Our family enjoyed hosting Ski, Ted's sister, and her husband Clint and daughters Meghan and Tabitha for a few days at Thanksgiving. Charis and Meghan immediately hit it off and were together pretty much constantly, even trying to dress alike when possible! The T family arrived Wednesday for a late dinner, and we had a lazy morning on Thursday with homemade applesauce that had been cooking in the crockpot overnight for a quick and easy breakfast. Since I had done most of my cooking and baking beforehand, the day was fairly laid back. We played games and chatted most of the morning and early afternoon, sending the kids out during a bit of clear weather, which didn't last long--would you believe we had RAIN for two days here in Las Vegas!!
The F family arrived close to 3:00, and we set out all the food...wish I had thought to get a picture of THAT! Our menu included ham with pineapple sauce, cheesy hashbrown casserole, turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, homemade cranberry sauce (yummy, Heather!!), green bean supreme, sweet potato casserole, butternut squash puree, pistachio salad, a relish tray, pecan pie, cinnamon-apple upside-down coffee cake, and Oreo "truffles," which were more like "Oreo bombs." Whew! I guess the only thing we didn't cover was dressing, but it wasn't missed at all, LOL.
We had the kids make "Pilgrim hats," an idea I got from Megan, who had made some in advance. They enjoyed the activity, but the hats were not on display long, let me tell you! It was a cute idea and much less involved than the idea Heather and I originally had, which was making candy turkeys. THOSE involved Oreos, Reeses PB cups (large AND small), Whoppers, candy corn, and frosting...yeah, Pilgrim hats were a MUCH better plan!! After the kids were satiated with sugar, we let them watch a movie while we grown-ups attempted to get a game together. We ended up playing a round of Taboo, and then we all (or at least most of us) ended up in the family room watching Wall-E. Since Ted, Arden, and Clint had not seen the movie before, it was a fun way to end the day--all cuddled up in front of a heart-warming movie.
For more Thanksgiving pictures, you can click here. I will have to wait until tomorrow to post more about our day-after-Thanksgiving activities. Just a clue, though...they did not involve shopping, LOL!