I had a really nice Thanksgiving, partly because my sister and her family visited for 3 days and partly because I was forced to take a 4-day break from work during a busy deadline period because I had no place or time to work. And of course, also because of all the time with family, friends and delicious food!
It was a beautiful sunny, warm day so we took a walk down to our new house to show my sister’s family. Ali and her cousin Iris rode in the red wagon.
Jason and his brother Daniel finally had an opportunity to deep fry a turkey this year. They used a Cajun Butter injection. Oh my goodness…it was so good!
Both of Ali’s girl cousins were there for Thanksgiving. That’s Eliza on the left and her mom Aunt Ginger (Daniel’s wife) and Iris on the right. Iris and Eliza look like they could be cousins too, but they’re not related.
My mom also roasted a turkey in the oven with stuffing. My dad and sister Jessica carved it.
Clearly Jason was very excited about how the fried turkey turned out.
Papa (Jason’s dad) and Ali were intrigued by the turkey, too.
I didn’t take any pictures of everyone at the table this year. Boo. We had a diverse group of my family, Jason’s family and some friends … 18 people I think. After dinner, Ali and Eliza took a bath in the living room. (Not really.)
Self-portrait mode on the iPhone = a good trick to get a low quality picture of a toddler looking at the camera…
…and maybe even smiling at her cute self! Hi Eliza
Jason’s mom/Nana/Grandma K made Iris an owlie hat just like Ali’s but with shut eyes. So cute!
Piddling around behind a record store on Black Friday.
We tried a new hairstyle for Ali: pigtails! She looks so different!
Her hair looked absolutely hilarious when we took the piggies out.
After dinner my early Christmas present from Jason arrived in the mail. A NEW CAMERA!!! I’m so excited to start getting better quality pictures. I have a lot of learning to do but the good news is that I’ll be practicing a lot which means lots of pictures to share with you here.
My very first picture of the most easy going subject. A little dark but I was quite impressed that it could capture her tongue mid lip-lick without a flash in low light.
Cousins in matching PJs horsing around on the couch also made willing subjects. (Testing out the external flash on these ones.)
Ali giving Iris a big smacker kiss.
It was a wonderful, fun weekend! I’m already looking forward to Christmas break now, which will be spent at our new house. Yay!