This Thanksgiving definitely goes down as a tie (with our 2013 Thanksgiving) as my favorite one yet. You may remember our 2013 Thanksgiving where we gathered both sides of our very healthy families around our homemade table in our home. That same holiday we hosted a little gender reveal to find out Baby M was a girl! So yes, very, very hard to beat all that but like I said this Thanksgiving definitely was one of our very bests!
This year Matt's parents hosted Thanksgiving in their cabin in the mountains which was a fun, new tradition. I was a little worried (wait, no. Matt was a little worried) that it would still be too uncomfortable for me to travel one month post opp, but thankfully we didn't let that keep us home. Right before we jumped on the road I had an expander fill that was a little more painful than I had anticipated so I arrived to Thanksgiving unexpectedly hopped up on Oxycodone. Thankfully there were three extra sets of hands to help Matt and I out with the minis.
On Thanksgiving morning the kiddos were up bright and early, early, early! We spent most of the day lounging in front of the fireplace, grazing on appetizers, playing outside, watching the parade and getting ready for dinner!
How sibling photos usually go: Do you want to hold your baby brother? Okay, give him a big hug! No, don't choke him. Wait, you're choking him. Nope, still choking him. Cheeeeeeeeese! Take 47, got it!
Time to go outside and get some wiggles out!
I should also mention that the cabin has such a stunning view too (which makes waking up at 5 am not so bad)!
This really old swing has been passed down from generation to generation and now resides at the cabin. We have so many pictures of Caroline sitting on this swing when it was at the great grandparents house and now we will start collecting swing memories here too.
Naps and parade watching!
Another really fun tradition she started was covering the table with a large drop cloth. Every year each person adds a little something in permanent marker. It can be artwork, a recipe, a note, whatever!
Matt decided to go all out and draw the entire family. Good work, Matt.
Other dinner preparations included getting Donald Duck seated at the table -- Caroline's request.
And bibbed.potato casserole as my contribution.
Shout out to Matt for building one heck of a seat cushion tri-pod to document our 2015 family Thanksgiving!