Hi! I thought I would share our Turkey Day- I hope you enjoy! Yes, it was this little guy’s first Thanksgiving!!
This year we celebrated Thanksgiving on Friday, the day after the real Thanksgiving day. We are big believers that when it comes to getting together as a family, it’s not important to celebrate on the exact day of the holiday, we just choose a day when we can ALL be together.
Well, it’s super great when everyone can make it, but sometimes life happens and not everyone can show up. Two of our kids and their families weren’t able to stop in because of sickness and travel. We missed them, but carried on with the turkey and goodies!
I bought new chargers and napkins this year to make the table look festive. What do you think? FESTIVE?
I had the most serious turkey carver this year! He was really into his job! We put the 20 pound turkey in the oven at 9:00 am, and it was done right at Noon! We’re big believers in using a turkey bag!
This girl made it home from college a few days before Thanksgiving. She was a big help in the kitchen and with the table decor. Little Minnie enjoyed having her home, too!
Well, here it is…the main attraction- the FOOD!!
We had turkey, mashed potatoes, homemade noodles, 7 layer salad, cherry salad, cranberry fluff, rolls, and green bean casserole. For dessert we had a pumpkin roll and pecan pie with ice cream. Don’t worry about us, we won’t go hungry!!
Here’s our annual T-giving selfie taken by our daughter. Please notice how my hubby was making sure that our big dog, Honey, made it in the picture! Haha!
Two of our four grandbabies made it to the dinner. I think they enjoyed the day at Gma’s house!
Great Grandpa (my Dad) taught this little sweetie about eating whipped cream out of a can. It goes down really easy when it’s on your finger! She really thought it was funny that he squirted it on her finger!
I loved that my parents could make it this year. Last year we delivered food to them because no one was vaccinated, and we didn’t want to risk the exposure.
We sure missed the ones that couldn’t be here, but we totally understand that things happen. I guess we’ll do it all over again in a few weeks at Christmas.
Later in the evening, most of the big people watched a movie, but I had very special one on one time building mega blocks with little M. She’s a smart cookie!
Did you make a turkey for Thanksgiving or have family over? Let me know in the comments!!