Hello friends! Slow week on the blog. Like so many of you we are preparing for Thanksgiving and spending time with family. Plus I got a nasty cold last weekend that has forced me to actually go to bed at night instead of staying up until 2 a.m. blogging. My late night blogging habit and lack of sleep in general is probably the reason for my nasty cold. Not that it’s going to stop me from blogging. Merely a minor set back. :) But I need to get feeling better by Thursday! I can’t be sick on Thanksgiving! This time of year is the best. My mom and I are laying the bread out to dry tonight so that we can make my grandma’s stuffing. My mom always assigns me simple tasks to help with Thanksgiving dinner – break the bread, peel the potatoes, set the table, come up with a craft to keep the kids entertained… she clearly knows my limits in the kitchen. :) My family was all joking tonight that next year we are having Thanksgiving at the new house and breaking in my new kitchen. I said “NOOOOO! I would love to have you all come and we can ohh and ahh at the new appliances, but we can’t actually use them! We will call Claim Jumper and I’ll treat everyone to a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner – Erin style.” ;)
Last week my toothless pilgrim put on quite a show for our school’s annual 1st grade Thanksgiving performance. Ad was one of the few kids who had a speaking part and we practiced religiously all week to get it right. She ended the show with “We hope you all have a groovy Thanksgiving!” She was brilliant and will no doubt be making her debut in Hollywood or on Broadway. It’s really just a matter of time.
Then we watched a slide show where the kids had all drawn a picture on the computer and shared what they are thankful for this year. Addie’s was so precious. Clearly she has mad artistic skills as well because our family has never looked better. I especially love Kenny’s pink pants. Super hot.
Watching the slide show reminded me of just two years ago when I was at Ellie’s 1st grade performance. It also reminded me of what she was thankful for:
Addison and her darling teacher who we both love. She and I have become instant friends and Addison adores her. We are so grateful for both of my girls’ teachers this year. Good teachers make a world of difference.
Addison was anxious to change out of her pilgrim hat and put her headband back on. She was supposed to wear all black to the performance but really wanted to wear her silver sparkle skirt. I tried to convince her to wear black pants and to lose the big flower headband but she wasn’t having it.
I said -
“Ad – I don’t think pilgrims wore stuff like that and you are supposed to look like a pilgrim.”
“Mom – the only reason they didn’t is because they didn’t have a choice. If pilgrims had a silver sparkle skirt they would have chosen it over black pants too.”
How am I supposed to argue with that logic? So I didn’t. I replied “sliver sparkle skirt it is!” And she was one stylish little pilgrim.
I took countless pictures of her so that I wouldn’t forget our fun morning together.
And now we are ready for the big day! Our house is decked in Thanksgiving decor (along with the beginnings of my Christmas decor) which makes it official. Time to bring on the turkey! We have so much to be grateful for this year.
If you are traveling, be safe. I’ll be popping in tomorrow with a fun giveaway, but until then happy Thanksgiving week everyone!