First time for us to host Thanksgiving and it was with the Hancocks. Luckily, my sister-in-laws were almost fighting over who got to cook the turkey. Yeah! I didn't have to do that! We just assigned people to bring the other things and we got left with a few pies, sweet potatoes, and a yummy frozen fruit salad. Not bad...besides cleaning house and setting everything up.
This year, Brinley came up with the idea (well, from The Friend) to do a Thanksgiving Tree. We just used whatever paper we had on-hand (obviously) and aren't crafty enough to make a tree trunk and came up with the Thanksgiving door. It was really fun coming up with different things. We will probably have to make it a tradition.
(My SIL, Jody, took a bunch of these pictures.)
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Sunday, December 8, 2013
The day before Thanksgiving was a free zoo day. I thought it will either be really crowded or not because of the holiday. It was a GORGEOUS day for the zoo though so I thought it would be crowded. I went with my friend, Heather, and her 4 kids. It was quite the feat for the 2 of us to be on constant watch of 8 kids...Brinley was a big help though, of course. We went after lunch hoping that some of the crowds will have gone by then. They have added new parking so that was nice that we had a place to park. That was what I was most worried about. The zoo was pretty busy but not too crazy.