Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

This year, Anna June had one of the best Thanksgivings ever. She played at home this morning, and then came with me to Nana's to help prepare for the feast. She dusted and helped, and she made this turkey fruit tray with her Granddaddy. (Thanks to Aunt Nonny for recommending it! It was cute and healthy!)

I didn't do too much, but I made cranberry sauce, which was both easy and delicious. I washed some dishes and peeled some potatoes. (We're a little crazy for our carbs: sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes, and potato salad!)

AJ was very excited when Marcella, Liz and Patrick's other 4 year old niece arrived. The girls played well together, and played Candy Land, Silly Socks, Elefun, dress-up, and football, in addition to sharing our tablet computer. They had a blast. The weather was perfect: highs in the 70s, so it was comfortable to sit and play outside.

We are still adjusting to not napping, and, because we were home and didn't have to cook, we had AJ in bed by 7:15! Amazing!

I hope your day was as great as ours was!


Anonymous said...

Oh, that IS cute! AJ told Nonny that the bananas turned brown ... I guess if you put lemon juice on them, they won't do that. Same for apples.

Aj's been such a big girl helper lately!! Your years of having her help you are paying off! Good move! But, I;m very impressed!

Anonymous said...

P.S. Just curious.. which blessing did you go with ??

Laura Gallitz said...

We did "Thank you God for the food before us, the family beside us, and the love between us." AJ decided she could say it all by herself. She knew it flawlessly right before the guests arrived, but needed a couple of prompts at showtime. She did not get stage fright! She did pretty well.

I thought about lemon juice, but I was hoping all the fruit would be gobbled up (ha!) before the bananas turned. We did wait until everyone was there to put those on the tray. Also, there was spinach dip and bourbon brittle (caramel and chocolate) so our fruit tray didn't have solo status, which was fine, since the other things were so delicious!