who was handling the video camera). It’s a lot harder, especially as you get older! Jason was the only one who figured it out. It was hilarious to try though! We then try to moonwalk. That’s a little bit easier, but we still looked really silly.
After that, we got down to business and were soon eating a delicious feast. Jason’s dad joined us this year, which was a special treat. We were glad he could stop in on his way to work.
We seem to have a tradition started. Noah gathered some sticks from the yard while I cut out leaves from cardstock. Nora punched holes in the leaves and Jason tied the ribbon. We then all wrote what we were thankful for this year and hung it on the branches. It’s not a new idea, but it was quick and easy to do and I enjoyed hearing what the kids were thankful for. Jason, btw, is thankful for babies and kisses. *that man* Nora is thankful for her family and god and jesus and santa (all on one leaf), Noah is thankful for his family, his room and of course his PSP. Lol Noah actually understands, so it was neat to see what he wrote, in cursive!
It was a great day. We enjoyed spending time together and eating delicious food. We stopped by Jason’s mom’s that night too, so we got to see a bit more of his family as well. On to Christmas!