Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thanksgiving Break-the middle

The middle-the best part of the sandwich right?! Well, our middle of Thanksgiving break was the wonderful!

Before we left for Charlotte, we all got haircuts...yes, even little Anna. Her first haircut and she LOVED it. We were nervous for sure about her sitting still but she ran to Tina, our hairdresser and gave her a big hug! It was hilarious. She did really well. We didn't do anything drastic just trimmed it up...Before, admiring herself in the mirror.

She especially loved this part...the hairdryer on her must have felt good. By the end of the haircut she was slumped to one side, half asleep!
Checking herself out in the mirror.

You can really tell the "after" shot here...
On Wednesday, we headed to Charlotte to celebrate Thanksgiving. I must say a huge thank-you to the Reynolds' side as this was the first year they didn't see Justin on THE day. So, thank-you for sharing him!

Doing a little coloring during breakfast.
Brice looked very handsome and kept himself busy building Legos and being the best help a chef could get. This kid worked hard all day long helping put out place cards, folding napkins, taking drink orders, and announcing the guests (I will try to load this video later, it's pretty long).
Anna in her "pitty dwess" (pretty dress)

Look at that beautiful turkey! We almost had a major mishap with the turkey but it turned out delicious!!!
The beautiful cook! Thankful to her for all her hard work and hosting us.
My place setting.
Brice's Thanksgiving picture that he drew that morning.
Josh used my camera to take some pictures.
Pretty girls.

And, then we came home to finish out the holiday weekend. Anna finally put on some headphones so she could watch Baby Einstein's "On The Farm" DVD on the way home. Until now, she just watched with no sound.

Hope you and yours had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day and were able to be with your loved ones. I, for one, do not thank God enough for all the blessings He has bestowed upon me. As a mom of little ones, it is easy to get caught up in the Groundhog Day-ish moments, the messes, the crying, only concentrating on the world that turns inside our own home. Justin and I slept with Anna while we were there and she is obviously not used to this. She kept going between the two of us, burrowing her head into our shoulders. I could feel her soft cheeks and she would reach out for our hands. I could smell her little head and just kept thinking, "I am so grateful for this." "For this child that I almost lost and for all the other big moments and small moments that I am able to experience." This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for the middle. This is the middle of my life... the meat of the sandwich... the best part.


Nana said...

Glad you had a wonderful time in Charlotte. We did miss you! Someone needs to put a large roasting pan on Aunt Deb's wish list :-)

Jennifer said...

Robin, part of the issue is that her oven is not big enough for the roasting pan! She needs a new oven, really!

Rachel said...

Sweet post! And I love Anna's haircut!