Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Thanksgiving Weekend

Historically, I have not been a big fan of Thanksgiving, for various reasons, but this year I found myself looking forward to the whole weekend. I still have this warm feeling inside of me from last year's Thanksgiving weekend, and I found myself again relishing the feeling of a pause, a moment's breath between the activity of summer that pours directly into the hectic days of the school year beginning and the start of the frenetic holiday season.

This year we went to C's father's house for the meal, so aside from a side dish and a dessert, we didn't have to cook, so we were able to spend the whole weekend pretty much in relaxation mode.

For breakfast, we had a make-your-own yogurt-fruit parfait buffet, as requested by Z who recently discovered such things (which he variously calls "fat-ay" or "fap-pay") at a local diner the boys like to go to.

We all donned orange and went on a Thanksgiving walk in the woods, because it was just too beautiful out to stay indoors.

My niece, who is spending a year in Boston, came up to stay with us, and the boys alternately tormented and adored their only cousin.

After we got home from the feast, C lit off the obligatory Thanksgiving fireworks (what? that's not a normal Thanksgiving tradition??).

The rest of the weekend we spent getting a start on Christmas projects (me) cuddling with their cuz and doing word finds (the boys), cleaned their bed room (the boys me). We went on more hikes and visited Mr. Porcupine who lives in the big field next door.

The boys had most of last week off of school, so they fell into that end-of-a-long-vacation bickering and arguing and contrary mode and by Sunday I was definitely ready for them to go back to school (how do homeschool moms do it??).

Hope you had a wonderful weekend, too!


  1. Shew, I was ready for this week of "kids in school" house quiet too. We had four days of family company which meant four nights of cousin sleepovers which meant that by Sunday my kids were in the same mindset as your probably...we call it too much Holiday! I suspect even they were happy to get back to their normal school routine (minus the early wake ups and the homework naturally). ;)

  2. I love it that you have Thanksgiving fireworks. We often do some on New Year's, but I think some explosions add a nice element to every celebration. ;)


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