Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thanksgiving '09

We started out our Thanksgiving morning with this in the oven...

...while watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

mmm...breakfast You may notice a trend developing soon...

The kids kept busy playing a little Wii,

and playing around on the laptop.

PawPaw Lee spent some time reading in his favorite spot.

Let the preparation begin.

While our other food is being prepared for later, this was the favorite "snack" on the menu. Noticing a trend yet?

Ty thought he needed in on some drinks.

The kids then occupied their time creating long strands of dominoes throughout the house.

I spent some time making the miniature flower arrangements for our tables,

and setting the tables.

Ty got his very own placecard.

Fry it up! The ONLY way to eat turkey in the South!

You like our rigged up Turkey? There was no stand, so my brother-in-law made one out of wire hangers. See, Mommy Dearest, those things do come in handy!

Oh, the sides, sides, sides...

Our two types of turkey: fried & honey baked

Let us not forget the desserts! Got the trend yet?

The kids even got to make their own mini pecan pies.

Look what this little man munched on at the dinner table. If you can't tell, it's a roll and oh my...did he enjoy it!

My awesome hubby doing the dishes for us!

And now...for the preparation for the Annual Thanksgiving Sprint. Because who doesn't feel like running a hundred yard dash after eating all that food? I know I do.

Stretch it out.

And the winner is...

Poor Liam pulled his hamstring in the race.
As you can see in the video, it sounds like we were very concerned. Just kidding Liam! We were...really. Oh and for anyone wondering, it turns out he was just fine...and even able to participate in our annual Boys vs. Girls Pictionary Game later that evening. No pictures of that event. It's just too ugly to document.


Lacey said...

What a fun Thanksgiving!! We love Fried Turkey and believe there is no other way as well. :) And running after eating?!? You guys are crazy...I was in a food coma....there would have been no way... NO WAY.