Thanksgiving morning was so warm that we could play outside with no coats! Well, it was probably about 55 when we went outside, and my girls started out with light weight coats on, but it wasn't long before the coats came off. Grandpa brought the train outside, and he spent a long time pulling the girls up and down the sidewalk.
Then we colored with chalk for a while. Grandma taught Amelia how to draw a turkey, which she drew on the Beslers' driveway to wish them a happy Thanksgiving.
Megan had fun erasing her drawings with her hands. Can you tell where the chalk ended up?
As Grace was cutting up the fruit, Amelia and Megan sat on the counter watching her like hungry little baby birds. Grace gave them a few pieces of strawberry as a treat.
When Natalie and Noah arrived, all the kids took turns riding on and pulling the train. Grandpa had modified the pull rope so that it would be more ergonomic for him; it ended up working out perfectly for two kids to pull the train at the same time.
We asked Mrs. Besler to snap a quick photo before we sat down to eat. Grandma promised the kids they could have a piece of a candy cane if they smiled for the photo, and it worked!
We enjoyed a delicious traditional Thanksgiving dinner with turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce from a can and cranberry orange sauce, twisty shaped rolls, brussels sprouts, and stuffing. Amelia and Megan said their favorite food were the rolls, but Noah said his was the green beans! The kids were all so well-behaved at the dinner table - well, except for someone who stuck her finger in the mashed potato bowl. :) We all shared what we were thankful for, which included typical things like family, being together, good food, and safe travels and then a few unusual things like Dinah the cat, Baby Bear and turkey (which Megan refused to eat). Megan did have some cranberry sauce, since I'd told her how she ate all my cranberry sauce last year and I didn't get any. She thought that was funny!