Kenzie’s First Thanksgiving!!!

Kenzie's Thanksgiving After Dinner Bear Goes for a Ride The Parade is on!!! Ring Payload Car in the Flatbed?

Happy Thanksgiving all!!! I hope it was a great day for all of you!

Of course I watched the Parade this morning, and LiveTweeted with folks on the #MacysParade tag. Well the first part is an of course… the Tweeting isn’t in any way an of course… but that is what I was up to. Meanwhile I whipped up a Cheddar Spinach Bake to bring to the dinner, and just basically chilled.

So my Jake and Mackenzie and I had a nice time at my parents house, saw the maternal extended family, had appetizers, and then a full sized Thanksgiving meal, complete with the great plate shuffle, because really… who can reach all the side dishes? No one. Table’s too long. I love the great plate shuffle… it’s very Italian. I’m only 1/8th Italian, but the loud multi-conversations and chaos that is an Italian meal has totally stuck with that side of the family. But if you have one I don’t need to explain it to you, and if you’ve never had one… I can’t… it’s just… lots of plates going round, and people having 6 conversations at once. “Who’s plate is this? Oh yours? Did you want Turnips?” “No that plate is mine… and I didn’t want yams!” “Where did the serving spoon for the mushrooms go?”

Right… and the meal was delicious. I had a Drumstick with gravy and cranberry, two servings of Mushrooms, and three of Green Bean Casserole, and Spinach Bake. I love Thanksgiving!

Then we all chilled out to watch the Macy’s Parade on DVR, Mackenzie came to the livingroom to play… and I took some adorable pictures… see the above and click thru to the Flickr feed for the others. My cousins were intruged by her, and my Grandmother and Aunt saw her for the first time. I had her wig on and off at least three times, demonstrating how her eyes are accessed and explaining that she arrived naked and bald, and with points on her ears that I filed off. Also… the girl needs panties if she’s going to keep wearing dresses.

So yeah… Hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving and that you’re well and properly stuffed with Turkey and other vittles! Barriguita Llena, Corazon Contento! (Full Tummy! Happy Heart!)

8^)

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