Thanksgiving Snow

We woke up Thursday morning to find an inch of snow had fallen – and a wet inch at that.  So, between that and other weather reports, the Webmaster and I decided it’d be better to stick around home this year.  We missed all of the family we didn’t get to see, though.

So we planned on dinner at my grandparents’ house… which then got moved to my parents’ house, because no one who didn’t have 4 wheel drive or chains could get up and down the hill leading to their place.  So Great-Grandma and Great-Grandpa packed up the turkey and fixings, and catered the meal at Grandma and Gichan’s house.  I provided the cranberry sauce and Obachan (we picked her up on our way there).

Rerun’s first Thanksgiving meal included banana puffs, sweet potatoes, mixed grain cereal, and his first ever taste of meat… turkey from a baby food jar.

He later got to have a taste of Grandma’s crescent rolls – Auntie tore off an end for him.  He gnawed on it for a bit with his two teeth (an upper tooth is just about ready to break through, but isn’t out yet).

Everyone else enjoyed their dinner…

Women and children got the table while the men ate in the family room, watching football.

After dinner was finished (with some blood, sweat and tears involved with getting Tad to at least try new foods – never an easy prospect), Auntie, Ane and Tad bundled up and went outside to play in the snow.  They ended up building the first annual Thanksgiving snowman.

They even got a carrot from the veggie tray for his nose.

Grandma provided the hat.

I don’t know what these two are going to do when Auntie goes away to college.

After they came in, Tad kept going to the sliding glass door, turning on the outside light, and peering outside to check on the snowman.  He was so pleased that the snow was finally wet enough to build with, and so proud of their snowman.

While his siblings were out playing in the snow, Rerun was working off his meal by crawling and creeping around… and untying Gichan’s shoes.

But eventually, he too succumbed to the inevitable turkey coma.

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving… and this year is just proof that when life hands you lemons, you make lemonade, add plenty of sugar, and then go out and make a snowman before you have pie.

One Response to “Thanksgiving Snow”

  1. Aunt Lynda
    November 26th, 2010 10:07

    There must have been many movable feasts this year. Ron and Victoria also didn’t brave the forecast of frezing rain and will come Saturday.