Sunday, November 29, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving this year was a busy but fun day. We prepped all week, so when the day arrived we'd already cleaned, made some of the dishes ahead, etc. which was nice because it meant a relaxing day instead of running around like chickens with our heads cut off. I like a plan!

I made these little "corn husks" for the kids after I saw the idea on Pinterest.

I got the cute little chalkboard tags for 6/$1 at Target.

Then we tried another Pinterest idea--turkey cupcakes. I let the kids each make one as well. Liv's was a total Pnterest Fail, but so cute. And she was so proud.

Ben's turned out better. He was proud too but mostly just wanted to eat the candy corn.

 Then it was Thanksgiving day. Mike prepped our turkeys.

And set up our frying station in the garage because it was windy and raining.

Parker and Liv ate at the kiddie table.

A few of us ate in the dining room.

And the rest ate in the kitchen.

I printed coloring pages and bought some glasses that the kids decorated. All the kids finished but Ben was still coloring away. :-)

The rest of the kids were playing Legos.

Ben and Liv had such a fun time running around with their cousins. (Don't Ben and Carson look like brothers in their jerseys and glasses?!)

By 9 p.m. our last guests left, Mike and I cleaned up, and Ben watched the Bears game on the couch. He was asleep 10 minutes later.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!


  1. Great looking day. your so smart to prep ahead. scary frying in the garage. I think I would've baked them if garage was only option. those candy bags are fantastic. a real Pinterest success!!!

    1. Mike's pretty well versed in frying the turkeys by now. He's done it in the garage the last few years, as we've always had bad weather. He does keep a fire extinguisher nearby just in case!

  2. Looks like a perfect Thanksgiving! I love being super prepared beforehand too since it's so much nicer to have a laid back, relaxing day!