We came. We played. We ate. And we ate some more.
Since we got hit with a pretty good sized snow storm on Thanksgiving Eve, we all awoke to a beautiful blanket of snow covering everything in sight on Thanksgiving morning. Now if only we could make this happen again on Christmas, RIGHT?!
We tried bringing Lucas out to play in the snow but it wound up being a pretty big fail. The snow was too deep (I think we got about 10-12 inches), it was also too heavy/wet for him to walk through, and the child hates anything on his hands. Like, haaaaaates them. So he’d pick up the snow then look at us like, “Ohmygod maaaaa it’s cooooold! Get it off!”
Soooo, our time outside was short-lived. Ahh well, whatcha gonna do?
Luckily, our meals on Thanksgiving were anything but a fail. Mmm mmmmm.
We had my in-laws over to the house for breakfast and I ended up making the same sausage, spinach, and egg casserole that I made a few weeks ago.
I was planning on making a batch of my Cinnamon Chip Scones too (but with pumpkin spice chips!), but I ran out of time so a can of cinnamon rolls took their place. Not a bad substitute, if ya ask me.
We also cooked up some bacon and my in-laws brought a fruit salad to round out the meal.
Round 1…plus another cinnamon roll, fruit, and whatever was leftover from Lucas.
We put Lucas down for his morning nap, which was timed perfectly for the day, and once he was up we headed over to my parents’ house.
Of course, we had to snack on plenty of homemade Chex Mix before dinner was served.
Turns out Lucas likes his grandma’s Chex Mix. Especially the Cheerios. Not surprised.
Let me tell ya…it is NOT easy getting this child to sit still for photos these days. It wasn’t until the end of the day when I realized that we never got a family photo of Jay, me, and Lucas. Darn it!
At 3pm on the dot (impressive, mom!) dinner was served.
I filled my plate with all of the usual suspects: turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, stuffing, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, rolls with homemade honey butter, and mom’s applesauce.
Lucas wasn’t a huge fan of it all, but he did enjoy some turkey, sweet potatoes and applesauce. Oh, the amount of applesauce he ate…
Not long after dinner, the food comas set in.
You’d think by now that he’d know better not to fall asleep.
But there’s always room for dessert! Homemade apple and pumpkin pies.
Yum and YUM.
It was a wonderful day, filled with family, great food, and good laughs, and I went to bed that night with a full heart and a not-too-overly-full belly, which was nice for a change! For those of you who celebrated, how was your Thanksgiving? Any big highlights to share?
Shape & Men’s Fitness Fitbit Blogger Challenge – Week 3
We’re already into week 3 of the challenge! Has anyone else been following along, taking up any of the challenges? East Coast is still representin’ on the scoreboard, woop woop! We got this week’s challenge yesterday, and here’s what we have on tap:
Alright my friends, I’ll be back tomorrow to share the rest of our weekend, but for now, happy Monday! And happy DECEMBER?! WOAH.
P.S. – Be sure to check out yesterday’s post in case you missed it!