Monday, November 26, 2012

Thank You, Thanksgiving!

Despite hosting Thanksgiving at our house this year, it was a pretty stress-free holiday thanks to the absence of a 5+ hour drive.  Woohoo!  Everyone came over, crammed themselves into our narrow kitchen and while Mom cooked the turkey at her house down the street, my sisters and brothers-in-law made side dishes, cooked pies, and did it all with grace and ease even when the over door decided that that night was a good time to become unhinged after cooking pies at 400 degrees for about an hour.  No matter, our table was abundant with delicious dishes, a flavorful turkey, and the waiting plates a ravenous crew.  We ate well, fell asleep on the couch, and had sah-weet leftovers for the following two days.  My side of the family then celebrated Christmas the following day, trading our dressy Thanksgiving dinner clothes for pjs, 'Rado's jammies adorned with santas and reindeer.

Because we already celebrated our family Christmas, I keep forgetting that the "real" Christmas has yet to happen.  The great thing about it, though, is that all of the Black Friday/Cyber Monday/shop till you drop mumbo jumbo has no affect on me.  I don't feel the need to buy Connor (or anyone) the hottest, coolest, newest thing.  The harried masses can worry about that amongst themselves.  I'm just going to stay home, maybe do some internet browsing, and always have the rockstar parking spot in my garage.

All of the family and kiddo time we reveled in this weekend helped push Connor a little further down the road to big-boyhood.  The evidence:

This is a kid who, last night, ate an entire cup of applesauce with a spoon.  No fake!  We didn't even have to prompt him to do it, except near the very end where he wanted to go all caveman on it and dip his hands into the cup.  Tonight's cup of yogurt wasn't as successful, but the spoon was still very much a factor during dinner time.  Just when you think babies are cute, you see them using utensils and your brain about explodes.  At least that's how I react to it.

Hopefully I will have Thanksgiving pictures to share with you in a few days.  How was your holiday?  Still digesting?

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