So far we don’t have a Thanksgiving “routine”. We end up doing something different every year as our family grows and changes. 4 years ago we took Logan to see John’s family in Northern California. 3 years ago we visited my parents because we had newborn twins. 2 years ago we went to Northern California again. Last year we were in the hospital for the birth of Baby John. This year we were back at my parents’ again!
I’m the oldest of 6 kids. These are #s 5 and 6. I’m not sure what they’re doing. Advertising, maybe? Anyway, it’s a great example of the silliness that goes on when my family gets together for the holidays!
Emily was wearing 5 clips. I’ll totally throw her daddy under the bus for that one. He arrived with the girls a few hours after I did and their hair was a hot mess! But since I don’t have anyone to impress and she felt pretty, I let the clips stay 😉 She wanted to be buried in pillows-haha!
Baby John was a busy little walker. My parents have an open floor plan, so he had a lot of ground to cover. For some reason he is constantly taking one shoe off and wearing it on his hand. Such a weirdo!
My cousin in Utah is so crafty, she made the big turkey that sat on the side table.
My sister did a wonderful job setting and decorating the table.
I wanted to take advantage of this day when most of us were dressed somewhat nicer than usual and get a lot of pictures taken. I also wanted a pic of Logan, since he can be such a pain to get a good photo of. Such a clown!
I eventually got my dad to take a pic with the two of us. Here I am teasing him and telling what a handsome dude he’s growing into. Hahaha! We got a good picture too, but I’m saving that for a later post. 😉
The girls and Baby John sat at the counter during dinner and were surprisingly well-behaved. I totally forgot to bring my kids table activities and decor! Oh well, it was still festive and fun. Madeline is giving a super awkward-looking “cheese!” here.
Baby John got to have turkey, now that he’s on solid foods like a big boy. That is, after he dumped a ton of Cheerios on his tray! Little stinker! This is the same high chair that we used with the girls. Another mother of multiples handed her two SpaceSaver high chairs down to us when her twins were through with them, and we’ve kept one for Johnny. It’s still in great shape!
My parents were so wonderful to host a bunch of goofballs for Thanksgiving. The turkey turned out fantastic. A bunch of us worked together as everything was finishing cooking to get it all on the table and looking pretty. There were 13 of us in all and it was a wonderful day of laughs, good food, and some much-needed rest.
I hope you had a Thanksgiving that brought peace to your heart. Thank you for being a part of my motherhood journey, I appreciate all the lovely readers who visit this page every day.