This year we opted to attempt Thanksgiving at our place, so mom and dad came out a few days before to help out. Jill, Dave, and Hayden and Talan came out thanksgiving morning and the kids had a geat time all playing together. On the menu was a fresh turkey from the famous Grist Mill seasoned with apple maple butter with stuffing. We also whipped up some twice baked potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry salad, rolls, squash, and pumpkin muffins. And it wasn't so bad if I do say so myself!
Every year at the table mom sets each place setting with a gift - an ornament for our Christmas tree. It always has some sort of meaning... this year Rainah got crayons, Don got an ambulance, and I got a camera.
We finished up the day with yummy dessert including mom's pumpkin pie and some cheesecake. We wer so glad to host and thankful that most of the family could drive out to us. We missed Jessica and Justin as they were in Florida with Justin's family.
Here's a few photos (most of which I did not take since I was slaving away- :) )
It's hard not to make that face when you're touching that!
Pouring that yummy apple maple butter
Rainah opening her ornament
Place cards... made from Rainah's hands and feet
Time to dig in
You don't want to get on her bad side!