Landon spent his last day before Thanksgiving break making a turkey out of Oreos, donuts, candy corn and pretzels. Sounds like my kind of turkey!
We got to host Thanksgiving at our house this year and we loved having Lara and Tasha and their families join us for the festivities. Everyone arrived on Wednesday afternoon and we started a new tradition of "Pie Night." Everyone is always too full to fully enjoy pie after Thanksgiving dinner, so we decided to let them have their own time to shine on the night before Thanksgiving. It was a big hit and we all enjoyed lots of pie and cheesecake.
The next day we exercised and watched the Macy's Day Parade on TV. Jason did a stellar job and made most of the Thanksgiving feast all by himself!
I put myself in charge of decorations for the table. We also used my parent's china set that I inherited...
We had six adults and 10 kids (although Chloe is now technically an adult too!) The kids table was a bit crazy but they were all done within 10 minutes and then left us to get some more playing time in!
The adults plus the older girls enjoyed great food and conversation!
The kids all got along so well. They were always coming up with some imaginative play, creating master artworks...
And even baking up some yummy treats!!
On Friday we all went to see the new Disney movie "Moana" and then celebrated Christmas with the cousins giving gifts to each other since we won't be all together on Christmas day.
And just before everyone left on Saturday, we managed to squeeze in some cousin pictures in order of age on the staircase. My mom would have been so pleased!!
Chloe (18), Paige (13), Abby (10), Tyler (10), Coldon (8), Landon (8),
Reygan (5), Nolan (5), Willow (3), Maylie (2)
Sure do love this great family of mine!!
Saying goodbye wasn't too hard this time since we know we will see everyone again in 6 weeks for our Disney Cruise to the Bahamas! Now that will be an exciting way to bring in 2017!!!