Saturday, November 29, 2008


I know I'm a little late with this post;) I meant to post on Thanksgiving eve, but the whole busyness of cooking overtook me. Add to that the fact that I promised the kids they could each choose and make a dish, which somewhat prolonged the job... but it was lots of fun all around:)

The Professor made the mashed potatoes (and learned that there are lots of different things you can stick in there) the Artist made deviled eggs (reminding me of a summer picnic, but it was his choice) and the Princess made turkey cookies... she always seems to sneak cookies in somehow:)

We enjoyed stuffing ourselves after the obligatory picture was taken. The boys had each written a little essay on what they were thankful for (have to sneak those essays in where you can) and we enjoyed hearing them.

On to the games. This board game is all the craze at our house right now. It's called stratego and reminds me of another version of chess, but using numbers along with the strategy. The Princess will play this game non-stop (provided she can find willing partners) and I have noticed it is sharpening her maths skills a bit. Like I said, gotta sneak it in where you can.

All in all, it was a wonderful, relaxing day.

Black Friday (I'm doubling up on posts here:). Hubby did the rush-out-to-get-the amazing-deal on this day. He was back about 30 minutes later with the items in hand (no kidding). Around 8 AM I left to pick up the usual socks and pajamas at 1/2 price, along with the boy's matching Christmas sweaters. They were Oshkosh (the sweaters) and regularly priced $32. each; I paid $13 for them! Anyway, that was pretty much the extent of my shopping, other than a few little odds and ends.

So that brings us to the present day. I plan to reorganize my bathroom today, and pull out all the Christmas decorating stuff. Hopefully we'll have our tree up by the end of the day. I didn't want to change my colors on my blog though til I had wrapped up Thanksgiving:)

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving as well. See you on Monday!


Brandi said...

My mom thinks I should make deviled eggs for every family get together. I'm like you. I think they are seasonal. I usually only make them between Easter and September.

Thanks for commenting on my blog with the joke.

Nikki said...

Looks like a fun day for your family. Was it just your immediate family? No one else? The Princess' turkey cookies are too cute! And what a great idea: to have each child make a dish. Your boys will make wonderful husbands. Speaking of which, yours looks absolutely thrilled to have his picture taken!

MyKidsMom said...

Just us:) We had a big family gathering a couple weeks ago for a wedding, and will have our annual Christmas family reunion next month. So I wanted to spend this one at home.

I hope you're right about my boys being good husbands. They have a good example in their dad, and I'm trying to do my share as well. They really loved making those dishes, so I see more cooking in their futures;)

Hubby is the son of a professional photographer (mostly weddings). You can tell by the way he automatically goes into picture stance:) LoL

Marva said...

Sglad ya'll had such a great Thanksgiving! That is a great idea about the kiddos making a dish each! You are such a wonderful Mother!


Mrs. Darling said...

Im dying with laughter over what you call hubbys picture stance. I had noticed too how big he smiled and how straight he set. I didnt even think about it being his picture stance. I just thought he looked like one straight happy man!!! Bwahhahahahaha!

Okay that was funny! Glad you all had fun and glad you got to partake of the chaos of Black Friday! LOL

Nikki said...

Hee hee! I knew that would be your reaction to my coaster give away, but I didn't think you would stoop so low as to try to bribe my husband! You really want those coasters, don't you?!

Mrs. Darling said...

Hmm still back at Thanksgiving while the rest of the blogosphere has moved on. tut tut.

Okay just kidding with ya. Im getting ants in my pants waiting on those christmas decorations pics!