Bad news: My brother and his family were at my parents with my sister's family and this year was our year to be with Steve's family
Good News: Only half of Steve's family were there, so it wasn't nearly as crowded of a house.
Good News: We got on the road early so there would many hours of play opportunity for the kids
Bad news: Dinner wasn't put on the table until 5:30
Worse News: FROZEN pumpkin pie didn't go into the oven until 6:30, hour before we had to leave
Worst Of All: I never got my Pumpkin Pie(Remember this post?)
A Little better (but not really) News: At least we had a little bit of yummy fudge that Aaron and I made
Good News: Steve's brother has a trampoline with enclosure for the kids to play on
Bad News: Mean Mommy wouldn't let the kid with the stapled head jump
Good news: Two six year olds and two four year olds LOVED sitting together at their own special "kids table" while the adults were eating in the dining room.
Bad news: One adult in particular had to keep leaving to keep the crazy kids table from becoming a full body contact event
Good News: Noah was the first one done, and actually ate everything on his plate, including four bites of turkey (thanks to the pool of ranch dressing Aunt Mia put on their plates)
Good News: My sister in law's mother was able to be with her for Thanksgiving
Bad News: She has become pretty sick and mean through her aging disease
Worse News: She screamed "Shut Up!" in Aaron's face scaring him half to death, bringing him to tears, and then called him a terrible baby for crying
Worst Of All: He spent the rest of the day running from the room every time she came near, getting away from the "Mean Grandma"
Good news: The kids bonded all day, including snuggles for a viewing of WALL-E
Bad News: Do we need to worry about "Kissing Cousins" in a few years?
Noah hugging Cousin Olivia through the entire movie
Yeah, a few quirks throughout the day, and I got to have some pumpkin pie at my dad's the next day, so all around not too painful. We really are lucky that the kids have cousins their age on both side s of our family so they look at any visit as an adventure.
As we were leaving Thanksgiving night, Noah's asked "Mommy, can we come here for Valentines Day?"