Happy Thanksgiving 2012

It’s Thanksgiving here in the USA. We had a LOVELY holiday.
Last night, Kai helped us write up the ingredients we needed to make the brine for our turkey (we found a turkey breast with no additives that we could eat – so happy about that!). He doesn’t usually like to write but I’ve found that if you ask him to “help you” and it’s useful, he will, no problems.

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Then, we went shopping for the things we needed.

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Brined the turkey overnight.

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We had a “volcano pancake” for breakfast.

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And watched the Macy’s parade.

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He played with his cars.

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We all stopped to watch the Chica/Sprout float.

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Then, he helped cut up bananas for our fruit salad.

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And had dinner.

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Kai ate all of the dinner dishes, tried three bites of pie, and ate most of his crust. He said he wasn’t “a big fan of pumpkin pie”, which is way better than “I don’t like it” before even trying it. And, for our own personal Thanksgiving “miracle”, he liked every single dish served during dinner – except the pie dessert, of course. I’m pretty amazed. We had turkey, fruit salad, homemade cranberry-orange-pineapple sauce, potatoes baked with the turkey, sparkling apple cider, and sweet potatoes w/marshmallows.

He and I both ended up with naps (no nap for Joe!).

I’m so thankful we all got to spend today together as a family. Joe and Kai have brought so much happiness to my lives. They, along with our three kitties (I’m thankful for them, too!), have made our home a wonderful place to be. Kai always says we’re a “happy family”. I’m so thankful to be part of a happy family. I’m also thankful for all of my loved ones, my friends, and the online and in-person communities I’ve become a part of.

I’ve got a pretty amazing life. Thank you all for being a part of it.

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