Our 90 Degree Thanksgiving!

Yes 90.  So crazy.  Thank goodness it's like 60s and cloudy now.

So just like three years ago, since we have a little baby this year, we decided to stay home for Thanksgiving, and that ended up being us hosting it!  We had 20+ people and it was a madhouse, but Thanksgiving was fun and Bentz was in HEAVEN.  It is nice to be in our new house too, because it's better for hosting.

Below:   "Smile with your teeth."  So he did.  lol  Awwh.  I do find it ironic that my eyes are the smallest in this picture, for that is an incorrect family-eye portrayal.

Sometimes I feel bad because Bentz gets to hang out with just me for most of his life, so having all his cousins here made for lots of "play chase," running around shooting dinosaurs, "soot t-rex soooooot him!!," waking up when it was still dark asking if he could wake up Greysen, sharing and not sharing (I heard WAY too much "no share" this week...oh kids), and overall having the week of a lifetime!!

The morning started with a Turkey Trot for a few of us, then a massive feast primarily concocted by Ben himself because he LOVES to host.

Dash and I would periodically escape to our bedroom so he could have a snack.  One thing about newborns that I had forgotten, is you really have to be available to them non-stop!  But I welcome it, he's sure sweet.

Baby cuddles are the BEST.  Heck, cuddles from any of your kids are THE BEST.  Love our boys.

This was the first time all of Ben's siblings had been together since I met Ben, I believe, so they had a lot of fun and did a present exchange and we played some games.

The kids did a present exchange too, and Bentz was stoked about his Legos.  I should do a whole entire post about that.


I like this candid moment that shows me being a mom to our boys.  Usually if I am not taking pictures, there are no pictures (unless I'm with my family who also has the picture-taking gene).

We haven't officially decked the halls, but the tree went up before the Thanksgiving festivities and it's amazing.  It looked smaller in Costco.  lol

I'm grateful for my little family!!! 

I'm also grateful that it's officially Christmas season!  We're hosting Christmas here this year too, and my whole entire family is coming, including both parents and spouses.  I am the master scheduling juggler and it's going to all work perfectly.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a great Thanksgiving! The heat killed me, too!

    I am totally bad at documenting/photographing stuff, so I don't have nearly as many pictures of stuff as I would hope. I just got a new camera that should come next week... maybe it will motivate me.