We started out our Thanksgiving Day early with a long drive (124 miles). It was foggy but the roads were good.
While Far Guy helped make lefsa, Adam and I played Othello and then he explained his Geometry Homework to me. Some of it came back…slowly! Adam doesn’t like the game Othello. It was a “no devices” kind of day. Adam took a nap after dinner.
The boys are all great help with preparation and clean up! They are learning good life skills. Noah helped me put together the fruit salad…Granny Smith Apples, Snickers Candy Bars and Cool Whip what is not to like!
A pear mulled cider punch
The tables were set for 15 guests out in the four season porch. There were four children under the age of five. You see those balloons at the end of the room, that was for a nerf gun turkey shoot! There was also a pie in the face game that had children screaming with delight when the adults got cool whip on their faces. Other guests were Andy’s parents, Andy’s sister and two children and Andy’s brother and wife and two children.
Not your traditional drumsticks…but I heard they were really yummy!
The menu: A relish tray with pickles, green and black olives, cranberry sauce, smoked turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, corn, green bean casserole, homemade buns, perogies, spaetzle, apple salad and pumpkin bread.
There was also pie, pumpkin and what looked to be apple. We had a long drive back home and were too full for pie!
We are listening to an audio book “A Man called Ove.” Far Guy has already finished it, and I am trying to catch up so we can discuss it! He is patient while I listen to it in the car, he says he doesn’t mind it the second time around.
The 15 year old cat with more than nine lives is looking old and tired. He has a chair that he uses to get to his food dish. I was sitting in “his” chair, he sat at my feet and meowed…so I moved out of “his” chair and let him jump up and then I sat back down again. I took his picture and then scratched his chin for him. He was not purring very much yesterday.