Our Holiday

Ok, slap my hand, I have been a bad blogger. It’s been a while, so thanks for not forgetting about me! Progress on the bathroom has been slow, my photography challenge has experienced a bit of a hiccup, and my father came to visit so I spent all my time in the real world instead of the blogosphere.

His visit started with a trip to Toys’R’Us, where he spoiled the little lady rotten. Kennedy is obsessed with Sesame Street, and her new favorite is the Let’s Rock! Elmo. You should see her boogie down when Elmo does his thing!

We also got her a bubble machine. Magical.

Then we went to the Audubon Zoo, in New Orleans. Audubon is a fabulous zoo. It is almost totally outside, and you get great views of all the animals.


We saw lions…

And elephants…

And giraffes…

And, of course, monkeys…


Kennedy learned the word ‘animal’ (which sounds a lot like Elmo)


We fed the ducks… (That is my Dad)

We compared our hands to the black bear’s (the black bear won size wise)

And for the finale, we watched the sea lion show. Kennedy was more impressed with Grandpa than the Sea Lions

The other highlight was Thanksgiving dinner. I wanted to do so much more, create new traditions( like maybe a thankful tree), put together a fancy table setting, decorate the house with harvesty goodness. But with all the typical craziness and lack of planning that rules my life, none of that happened. Our dinner consisted simply of good family, good friends, good food and a bit of good football. Turns out that was all we needed for a perfectly lovely day.  We mixed it up by celebrating on Friday. Our only decor was this giant turkey balloon that floated haphazardly around the house. Kennedy points at it and say ‘Gobble!’ It is pretty adorable.

Then there was the real turkey. It was tasti-tasti-tasty!

The turkey was accompanied by creamed spinach, creamed sweet potato with apple topping, green bean casserole, bacon mashed potatoes, 5 meat dirty rice and popovers. All delish.

Kennedy was strangely quiet during dinner. Her mouth full of food.

And then there was pie… what’s a little Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie. Everyone seemed to enjoy it, but something wasn’t quite right, I realized later that I forgot to add sugar when I made it. Woops.

That was our week. Hope your dinner was a wonderful as mine. Next year I’ll get to the decorating and tradition making. Any suggestions? What do you do to make your thanksgiving a little extra special?

This week is going to be just as busy as last week. Hopefully it won’t be another week before my next post!



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