Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite family holiday.  I always thought that everyone celebrated it the same way our family celebrated with over 50 people in a house of all generations, eating, watching football, catching up, kids running around stealing food from the table, drinks flowing only slightly slower than the fun and laughter.  This year was no different than the many many Thanksgivings before, only this year it was my children running off to the basement, following their bigger cousins around and sneaking desserts off the table, instead of me.  I love Thanksgiving.

Little Man was in heaven following his big cousin M around while she followed her bigger cousin E around.  He also spent a lot of time with Aunt Suzi and Uncle Dale and there was a story about a horse and some steaming poo that I won't go into on this blog.  He was at the perfect age to really enjoy Thanksgiving.  I don't think we saw much of him at all.  I caught him snagging cookies off of the dessert table but my Uncle covered for him by telling me it was the first one that he had eaten.  The chocolate smeared across his face told me otherwise but I let it go since I figured it was a bonding thing with my uncle and Little Man. 

Peanut had a good time playing but was probably our most difficult aged child at an event like this.  He is old enough to WANT to be independent but young enough that we still needed to follow him around to make sure he didn't get into any trouble.  It was also difficult to find food we could give him that was corn-free so he was a little punchy because he wasn't exactly eating a balanced diet on the trip.  He had a great time though and was very well behaved.  He was over MVP of politeness as he greeted anyone we asked him to with a big "Hi, I'm 2".

Sweet Pea stayed in my arms most of the day and was super easy and laid back in the crowd.  Sometimes she would want to get down and explore but would turn around and run back to my arms the second someone stopped to say hi to her.  My favorite part is that all of these people remember me as a baby so they can see the likeness between myself and Sweet Pea.  It is gratifying to have one of my children look like me!

My kids watched their first Thanksgiving parade (it was probably the 2nd one for Little Man) and got to spend a ton of time with their cousins M and Q and even got to sleep over in their rooms like big kids.  I love Thanksgiving!

Playing Air Hockey - Little Man is obsessed

Peanut and Cousin M

Little Man and Cousin M

Watching the parades on TV

Peanut Sitting on Q (Peanut outweighs him by about 10 pounds)

Cousinly Love

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