Kevin and I have decided that this year's turkey was the best we've ever had. I contribute this to three things: it came from Wegman's, my mom cooked it to perfection, and cut it as per the cooking show suggestions she'd heard earlier that day. Yum! We also had mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, stuffing, and homemade apple and pumpkin pies.
It was fun to have our niece and nephew at or running around near the table. Our nephew had insisted on dressing up, so he and his sister were looking quite cute for the occasion. He was very careful with the nonreplaceable crystal goblet of water at his spot. It was fun to watch him take a huge honking bite of turkey leg.
Earlier in the week, my sister informed their 14-month-old that Thanksgiving was coming up...and that there would be pie. She did a hilarious little cheer from her high chair at the mere mention of pie. Our nephew showed us his "Thanksgiving Ninja" poses post-feast.
Before and after their visit, Mom, Kevin, and I watched some football, another holiday tradition in our family. We've had some very traditional Thanksgivings over the years and some that were way off the mark. You can find out about some of our traveling mishaps, Friendsgivings, and Southern hospitality by reading my post: "Thanksgiving Across the Years."