Thursday, November 27, 2008

Gobble, Gobble

That's Lily's newest saying. It was 4 months ago today that our precious baby girl was placed in our arms and there's not a better day to count our blessings than today ~ Thanksgiving Day!

Lily's pj's say "Everyone is thankful for me!" So true sweetie pie! Enjoy your first Thanksgiving day!

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving day today. The kids let us sleep in ~ thank you! We had a nice breakfast of orange rolls, Nate and Drew's favorite. I frosted the cut-out cookies (turkeys, leaves, and pumpkins) I had made last night while the kids took showers/baths and put on their new Christmas outfits. Scott put the turkey in the oven and we drove over to the base golf course to take a few (ok~ about 50!) photos of the kids for our Christmas card.

Lily did not want to stand still. This is one example.

While Lily went down for her nap, the boys played video games (can it get any better?!) and Scott and I worked together in the kitchen to prepare the rest of our Thanksgiving dinner side dishes. We didn't eat lunch so we snacked on boonie pepper jelly and crackers while we worked. Our menu included: turkey, hash brown casserole, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, stuffing, and dinner rolls. For dessert we had pumpkin pie and frosted cookies.

Thank you Scott for making the delicious turkey!

Lily ate her pumpkin pie but she really loved the Cool Whip.

Lily didn't know what to make of all the food but she sure loved digging in with both her spoon and fork. After dinner we spent a little time with our next door neighbors letting the kids play on the trampoline, the swingset, and Lily's new favorite....the Little Tikes car.

We finished off the day with a game of scrabble. Nate almost dethroned the queen of scrabble but ended up coming in at a close second. We left Scott and Drew in our dust.

We reflected on our blessings of the year today and we wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with your family and friends. Happy Thanksgiving!

7 comments:

The Princess's Mommy said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your sweet family!

Love you,
Monica

Heather said...

Aren't we all just so blessed by life with our Little Ones!
Take care
Heather BT

Susan said...

I LOVE Lily's PJ's!

I still think it is funny that you had Thanksgiving yesterday. :-)

Glad you had a wonderful day. We are just getting going. The turkey is on the Big Green Egg and smoking away.

Love you all! Susan

Chad and Kristy said...

Love the P.J.'s!!! They are too cute.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Love,
The Gray's

Beverly said...

Sweet pics.

Valorie Leonard said...

Jean, I would love to help in January if you need it and I am not in Vietnam! I will be asking for help when we return of where to go first to get him settled with paperwork etc...you have BTDT and why invent the wheel twice?

Colleen said...

Lily Mei is a sweetheart! Congrats on your adoption of her. I had no idea.

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