Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving Eve {2012}

We hosted Thanksgiving again this year which we LOVE doing!
Everyone arrived on Wednesday and it was a very relaxed day - a little prep in the kitchen, a few errands - and then off to dinner!
We ate out which probably helped make it a relaxed day!
Grace and Charlotte were so excited to have their grandparents, aunt and uncle in town!

All these years I have battled Grace over bedtimes and nap times. The kid just never wants to sleep!

That is, until we go out to dinner!
Can you tell we don't get out much? ha!

Nothing like an hour car ride to lull the little ones into a dead sleep! Too bad the grocery store and all other errands can't be done by hitting a drive thru. My life would be waaayyy different!

She eventually woke up...

Ahh yes! There is the Grace we know and love!

Luckily, I had planned for the girls to be a bit restless at dinner.
The iPad of course!
(Don't leave home without it!)

But I also found patterns for some quiet activities for the girls to do at the table. 

A few pieces of cut felt and the girls occupied themselves by feathering turkeys and adding foliage to naked trees. 

It was a fun, fantastic and most importantly relaxing dinner with my family.
The wine flowed, the steaks were cooked to perfection and the dessert was so good we ordered a second! Nothing like eating light the day before the biggest meal of the year!

Onto the cooking!

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