What a Thanksgiving day! The house was brimming with family, friends, food, and fun. When R woke up he went straight to it with the construction paper, markers, and the scotch tape. He's in a big crafty phase right now. Cooking and baking started early morning and continuted until early evening, but in a relaxed, enjoyable, and social way, everyone pitching in with their parts. The boys had picked what they'd each like to make earlier in the week, so chocolate chip cookies and a fruit crisp were made and baked the day prior in order to minimize the madness.
Feasting began in the afternoon with cupcakes and a celebration of our nephew's 2nd birthday party. Which was soon followed by a table full of appetizers and every inch of kitchen counter space covered with two turkeys and countless side dishes, pies, and crisps. 14 kids, 15 adults. (Phew, we outnumbered them by a scant one!) There just isn't room for a sit down meal for that many (thank goodness) so everyone sits where ever they can find room, at the table, on the couch, on the floor, on the stairs. The kids had a blast as did the adults as the evening wore on, maybe a little too much fun.
At least, I know this one did. Oy.