Friday, November 20, 2009

Flashback Friday

The first part of this post is not a flashback at all. It's the Thanksgiving decorations that are currently up in our house. It's my last chance to share with you. After this weekend it'll be all red and green and Santa and snowmen. I know, I know. It's ridiculous to decorate before Thanksgiving, but all the retail stores are doing it. Plus, if we don't do it this weekend there is really no other time to do it. We're busy or out of town every weekend until Christmas.
I usually remember where and when I got all my decorations. I have no memory of buying this. That's not true. It came from Joann's Fabric. I just don't remember when.
Don't you just love stuffed turkeys from the dollar store?
Here's the Flashback. Spencer's first Thanksgiving. He was 10 weeks old. I wasn't being neglectful by having him in short sleeves and no socks. I think it was 80 degrees that day.
My cousin Caitlin
This is the site of what will be the annual picture for years to come. The outdoor living room/kitchen at my aunt and uncle's house.
Michael picking at the turkey before dinner was served.
My aunt Jan

This is Spencer's 2nd Thanksgiving. He was 14 months. I reeeeaaallly regret now cutting all my hair off last year. This was about 2 weeks after the haircut. Yuck.
Caitlin again. I guess she cut her hair off too last year.
Spencer getting his grub on.
He ate mostly bread and cranberry sauce. No turkey.
Why is Thanksgiving so exciting? Why do I look forward to it so much? I eat everyday, most days at least 3 times. What is it about a carb loaded, 3,000 calorie meal that is so dang appealing?

Nathan's birthday is on Thanksgiving this year. I offered to make him a cake. He accepted (damn it!). I'm going to make him a Chocolate Porter layer cake. Chocolate and Guiness together in a cake. Oh. My. God.


lady of leisure said...

Hmmm...I understand that it's his birthday, but I'm not sure how I feel about chocolate cake on Thanksgiving. I am sure that will be in addition to the pumpkin and possibly apple pies?? Now you're talking 3500 calories total at least!

Maryellen said...

I love Thanksgiving too. It's a very friendly holiday and leftovers are always awesome.

The Yager Family said...

Great flashback and great thanksgiving decor! As always, I'm jealous :)