Thanksgiving already seems so far gone. I really don't like years that Thanksgiving is so close to Christmas. They blend and it's always Thanksgiving that gets lost. Our little family tries to celebrate Thanksgiving in it's entirety before breaking out Christmas things, but I'm the first to admit it was hard this year. We most definitely counted our blessings...each and every one of them. We are blessed beyond measure and spent the day celebrating our gifts.
Haddy was extremely cooperative with the traditional holiday pic this go around.
We celebrated first at the Hermann family cabin. It was a a huge Thanksgiving meal with over 40 people! The Hermann boys did a great job smoking and frying the turkeys.
Mimi had the cutest little set up for the kiddos. I was a bit jealous of the kids table. Meyer had little time to actually sit at his spot, and I totally threw around the idea of taking his seat. He was way too busy being thankful for "lemonade...and mommy and daddy." That's exactly what he said when we went around the circle praying and saying what we were thankful for.
We captured a pretty good family picture, but doing this really made me miss Andy's sister Meg and her husband. They are due with their first baby any day now, so traveling home from DC wasn't an option this year. We are still patiently awaiting little man's arrival...40 weeks and counting!
We ended our day with another Thanksgiving at my mom and dad's. My brothers were both in town from St. Louis along with my grandparents.
The circus and Thanksgiving go hand in hand around here. We used to always go as kids, and the past 2 years we have taken ours. Have you ever seen so much cotton candy? Meyer, of course, HAD to have some...it was so critical to his happiness, yet he ate...NONE. Not a single bite.
We rode the elephants...for 30 seconds at $20 a pop!
Little miss just took it all in!
Meyer decided he wanted his face painted. I let him pick out what he wanted...
Unfortunately, he picked out a ridiculous skull face. I tried my best to convince him otherwise, but I lost the battle.
Why oh why?
We sat in a suite, which is totally the way to go with a bunch of little kids. They loved being able to roam around while watching!
Hadley took a nap for most of the show....
The time she was awake, she was thrilled to be there!
Traditionally, the day after Thanksgiving means decorating our house! It's something Andy and I have always done. We can't dedicate the day like we used to, but we did get started!
....and Haddy was super impressed when she woke up the next morning!
NOW....we are ready for Christmas!