With so much to be thankful for this year, I was really looking forward to Thanksgiving! I love the holidays, and kids are at a great age to really be excited and get into the spirit of the day!
Thanksgiving morning, we headed downtown to watch the 63rd running of the Troy Turkey Trot! I wasn’t running this year, but we went to cheer on Poppy and Aunt Ashley, who were both participating. It’s fun to watch because people get all dressed up in crazy costumes for the race, and we even got to sit next to a saxophone-playing Santa! Here’s a little phone pic of the kids waiting for the racers to come by.
Then it was time to head home and prepare! We always contribute pies and mashed sweet potatoes to the meal. The kids watched the parade while Dev and I made apple pie, pumpkin pie and the potatoes. Every year we talk about going down to watch the parade…someday we will get there!!
Liam’s all ready for his first Thanksgiving!
Is that the cutest little turkey bum ever?
Attempting a nice shot of the goobers…but you guessed it…the EYES ARE CLOSED!!
Then we headed over to Nanny and Poppy’s house for the festivities. We had an amazing meal, and we actually got to witness a Thanksgiving miracle…Seamus ate turkey!!!
Time for the official Turkey Day nap
The kids with Aunt Ashie
The kids with Aunt Chachi
Thanksgiving is a little extra-special to us, because that is the day that Devon and I announced to our families that we were expecting our first baby. On Seamus’ first Thanksgiving, after all we had gone through with his misdiagnosis, this bib he wore perfectly expressed how we were feeling! I found it packed away in the baby clothes, and Liam got to wear it this year.
I truly don’t have words to say how blessed I feel with this wonderful family…
And Liam also made it clear what he is thankful for this year!
We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. ~Thornton Wilder
Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!