27 November 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Maybe it's because my birthday is always around Thanksgiving and each year as we sit down to enjoy our turkey dinner, my family reminds me how my birth interrupted their Thanksgiving meal so many years ago. Maybe it's the special memories Chris and I have already created together after only eight years. Or maybe it's simply all the food, fun and family crammed into one or two days of celebrating. Whatever it is that makes Thanksgiving so great, we had a wonderful time watching Avery experience her first Turkey Day. Since Thanksgiving is all about the food, we let Avery taste her first table foods at our two Thanksgiving meals. Besides the traditional mashed potatoes and applesauce, we also gave her some of Mommaw Clark's homemade chicken and noodles, a tradition started by her mother, Fern. Avery wasn't too sure about the slippery texture of the noodles, but she ate them. We'll try them again at Christmas. Any family gathering on my side always includes a game or two. This year's game was Apples to Apples. I really like this game filled with nouns and verbs. Plus there aren't any hard and fast rules, which is a good thing for my family members who like to argue about the rules! So here comes the busy holiday season! This year is sure to be extra special now that we have a sweet little girl to share it with!