We had a very nice day filled with family and food and fun.
And...I also made some persimmon pudding. Andy had grown up eating it at his grandparents. We tracked down some persimmon pulp and I made it Thanksgiving morning. I personally thought it was kind gross...but Andy loved it...so that is all that matters. And...Seth and I made these cute cookies on Wednesday while Grant napped.We headed to my parents around noon...munched on a quick light lunch...played with the cousins...talked...played cards...Andy and I did a quick running of the Kart at Dupont...sang to the player piano....chased Grant and Nia...tried to get babies to nap....fried turkeys ... (My dad has his own little side business of frying turkeys...I think he did 5 of them for some of his workmates plus one for us --YUM YUM...if you've never had friend turkey) and just spend time together.
We always celebrate Thanksgiving with some old time friends the Vollmers (you know, the ones who came from NC twice to watch Seth while Kate was in the hospital.) This is our 31st Thanksgiving together...and what was 8 has now grown to 20. We're not all around the same table anymore...but we're all together and that's what is important.
It was a great day...now if only I had taken more than 1 picture!
Side note: we did try our annual tradition of going downtown to see the lights get lit...but it was freezing and raining and gross. We waited about 10 minutes in the rain...Grant was screaming...his finger freezing (anyone have great gloves for a toddler) and we decided we'd just come back another night to see them all. It was disappointing since there were fireworks at the end... But...warm jammies, hot cocoa and a fire at home was pretty nice too!