A week with Grady home and not working. A week with very little school. A week of beautiful weather. A week of day trips and evening popcorn and movies. A week of completed chores and projects. A week of friends and family and food.
A week with much to be thankful for!
One7 organization. My kids had a great time because there was an enormous amount of other kids to play with (and maybe because football and trampolines and face painting are always a good time), and Jax was looked after by a lineup of doting girls ready to wear him on their back or hold him tight and warm by the bonfire.
Annalyse helped me put together sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, and a jello salad; Grady and Grady Lee were in charge of making an apple pie; and Micah and Annalyse were in charge of making a pumpkin pie. By the time Friday arrived, all that was left was mashed potatoes and gravy and the turkey and stuffing, which was no big deal because the men in my house owned up to the turkey and stuffing prep.
In hindsight, we may have begun a new Thanksgiving tradition. It was such fun to serve others who wouldn't have otherwise had a Thanksgiving dinner, and it was nice to enjoy a simple dinner as a family here at home. And Grady being home all week? That needs to definitely be a new Thanksgiving tradition!