Tuesday, December 10, 2013


 This year, for the first time, we celebrated Thanksgiving with our friends instead of with our family.  We hosted at our place and had three families over who each have toddlers with whom Orelia is buddies.

I cooked the turkey and broke out the China, silver, and crystal; our friends basically brought everything else, including the flowers.

 Okay, well I also bought some crackers which were essentially the only part of Thanksgiving dinner (appetizers) Orelia would eat.

Harper happily ate a wedge of cheese while everyone was outside taking photos, but that's another story.

 It was a beautiful and warm day to celebrate what we are thankful for.  This year we were especially thankful for all the new friends we have in our lives to spend holidays with when our families can't be here.  Orelia and I are so lucky to spend our days with such wonderful moms and toddlers.

Despite the kids' refusal to eat any of our Thanksgiving feast, and sit in their high chairs longer than two minutes, we had a great Thanksgiving.  The kids ran around like maniacs, but they were in it together and we, as parents, were all in it together too.

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