December 5, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

We spent this Thanksgiving at my Dad's house in Spokane. It was a lot of food and fun! And snow. A lot of snow.

Maggie helped me make the pumpkin pies.
And here are the beauties! They were delicious!!!
Our feast. Delicious!
By far the bestest turkey I've ever eaten. My Dad brined it first, and then roasted it upside down. The white meat was amazingly tender from the first bite. Reheated in the micro it was STILL moist and perfect.
This is the gravy boat, a puking turkey. It was hysterical!
Tyler spent much of his weekend with us covered in Tilly and Maggie.
Thanksgiving day. Maggie would play outside until she was pink all over. Living in Nashville there just isn't a real reason to buy waterproof gloves or snowpants or any of that. We had to live with multiple layers.
Black Friday we did head out to the mall after breakfast. We found a great distraction for Maggie - a $5 moose at Build-A-bear. She named her moose Lily.
Less than 24 hours later, she left Lily unattended on a couch. Tilly took that as a sign that the moose was her chew toy. Sylvia found Tilly still with the moose but not until after Tilly chewed off the ears, tuft of hair by the bow, made a big rip in her cheek and chewed up the tail real good. It was so hard not to laugh when we were describing what happened. Maggie did really well, though. Sad faces, but no crying, and she was concerned about Tilly's tummy after eating the ears.

We are VERY THANKFUL that Build-A-Bear has a "hospital" that you can send them to. So we took her back to the mall and in 6-8 weeks we'll get a rehabilitated Lily!

I think just about every night she had hot chocolate before bed. Until she peed in her sleep in the bed next to me. She loved sharing her marshmallows with Poppy.
There's a hill on the edge of town that is PERFECT for sledding. I haven't been in years, so we made it out there to go down the bunny hill portion. In consideration of baby James, I didn't go to the big hill.
My turn! It was so fun!
Making their way up the bunny hill.
Mimie started to slide away half-way through getting on the sled. It was pretty funny!
Sledding is hard work. We were all tuckered out after that adventure.
All the thinner tree branches were covered in frozen fog instead of snow. I've never seen it in person, but it was beautiful!
Poppy doesn't mess around when it comes to clearing snow. The attachment for his tractor was pretty awesome.
I had Maggie pose in one of the paths made by the snow blower. It was about a foot high, and that was before we had a second round of snow the next day.
Maggie sat with Mimie the whole time we were there, whether it was watching a movie or when it was time to eat. It was very sweet.
A little person Maggie drew for Poppy.
Posing with her first-ever playdough person. She said it was baby James. I will be concerned if he is born with blue hair.
Posing on top of the fridge. Poppy put her up to it.
In the airport on the way home she played with this little boy for 45 minutes before we boarded. She was very glad to have another kid to play with, and not just her momma.

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