On one hand, it is hard to believe almost a week has gone by since Thanksgiving already but on the other, we have been knee deep in Christmas mode the last few days (Christmas music, lights, and evergreen garland everywhere you go in our house right now!) so it definitely looks more like Santa will be visiting soon than a turkey. ;) I can't forget the memories we made together on this special holiday though.
I made brunch on Thanksgiving morning and my mother-in-law joined us! We had chocolate chip pumpkin waffles (my first time making them and they turned out AMAZING, definitely a new holiday favorite) with scrambled eggs and fruit.
For some reason, Liam was being super shy at first around his Grandma but one bite of that syrup and peanut butter covered chocolate chip waffle and you would have thought he was Buddy the Elf. "Buddy, do you like sugar?" "Is there sugar in syrup?? Then YESSSS!" He was quite the sticky mess. haha
He started showing off for everyone about 2 1/2 minutes after the sugar rush kicked in to overdrive and he was dumping out baskets of toys and climbing in them ...
Turkey hat and ALL! ;)
Cutest pilgrim and turkey!
Grandma brought Liam some belated birthday gifts and one of them was this talking dinosaur from Doc McStuffins, which he loves! We are so thankful for all of Liam's sweet Grandma's and Grandpa's in his life who make him feel loved and special!
After brunch Liam went down for his nap and Nic and I jumped into a couple of projects for a bit. He hung Christmas lights on our house for as far as the clips would take him. We ended up with only half our house in lights because we ran out but that sweet man worked in the snow and dark on Monday night to finish them. I puttied holes on Liam's big boy bed (which is sooo close to being done and turned out adorable!).
When Liam woke up we drove to my father-in-law's house to celebrate with his side of the family! I wish we would have all gotten a picture together while we were there. I felt so incredibly grateful all evening for how much work they put in to making an amazing Thanksgiving dinner for us! Despite my efforts, they wouldn't let me lift a finger.
The turkey my father-in-law made...
It tasted even better than it looks!
As we suspected, Liam wouldn't eat very much of the meal (he's a picky eater) but he did try his very first olives off of his chubby little fingers and a helping of sweet potatoes (must have been all of those marshmallows that drew him in)! I tried just about everything and even had seconds! haha It was so yummy!
Liam entertained us for most of the night of course! He also colored that adorable turkey picture. It says, "I am thankful for pumpkin spice marshmallows (he is obsessed) and egg nog!"
Trying his very first drink of egg nog with daddy ...
He loved it!
The very next morning we got up bright and early and drove to Boise to see my family for the rest of the weekend. Lots more pictures and stories to come from that adventure. :)
Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with those you love. I know we did! We are so thankful for our families and all that they do for us. I am also thankful for my two boys and the joy they bring to my life every day. I can't imagine my life without them.