Our little family of three (plus a very large furball) made the trek north to my parents’ house for the Thanksgiving holiday. It was lovely to spend time with my parents and enjoy all the nice things that moms and dads do. Like prepare an entire holiday meal while all I did was pop a few chips in my mouth (well, I guess I did make a salsa appetizer, but really. Salsa ain’t nothing compared to turkey and all the trimmings). And clean up your dinner and allow you to take a relaxing shower and get dressed without a little toddler pounding and banging on the door. And watch the peanut while I ventured out on Black Friday (but not until the afternoon, I’m not THAT crazy!) to score a few deals and actually TRY ON CLOTHES IN A DRESSING ROOM.
And it wasn’t just mommy that got to enjoy herself. Miss S got her fun on, too. She ate grandma out of her raisin supply, consumed just a few turkey sugar cookies, played with her (not yours!) Sesame Street ball that she only sees at the gparents’ house, tickled the ivories, got tickled herself, and got to see her long-lost Frosty the snowman outdoor lawn decoration. The first words out of her mouth were, “HE CAME BACK!!!!!!”
Yes, a nice time was had by all. S soaked up all the grandpa and grandma love she could handle until we see them again in a few weeks. S also got to hang out with the “Really Cool” Uncle Matt (who taught her to say that she was “really cool”). And Cooper (the aforementioned furball) got his share of fun when he ALMOST caught some wild turkeys in the backyard.
For all the anticipation and prep work, Turkey Day was over too fast. But not before I was able to think about all the blessings in my life. I’m so thankful for my wonderful husband, who does so much for us that often goes unnoticed. I’m thankful for my little lady, despite the occasional two-year old tantrums, she’s a well-behaved little girl with such a gentle heart. We are so blessed. I’m thankful for the health of my family and for our jobs and for our cozy little house that we’ve made into a home.
Hope all of you enjoyed a great Thanksgiving with your friends and family!