Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Getting Thanksgiving Ready

It has been a whirlwind here this week. Wednesday I had my gallbladder removed and came home from the hospital Thursday. Friday my mom had her elbow replaced and came home from the hospital the next day. Her arm will be in a cast for two weeks. Typically we host the family Thanksgiving but with all the craziness we are just doing a small Thanksgiving with our immediate family. Even with less people and less food it still takes a lot of prep. Since Jack and Bennett are out of school they have been my sidekicks. We've been getting ready for Thanksgiving and also doing some fun Christmas crafts.

I've done the Thanksgiving shopping and only forgot five things so another shopping trip will have to be made. Our menu consists of turkey, dressing, hashbrown casserole, broccoli rice casserole, corn on the cob, rolls, and gravy. For dessert there will be banana pudding, pecan pie, and coconut cream pie.

I bought some cute iron-ons for Jack and Bennett and got those ironed on yesterday. They will only be worn for one day but that is okay because I always enjoy a cute Thanksgiving outfit.

We needed a project to do so after seeing other cute kid made placecards I put the kids to work. We found colorful leaves outside and got some fall colored paint. I let the boys just put paint on however they wanted and then we glued leaves onto the cards. As they dry I am writing the names on the cards. My paint pen isn't doing all that great on the paint so it is going to take a take a few tries to get the names filled in. I'll let the boys place the cards in the right spots on Thursday. 

The plan was to make hand turkeys but I decided to do reindeer instead after seeing cute ones on Pinterest. I think they turned out super cute. I painted the antlers on and the boys glued on the eyes and nose. Once they were dried I hung them both up by the Christmas tree. All of the Christmas decor is out. I'm out all week and decided it would be best to do it now instead of doing it after Thanksgiving. The cold weather that came in got me in the holiday spirit and I am loving having the twinkle of the lights as the house is quiet at night.

I hope y'all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

1 comment:

  1. I love the place cards with real leaves!! I bet they looked great on your Thanksgiving table. Hope you and your mom are both doing well now.


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