Friday, November 27, 2009

A perfect Thanksgiving

It was a most perfect Thanksgiving at my daughter, Steph's house. I cooked and took food over there and it was very comfy, just the 8 of us. Grampa, Gray, Mimi, Ivy, Steph, Carter, Jeff & Noah. My son had to work, so they were unable to make it. My parents are out of town visiting my sister. We ate early, around noon, so we could have the afternoon to play and relax. We read a favorite book, No t.v. was on. It was very peaceful. Later in the afternoon we went to see the movie "Fantastic Mr. Fox, a 1970 Storybook Tale by Roald Dahl's. Some of the voice stars are George Clooney & Meryl Streep. I would highly recommend this movie. The boys finished off 2 large buckets of popcorn and sat as still as could be, really into the movie. Ivy stayed home to nap with daddy and grampa. After the movie was over, we went back to Steph's house and ate our second meal for the day and played a game that Noah invented called "write down what you are thankful for". We all sat around the table writing down on little slips of paper what we were thankful for and put them in a ceramic pumpkin. After everyone was done, Noah read all the thankful sayings. It was the highlight of my day. Seeing my grandson reading the many notes with a smile that radiated like a lit up Christmas tree was worth a million dollars to me. That was what Thanksgiving was all about for me.

5 comments:

Adventures In Babywearing said...

It was terrific, although Mr Fox is Fantastic LOL.

Steph

Bacardi Mama said...

It sounds like a wonderful day. We had a good Thanksgiving also.

Carolyn Vaughn said...

Looks like Noah may have created a new Thanksgiving tradition for your celebrations. I think it is a great one!

Sarah said...

Sounds like the perfect holiday!

Sharon - Mom Generations said...

Oh, Rhonda... what a beautiful, beautiful day! Everyone is glowing in the photos... GLOWING with love and peace and happiness! I especially love the "thankful" notes... and you can tell Noah that I love his game so much that I am going to play it with my own grandchildren during the Christmas season. I will call it The Noah Game! I am happy you're feeling so much better!!