We had a wonderful Thanksgiving meal at Poo Pa's house today and the kids had lots of fun afterwards digging through the toy bins to see what sorts of treasures were kept there. I was caught taking a little break/nap in the day in one of the shots. Clark was cute and wanted to sit with me for a few minutes. Later, Emma or Kendall came up shouting "Wake up, Jeff!" to try to rouse me from my slumber. If you are not familiar with The Wiggles (a program for toddlers), you wouldn't really understand, except that the Wiggle named Jeff is always falling asleep and they get the little ones to shout "Wake up, Jeff!" in order to get him up and moving. The kids don't seem to understand that "Jeff" is a person, not part of the phrase. But it does make me smile.
Auntie Karen and Uncle Tom came by after naps to bring dessert. The kids really enjoyed Nana's recipe for Spanish Buns (which are sort of like a spice muffin of some sort).
Mommy and Daddy spent a lot of time goofing off with the kids today as well as trying to manage the emotional roller coaster ride of three almost three-year-olds. There were a number of tantrums, emotional outbursts and quite a bit of crying, but we were still able to have some fun and get a few extra snuggles. We even took a little walk in our neighborhood and got to chat with the Mimi, Mr. Watts and Lucy (their dog).
All in all, we DO have a lot to be thankful for on this day when we should all take time to reflect on our blessings.