Since the children outnumbered the adults, it made sense to make our thanksgiving dinner very kid friendly, and have lots of activities to keep them busy while all the adults were busy in the kitchen. First, they made the cranberry sauce;
My Nephew Isaac tastes the cranberries.
Then the children decorate the table, which is covered in paper. They color and write what they are thankful for. The adults do too. It is a beautiful table cloth.
Children helped with every aspect. By this time, they were also running around crazy, totally falling apart.
Busy busy with turkey and gravy, the last things to be ready.
Then, the meal. Mary made corn spoon bread, sweet potatoes, sweet potato biscuits (gluten free), gravy (gluten free), and apple pie, Wade did the turkey and cornbread and sausage stuffing, I did the mashed potatoes, green beans, sauteed beet greens, and cranberry sauce (with the kids). Matt and the kids helped a lot, were always in the kitchen to offer a hand. It was a group effort, and lots of laughter, and some tantrums. The children chose to tell what they were grateful for. Elias said he was grateful for the constitution, the big bang, life, and death, because without death, the planet would not be able to continue. Isn't he interesting?!
I wonder where we will all be next year.