Wednesday night Chloe and I made turkey cupcakes while Michael and Christian went to a UK game. I also made two different dips and a celery spread for appetizers to take the next morning for our 12:00 Thanksgiving lunch.
Thanksgiving morning started early because Michael ran his first ever 5k. Christian is involved in the Fitness Club at school and Mr. Eclker gets them involved in all the local races. I ran the last one with Christian and this time Michael said he would do it. They both did a great job and got back in time to shower and load the car.
We finally set off for our 45 minute drive to the country. Once there, I seen Christian only while he ate because the rest of the day Michae's uncle Rick drove the kids around to help feed the horses while giving them a little tour. Chloe joined for one of the rides around the farm before coming in to play with Hannah.
The dinner was great and the company was even better.
That night Michael went out for the Black Friday sale at Walmart. He left at 11:30 and did not return until 4 a.m.. He came back with a 32 inch tv to replace Christian's 22 inch ( we were giving Chloe his old one). He also bought me two pair of boots ( which was nice but I am not so sure about (too much fur)--we'll see).
He slept in until about 11:00 and then we all headed to Waffle House for our favorite breakfast. I have said this before, but I would choose Awful Waffle over Cracker Barrell or Bob Evans anytime. IF there was an IHOP closer then I might have a decision to make.
We went shopping for Christian's movie , " Eragon", which is an older movie and very difficult to find but finally found it at our local blockbuster in the previously viewed sale items. MIchael had looked in every bin in Lexington ....LOL
I bought Chloe and myself a pairs of riding boots ( they seem to be the fashionable thing right now). Hers are so adorable ( gray with little buckles up both sides). Christian chose a painter's hat ( that is what I call it) or maybe it is like a newspaper boy' s hat... well whatever it's called, it made me think he might grow out of his need to want to dress in sport's attire everday. He is such a cute, kind kid!
After we shopped a little, I stopped at Kroger and bought a few things to make dumplings for mom and dad's that evening. We were coming over for left-overs that they had cooked with Rhonda and her kids the day before but when I found out there were no Dumplings -- NO DUMPLINGS, then I had to make a pit stop.
We typically eat Thanksgiving dinner with my parents the Sunday after Thanksgiving but this year mom had to work so they went ahead and had dinner with my sister and her kids. Left overs were still deelish! I helped cook the dumplings while Michael took a little nap ( much needed). Christian was such the trooper helping make the brownies and begging to help with the dumplings. Chloe on the other hand crumbled left over cookies all over mom's nice festive table cloth.
Here are a few pictures of 2011 Thanksgiving
|Michael and Christian get pumped before their run.|
|Me and Chloe's turkey cupcakes! She ate about 4 --but only the icing!|
|She is not a morning person!!|
|My corn and bacon dip, celery with apricot and ricotta spread, and lastly buffalo chicken dip--yum.|
|Chloe and I on the golf cart (which she called a tractor). For us this as close as we ever get to a tractor!|
|Michael and I trying to rope Chloe in to eat.|
|Christian is so good with younger kids. He had so much fun playing with Sam and Caleb.|
|Christian with his beautiful cousin Kayla- they are both so photogenic.|
|MeeMaw and PeePaw with all the grandkids!|
|Off they go to sight see.|
|MeeMaw and Chloe.|
|Nanny and Gail enjoying the day.|
|PeePaw and Chloe back from feeding the horse an apple.|
|Friday morning breakfast--look at those two fine young men! I am SO lucky!|
|Chloe and me ( this is only one of the 10 straws she pulled from behind the counter)|
|Mom over-seeing Christian's dumpling making.|
|He helped me put the dumplings in the water as well-- I love him!|
|Chloe finishes off the night at Grandma's with a little Kareoke - OF COURSE.|