Friday, November 28, 2008

Our Thanksgiving in Good News, Bad News Style

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?"


Mimi's Toes said...

Oh, it's cute to see cousins bonding! I remember having an older boy cousin and actually had a crush on him. He didn't know it at the time though.

Jocelyn said...

Great good news the whole time! You can't always keep four kids those ages together for long without the trouble. So that's really good news! And the cousin hug was so adorable! I don't know about the kissing when they're 18 though. LOL.

Have a great weekend, Kristi! :D

Tammy said...

I love the picture of them hugging! That is so sweet!!!

Stacy said...

That is a cute picture!
I have yet to meet anyone (child or adult) who didn't like kugel. Its hard to describe, since it doesn't taste like most of what is in it. Really, its best to just try it. :)

KC said...

over all sounds like a nice time.. Sorry about the pumpkin pie and the mean granny.. goodness.. I think I would have found myself yelling back at her for yelling at my kid.
Glad you had a good Thanksgiving