We had a wonderful Thanksgiving break! Paul's sister Abby, her husband Patrick, Paul's cousin Adrea, her husband Josh, and their two boys Henry and Ari all joined us. It was a full house, but we had a blast. It took no time at all for Benjamin and Henry to warm up.
They made little apple turkeys together...
Peter was very proud of his turkey.
We had a thankful tree.
And lots and lots of delicious food accompanied by only one small kitchen fire. Baking powder did the trick! :) Can you believe we made all this food without our Moms and Grandmas?! I was pretty impressed with all of us.
During Thanksgiving dinner we had a little snowfall, so the boys bundled up right after to go play in the snow.
Then we went to go see "Tangled." It was ok.
Nora learned how to sit up over the break!
The next day we headed over to the Science Center and had a great time.
And we had some nice down time at home playing together.
The boys had a fish stick dinner that night...
...while those of us with slightly more refined palettes enjoyed homemade sushi.
The evenings together were a lot of fun. We played a pictionary/telephone game with some pretty funny results:
"Cookie Monster decided to lay off the cookies."
"Sesame Street boycotts high fructose corn syrup, cookie monster hits the road."
"Big Bird and Elmo picketed the liquor store while cookie monster stole all their cookies."
"Santa Claus lost his job and now works at the pencil factory."
"Santa only dreamed of flying on his sleigh as he worked on conveyor belt toys with zombie elves."
"When all the elves turned into undead zombies, Santa was left to build all the toys himself and dream of the olden days when all he had to do was fly his sleigh."
And then lastly, I got a call from my littlest sister, letting me know that she's ENGAGED! Congrats, Michelle and Jesse (kind of has a Full House ring to it, doesn't it?)!
I certainly have lots to be thankful for!