Preparing for Thanksgiving was a hair-raising experience. Mary and I decided to yarn-braid her har, and hopefully it will stay until after Christmas. I am not the fastest braider and this took me a few days to accomplish. Adela and Riane baked all the Thanksgiving pies (5!) so that I could braid on.
Mary in progress.
I did finally finish!
She liked it!
On the actual day, we had lots of help in the kitchen.
Even our niece Joanne was in the kitchen helping with our Angel Eggs. We refuse to call them by that other name.
This is how we do a big dinner at our house. We are in the basement for space reasons and that is where we do school -- so there is usually a world map and other things on the wall. We also re-purpose all of our fun tables. This time the air hockey table became our buffet and we always eat at the ping pong table. That's just life -- use what you have.
We had watched "Fiddler on the Roof" that week and so kids spontaneously broke into the famous bottle on the head dance.
Joanne had spent the night with us, so here we got some lovin' from our nephew.
Who do you think JP needed to call?
Joanne worked so hard on building her castle that she broke into a sweat.
The camera was just set on the table and I saw it the hands of many children. Kind of nice to have digital -- they take as many as they want. It was kind of interesting to see what they decided was picture worthy.
Their aunt and uncle.
Even the flowers.