This is a throwback to that time I forgot to post our Thanksgiving update. Our thanksgiving was wonderful although we were missing two very important men at our table. Uncle Jason who is currently stationed in Iraq and Uncle Bunny who moved and started his career in Nebraska. Cameron was indeed in “feast mode”, as is the norm for him. He loves to eat and will try anything once. Kayla stuck to turkey, a tiny bit of macaroni, maybe tasted some marshmallows on top of the sweet potatoes and smelled a roll. World’s pickiest eater.
It was also our first Thanksgiving without my grandmother, or as the kids called her, “doo-doo”. Her presence was very much missed but her macaroni and cheese and cheese potatoes live on in our hearts and tummies forever. I know she was there in spirit, with her glass of wine, sampling all the food before the guests arrived and telling inappropriate jokes. We miss you grandma and will never forget your overwhelmingly loving heart, sense of humor and stubborn will 😉 Salut!
This Thanksgiving is extra special around here because although it is Kayla’s second Thanksgiving, it is the first one with her Nona. Her Nona did not get to see her cute turkey outfit last year, or sit at the table with her or anyone else for that matter. Instead, she was in the ICU being stronger than any of us could have imagined. This year we are SO very thankful to have Nona back at the dinner table (and for her amazing cooking). This year also brings a blending of families, new traditions and celebration of life. So much to be thankful for!
I think you can tell by the smiles that Kayla adores this turkey dress, from the second I opened the package in the mail she was in love. Every time she puts it on I have to bribe her or find some clever way to get her out of it (to keep it nice for the actual holiday). I like that she can continue to wear this dress throughout the winter with the addition of some tights and Uggs as well. She will enjoy it for many months to come.