I have been so busy sending out Christmas cards, decorating, shopping, and catching up from being gone, that I haven’t had the chance to sit down and blog about our Thanksgiving. It was wonderful!! We were gone for a whole week – and spent nights in three different places – but the kids did great.
Chloe Puppy-the-Monkey and Raffie navigated us through the ATL…and, later on, I obliged when Joseph wanted to take pictures.
Meme joined us for a few nights and we met Aunt Kristie, Aunt Trudie, Uncle Marc and Jackson for pizza one night.
Sour lemon faces:
The kids’ first time watching Home Alone was priceless. They laughed hysterically.
And we woke up to a white Thanksgiving Day!
We bundled up and went to church, then threw snowballs at each other and made a little (tiny) snowman.
Thanksgiving dinner was just us four. We had smoked turkey, squash casserole, butter beans, sweet potato casserole, salad, rolls and of course cranberry sauce out of a can. Delish!
We packed up (quite a process) and headed back towards reality. First a photo op with our little snowman:
He lost some of his size as the temperature rose above freezing on Friday, but we still needed to document the experience of building a Thanksgiving snowman.
On our way down the mountain, we stopped at the tubing slope where our cousins work for lunch at Annie’s Cafe. Aunt Trudie hooked us up with free passes so Hannah could take a couple trips down the slope.
I went with her the first time down and it was a blast – much faster than I thought it would be. Joe filmed from afar (first video, that’s Hannah and me on the right), and then after lunch he took Monkey down. Such a cutie, that girl.
There is a little slope/mound for smaller children and for those that want to practice. They both enjoyed that, though Joseph was a little hesitant at first. He felt safe enough with Daddy.