Saturday, November 24, 2007

Thanksgiving Re-cap

My mother cooked Thanksgiving dinner as usual. So about 2pm, we all met at my brother's house to eat. My mom lives with him. Well, she's an over the road semi truck driver so she's rarely home anyway. But when she is, she has a room at my brother's house. So that's where the whole gang gathered. Except for my brother's girlfriend who had to work. Bummer for her.

I didn't take many pics but at least managed to get one of each kid. My brother is a master gamer. So our nephews think he's the coolest uncle ever since he seems to always have the latest thing. Tanner was entranced playing Gu-itar He-ro.
Braeden had just woken up from his nap and was snuggling with Big Travis. Since his mom had to work, he stuck close to Travis most of the night. It wasn't until late evening that he started to warm up to the rest of us. But he liked playing with the kids for the most part. Although they all seem to have trouble with the whole sharing toys concept.
Tatum enjoying her red pop as you can see by the red mustache. She spent the night with her grandma the night before to help make pies and cookies. My mom said this is a new tradition she wanted to start with her grandaughters and that Mia will come too when she's old enough. Tatum may be off to college by then. LOL! Tatum slept in bed with grandma. When I got there I asked if she enjoyed spending the night all by herself (cuz individual time is always a rare treat). She said she did and excitedly reported "I didn't even kick Grandma." Apparently, she's a sleep thrasher but it just sounded really funny when she said it.
Teagan playing with toys before dinner was ready.
After stuffing ourselves with way too much food, we retired upstairs to mom's bedroom to check out her new Wii* games. I'd never played before but heard that it's pretty sweet. Lil' Travis showed me how to golf but I didn't like it. I was much better at bowling. Before long, the whole family ended up stuffed into the bedroom watching and playing. That was fun.
It was a very nice, relaxing day. The food was great. I even brought home some leftovers. Yesterday, I slept late and then spent the whole day in my jammies watching TV, taking naps and playing on the computer. There was no way I was going out shopping in all the craziness. It was heavenly. I'm enjoying these lazy days pre-baby while I can. Today I'm dragging all the Christmas stuff up from the basement and starting the decorating. This is one of those few days I wish I had a husband..... to make him do the heavy lifting. LOL! Right now, I'm not really feeling it. But maybe I'll turn on some Christmas music to get me in the mood. Hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving, too.

15 comments:

Janet said...

I love that Tatum didn't kick Grandma....that's funny. Once my niece had a sleep over with me and she kicked me ALL NIGHT! I don't think I slept more than 20 minutes at a time!

Great pics. Your THanksgiving sounds FANTASTIC!!!!

Grandma said...

And just for the record, Tatum DID kick me and thrash all night, I was just trying to be a good sport about it and didn't contradict her. I had a ball cooking all that food, but next year I'm doing 2 different dinners. One for the regular eaters and chicken nuggets and fries for the pickies. Braeden woke up yesterday morning, came downstairs, looked at me and said "Where's friends?" How cute is that?

amy said...

what wonderful pictures..I love reading about your family events

sea star said...

I heard that guitar hero is the new thing this weekend. I love bowling with the Wii!

Glad you had a fun filled family Thanksgiving.

Elise said...

Guitar hero was the activity of choice at our Thanksgiving gathering as well:) Glad you had a great holiday!

Sam said...

Sounds like a great day!!! You missed all the fun shopping!!! We shopped for 8 hours, but I didn't spend a dime. My sister wasn't so lucky!!! You should join us some time!

Shannon said...

Love the recap! I was thinking I could really use a husband when I was raking the leaves today. We should really just hire some handymen, eh? =)

Doris & Dan said...

Sounds like a wonderful family time!

Keep smilin!

Headmeister said...

Ok, so I think I need to get out of the house more often because I have the Wii and I have Guitar Hero for it, too...lol. I'd like to comment more but I just can't seem to get past the sentence, "...she's an over the road semi truck driver".

Noemi said...

Sounds like you had an awesome time! We are trying to get the Wii for the boys for Christmas and no luck. I hear ya on the black friday shopping I just cringe at the thought LOL!

redmaryjanes said...

The kids look great! Everyone loves guitar hero. I bust up whenever I see someone playing it. : ) It sounds like your Thanksgiving was wonderful.

kris said...

I don't know what the latest anything is anymore. I feel like my head has been in the sand for so many days, and I am soooo wanting life to return to normal. I was glad to see your update and hear about your holiday though. :O)

Debz said...

LOL AHHHH! I see we Canadians aren't the only ones using the word "Eh" atta go there Shannon! Te he!
Sounds like you had some awsome well deserved down time over Thanksgiving.
How did the decorating go? You popped into my mind yesterday when I was at Loblaws and seen a penguin soap dispenser. It was really cute!

Wendy said...

Glad you had a great Thanksgiving! Don't you just love those days you can stay in your pajamas all day and watch TV? Gotta love em!

By the way, we got our Christmas tree yesterday. John finally settled down after getting the ticket and decided we should not let it ruin our bah-humbugness... LOL

A Special Family said...

So glad you had a nice Thanksgiving! I thought of you today as I saw some cute penguins!

Your mum has a very cool job for a Grandma!