Monday, November 29, 2010

I'm Dreaming of a White Thanksgiving

I know those aren't the original words to the Bing Crosby song, but it suited us this year.  Snow before Thanksgiving?  Has anyone ever heard of such a thing in the Seattle area? 

Thanksgiving morning brought cold temperatures and more snow.  As we were spending the holiday with my in-laws, we hustled out of the house and down to the Christmas tree farm for a great big family picture in the morning.  Thanksgiving day is not the usual day for picking out a Christmas tree with my in-laws, but it was the only day we'd all be together for that annual picture tradition.  So 4 vehicles full of people ambled down to the tree farm, where we were stopped and informed that they were not open on Thanksgiving.  Well, duh.  But we were not going to let a little thing like that get in the way of a family tradition.  Or our lack of photographer.  Or lack of a tripod.

Here's this year's picture, courtesy of an obliging tree branch:
 We had plenty of time after lunch (but before the big meal) to go over to the movie theatre and treat ourselves to a movie.  We left Annie and Maddie with Grandma and Grandpa (as it was nap time), and took the girls to their very first 3D movie.  (Ok, mine and Ryan's first too.)
 Great movie, by the way.  We loved Tangled.  I also loved watching Emma and Elizabeth reach out at various parts of the movie to try to touch the images.  3D glasses are a bit of a challenge if you already wear glasses, as Elizabeth came to find out.
 Amy and Annie, waiting for dinner.
We brought our little picnic table for the kids.

Dinner time came, and we stuffed ourselves with turkey, potatoes and gravy, stuffing, green jello salad, rolls, green beans, olives and pie.  Yum.  And then we lolled about the house in a turkey-induced stupor.  Or tried to, since the tryptophan doesn't seem to effect the kids as much as the adults.  Gotta love Thanksgiving!

1 comment:

Annie said...

We went to see Tangled and is amazing.