Friday, December 3, 2010

A lot to be Grateful for...

** This post was written on Thanksgiving...somehow it didn't get posted until today. Oops!

Favorite holiday of the year...THANKSGIVING! Jim and I have so much to be thankful for this year. Starting with our beautiful boy Cole. We had a wonderfully relaxing morning- Cole let us sleep in a bit, woke up and got downstairs just in time for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade to begin. Cole loved seeing the huge Snoopy, but fell asleep shortly after. He rooted on Scarlet the Boxer in the dog show, but then had to get dressed and ready to head to Grandma Colleen's and Papa's for dinner.

We snapped a few pictures in his beautiful sweater from my cousin Michelle. She hand knit it...it's still a little big, but we rolled up the sleeves and we're wearing it. We ventured over to Colleen and Eric's for the first Thanksgiving meal of the season. It was not only Cole's first Thanksgiving, but also Brody and Liam's. Grandma Colleen was in heaven with all of her grandchildren together.

Day #2 without poop for Cole so he was not in the best of moods. He hung in there pretty well, but you could tell the little guy was looking for some relief. Colleen made a delicious meal and we had a great time celebrating together.

So that we do not have to eat two enormous meals in one day, my family always celebrates Thanksgiving on Friday...none of us have any desire to shop so it works out perfectly. We had a lazy morning, took the dogs for a walk, and then made rolls to take over to Aunt Kathy and Uncle Donn's. Since Mom and Dad are having their kitchen redone, Kathy and Donn were hosting the Schmidt family this year. What fun!

All of the Wisconsin cousins were together for the first time. Cole finally got to meet his oldest cousin Michael. Eric was in heaven with baby Cole and even got a little jealous when Michael was holding him for a bit. He looked around and found Erica though so everything was okay. Donn outdid himself and we enjoyed another delicious meal, watched a little football, and even snuck in a round of Catch Phrase before Cole tuckered out and told us it was time to head home.

It was another great Thanksgiving, although the NC brothers were greatly missed...

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