The kids kept busy drinking Capri-Suns, playing hide and seek, volleying balloons around the rooms, and watching the Annual Macy's Day parade.
Note the plate in the foreground? Yes, well, that would be mine...Did I ever mention that I a card carrying member of "The Clean Plate Club"? Yes, one of my proudest accomplishments in life. (Major bragging rights on that one. To this day!)
And here's what it was doing outside...
Other things I want to remember about Thanksgiving Day:
Joshie calling me repeatedly "Aunt Mike" and Mick "Uncle Susan" all. day.long. Here's to three-year-old humor!
The triplets running around climbing into the laps of the bigger cousins to catch up on some much missed together time.
The sangria. Oh, the sangria.
My new recipe for sweet potato casserole-deleesh.
Mick telling me my candy apple pies were the best batch--ever.
The sudden snowfall with snowflakes falling down in the largest blobs of snow I've ever seen. (And this soul has seen a lot of snow in her lifetime!)
Bill saying the blessing.
The bass blasting on the enormous wide screen TV and Mick using a flashlight to try to balance the sound. Joshie then proceeding to take over control of the said flashlight.
Maddie and Livvie's Thankful box and all the reading of each blessing. Then guessing to place the person with the sentiment.
The guys tryptophan crashing in the TV room while the ladies cleaned up.
The guys pitching in once they awoke from their slumbers to help out.
Ethan playing his festival piece at the baby grand piano several times over-without any adult (parent) requesting him to do so.
Lots of giggles, chuckles and squeals of delight as family members of all ages enjoyed the celebration of freedom, family, togetherness and gratitude.