Thanksgiving Recap

Because I love numbers, I will be quantifying Thanksgiving this year…

Hand made personalized pumpkin silverware pockets: 6

Coordinating cloth napkins: 6

Napkins completed in time for the meal: 2 (I got the other 4 done on Friday, all ready for next year…)

Decorative Turkey Towels: 1

Super cute kitchen helpers: 2

Minutes spent preparing Thanksgiving Meal: 1,328

Minutes spent by family consuming Thanksgiving Meal: 17

Side dishes Lily ate: 1 (it was, of course, the only thing that came from a can…and is shaped like a can…)

Types of bread: 2 (I have to have biscuits…)

Calories consumed: 34,476

Times I will be reheating leftovers in lieu of preparing an actual meal: 3 (not including the pot of Turkey Bone Soup I will be making this week)

Family members who are too far away: 58

Things I am thankful for: 1,587,475

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Happy Halloween!

I usually make my kids’ costumes.

This was several years ago, when I only had two! But I loved making these. It was the only year I actually coerced them into coordinating costumes.

Last year I got to coordinate the babies, they were Curious George and the Lady in the Yellow Hat.

(Yes, that’s Eric in the top photo. He fell asleep in his sister’s chair with his sister’s pacifier.)

This year, Chris and I got in on the action…

We went as Zoo Keepers for our flamingo, panda and gorilla. (Levi was on a hunting trip with his Grandpa this year. We missed him quite a bit 😢) 
I loved making Lily and Cora’s costumes. They both got to be the animals they love the most. (Remember?) Eric is lucky enough to have an older cousin who passed along a gorilla costume so I didn’t make his. And it suddenly occurred to me that he has been a monkey two years in a row. We’ll do something different next year, buddy.

What did you dress up as this year?

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