Friday, November 29, 2013

Thanksgiving 2013

We had grand plans for Thanksgiving this year and while we hit the highlights we were slightly sidelined by a stomach virus/food poisoning that hit Little Man really hard on Thanksgiving Eve.  Papa Bear and I had little to no sleep but as we heard the littles start stirring in their excitement to see MeeMom and Mommom we felt that stomach flu or not, we had to give it a shot.  So at the very last minute we threw everything into the car including a pale and tired Little Man and made it to Delaware by 9am.  It was the first of many Thanksgiving Miracles that we hit no traffic and didn't forget anything since I had stopped preparing for the trip after Little Man threw up for the 5th time.  We played and enjoyed ourselves at MeeMom's house, Uncle Mark showed up and we ate the first of many Thanksgiving meals on the same plates we used to eat fancy dinners from when we were kids.  Football was on, the kids were playing and occupied and it was perfect (except for the still puking Little Man).  Then I took Sweet Pea and we headed over to my Aunt's house to say hi to as many relatives as possible in 30 minutes.  After that quick stop we went to the Kutz home for the Green Family Thanksgiving.  It was wonderful to see Mommom and see my cousins and aunts and uncles.  Again, it was almost perfect except for the fact that Little Man stayed back with my mom because he just couldn't get off the couch.  After more food, Chanukah celebration and dessert, we went back to my mom's for leftovers and some more playtime.  Then we got on the road and reached our house around 10:00 with all the kids sound asleep.  For the last Thanksgiving miracle, Little Man has stopped throwing up and everyone slept in until after 8am. 

This year I am thankful for a husband who can see how important an event is to me and can throw everything into high gear to make it there, a mom who will give up a family event to stay with my sick child, kids who enjoy a holiday that is all about eating and family, a mommom that brings a family together in a way no one else can and kids who sleep in when it really matters.

Happy Thanksgiving!  Happy Chaunkah!

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