One of the things I was looking forward to most about having a baby this Fall was getting to share all of his first holidays with him. First Halloween, first Thanksgiving, and coming right up, first Christmas!! Having him with us for his first Halloween and Thanksgiving have been just as magical as I thought they would.
On Thanksgiving Eve Liam sported an annual turkey bowl outfit thanks to grandma and grandpa West. My dad even submitted a picture of him in this onesie with his arms straight up in the air for an airline Thanksgiving Day contest with the caption "Touchdown for Turkey." Haven't heard if he won haha but if it were me, I'd pick his picture any day. Cutest baby there ever was! ;)
We hosted Thanksgiving at our house again this year and invited the grandmas over to join us. It was the first time both of them had seen Liam since he was born so needless to say, he rarely got set down. I don't think he minded one bit and the grandma's were in heaven!
It was nice having help with the cooking and cleaning since a big portion of the day was consumed with nursing. We did manage to squeeze in a couple of rounds of Rummikub. Such a fun new game we got when my dad and Edie were in town a couple of weeks ago. We filled our bellies full of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole... ya know, the usual. It was the perfect day!
In true over-the-top crazy first mother fashion, I HAD to put him in this turkey outfit that my mom's best friend Janel got for him. I'm pretty sure Nic was eye rolling at me and Liam was not nearly as thrilled as I was about him wearing it for very long but what kind of mother would I be if EVERYTHING wasn't festive and documented for these first holidays. ;) kidding.
Gosh, isn't he the cutest?! I can't EVEN! He also had a corn cob outfit that I tried to put him in but he completely freaked because it was the equivalent of swaddling and he was not a fan.
My brother's birthday also happened to land on Thanksgiving day this year and while we weren't in the same town to celebrate, we sent him this birthday message from his nephew to know we were thinking of him. ;)
Hope you had a wonderful Turkey Day!