Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A Michigan Thanksgiving

Sam's parents planned to be at his brother's house in Michigan for Thanksgiving so we decided to join them. In order to make the 10 hour drive worth it, Sam played hooky for a few days. We left the Friday before Thanksgiving. The girls did awesome in the car. I think they whine more in the car on the way to Target than they did on the long drive. They both took a good nap and then went to sleep at bedtime. We arrived around midnight and hit the hay.

The girls had lots of fun playing with their cousins. Abby loved having constant playmates and Clara enjoyed the constant attention.

Abby and Anders got along really well. They were constantly going on imaginary trips and picnics. I believe they were camping by the fire in this picture.

It was wonderful for the girls to spend time with grammy and grandpa. They haven't seen them for 8 months.

While we were cooking Thanksgiving dinner, Clara suddenly got uncharacteristically fussy. We looked over and saw that she had pushed herself under the entertainment center. Those wood floors made for much easier scooting.

The Thanksgiving meal was amazing. I keep dreaming about the delicious Brussels sprouts. MMMmm.

Clara tried turkey for the first time along with several over things (including whipped cream--thanks Uncle Mike.)

We made a bunch of pies. The ones I made weren't my best works. Oh well.

Abby loved the cats. She would follow them around whenever one came into sight.

Clara is such a cheese. Everyone was smitten by her sweet personality.

Before we left we took Abby to the park to play.

It was such a fun, relaxing week. We didn't even mind sleeping in twin beds. We were all really sad to go home.


  1. Looks like you guys had a blast! And so glad that your girls were good in the car...that is definitely the most stressful part of roadtrips!

  2. What a fun Thanksgiving. I'm glad you were able to spend it with your family- that's the best!

  3. http://smittenkitchen.com/2011/11/dijon-braised-brussels-sprouts/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+smittenkitchen+%28smitten+kitchen%29

    As soon as I saw the title of that blog post I thought of you and how you said you had dreamed about the brussel sprouts.

    Also, your kids are just adorable!


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