Thanksgiving 2012 recap

28 Nov

When you host a whole bunch of family, Thanksgiving moves past a single day of celebration and becomes more of a week long event. The celebration started before anyone even arrived, because Monday was my birthday! (And also my mother-in-law’s birthday, so I’m sure there was celebrating there as well). I am now officially in my 30’s, but still act and feel somewhere around 22.

Once people arrived we spent most of our time playing with cute babies, eating, and laughing. Biscuit is about 6 weeks older than his newest cousin Baby C, and those 6 weeks were pretty obvious in weight! Baby C is just as long as Biscuit, but quite a few pounds lighter. They had fun laying around and getting tickled.

Babies! Biscuit on the left, Baby C on the right.

Babies! Biscuit on the left, Baby C on the right.

And Biscuit had fun showing off his rolling skills and squashing Baby C!

Look out! Biscuit attack!

New blanket for Baby C – a little bit of secret knitting that didn’t get blogged about. I like how it turned out, and he seems to be a fan as well.

New blankie

We ate. A lot.

Thanksgiving feast

We had pie. An extra lot!

Pecan, Chocolate, Pumpkin. With a side of homemade whipped cream.

On Saturday we had our awesome Race for the Pie! We were joined by some of GP’s family from the eastern part of North Carolina, and his cousin Suz beat us all in the race. I was very pleased with how I did, finishing in 24:38, a big improvement over my last official 5k (26:23 was the old time). Everyone got a finisher’s medal, which was a hand-print turkey made by Coco with my assistance. Most of them broke or lost their googly eyes (goopy eyes, as Coco calls them) by the end of the day. Oh well. We are also decked out in our family color-coded T-shirts made by Jan!

Ignore how bad we look. We just ran a race, for goodness’ sakes!

The best part of the day, though, was watching Coco play with A, who is 7 or so months younger. They were hilarious in all respects. They even had their own little fun run which was full of awkward movements and flailing arms from both girls while Coco ran on her tiptoes the entire way.

100 ft Toddler Fun Run

All in all, it was a great holiday and a much needed break for both me and GP. And although it’s sad to see family leave, it’s nice to be back to our regular routine. Until tomorrow, when my mom comes in for a visit!

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One Response to “Thanksgiving 2012 recap”

  1. Molly B and Me November 28, 2012 at 8:02 am #

    Looks like fun.

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