Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Thanksgiving visitors

I love technology. The kids let me know when they are leaving and I can Glympse their trip here from Ottawa.

Saturday we had a quiet day with our girls. It was pouring rain, 7mm. Bedtime was fun, though. They have a new pet, Barney, the hamster they adopted.

He was at the animal shelter for 2 weeks. Every night they take him into the bath tub for play time, while they clean his cage. Twas Is' turn Saturday.

Sunday, the stuffing was made and the turkey (23.5 lbs.) was popped into the oven. Afterwards, Caitlin and I cleaned the eavestrough. Our SIL was at a family funeral until later in the day. I had trouble lifting the turkey a my glasses fogged up every time.

The backyard looks amazing. We're so lucky to be able to see these colours. If you look carefully you can see a girl in a blue jacket with her Papa.

I did my traditional pumpkin turkey! The kids fetched some forest objects to decorate the table. A lovely toadstool that someone knocked over in the forest.

The turkey was 23.5 lbs. It didn't fit into the pan with the lid. I'm sending leftovers home with the kids. That was my plan.

Grampa has been collecting dragon-like wine bottles and puts grape and cranberry juice in them.
Can you spot the real wine and the pretend wine? The kids are into dragons and fantasy stories!

The girls got dressed up, after indoor and outdoor play. Jos (8) took some of the photos. She's getting pretty good at it. Practice, practice, practice!


Karen said...

Lovely dress Jenn!

Christine said...

your turkey looks amazing! Glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Nancy J said...

The best story is when the reader can see herself right there. I did.!!! Fab times for you all, I am slightly envious!!! My glasses fog up every time I open the oven too.

William Kendall said...

It sounds like you had a good Thanksgiving.

Red said...

23.5 lbs? That's a monster these days. It looks great.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Cheers and happy times - and hellllooooo Barney!!! YAM xx

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Happy Belated Thanksgiving -=- you obviously had a wonderful time!!!

Thanks for the side bar 'we are with her in Canada' .... i wish you could vote. Just pray for us please!!!

Powell River Books said...

Looks like a great family event. I missed having turkey for Thanksgiving, but it's just too much food for the two of us. We get a second chance in November. We'll be arriving in Palm Springs that evening. Maybe we can find a restaurant to get a turkey dinner there. - Margy

Debbie said...

WoW looks like an awesome day and what a beautiful 🦃!! Nice pictures of the family!!