Friday, November 25, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

When we found out that the pharmacy remodel would be going on the week of Thanksgiving and Tim would have to work the entire weekend afterwards, we knew we weren't going to be able to travel to any of our family for the holiday.  And just the thought of hosting in our apartment while pregnant and chasing around Robby just about did me in!  We considered just getting a turkey breast to make and making only our favorite sides for just us.  That seemed like what we were going to do until the other active duty pharmacist and her husband (who is a JAG in the Army) invited us over for dinner.  They don't have any family nearby so we were happy to be joining them.  The only thing they requested we bring was pumpkin pie.  Tim decided he would make the gravy, also.

Here is our sweet little turkey

You might remember seeing this shirt on this precious boy last year
I love that Graham wore it, Robby wore it, and next year Charlie will wear it!

We started our day watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, or as Tim calls it "The Macy's Lip Synching Parade".  In my opinion, the lip synching really was worse this year than in years past!  I really kind of wish they would have a version that just focused on the balloons and some of the traditional floats and performances like the Rockettes.  Oh well, I'm not the parade planner!  It did seem awfully strange to just watch the parade with Robby (until his naptime) and not have a schedule running through my head of when to start what dish to make sure it would all be done at the perfect time!
After Robby woke up from his nap, we headed over to the Johnson's house around 1:00.  He was quite excited to be in a new place so he did a little exploring.

Here is the table full of food:
Robby LOVED the rolls!
He also ate some turkey and potatoes.
And he shared quite a bit with the floor!
After dinner, Robby discovered the stairs.  We weren't quite sure what he was going to do at first.  He just stood up and patted on them.  Then he decided to go at it and climb those suckers!

By the end of the evening Robby was exhausted.  We took the pack n play with us, hoping he would take a nap in the afternoon.  We got him all set up in their guest bedroom but he only slept for about 20 minutes, if even that long.  So he essentially went from about 12:30-7:30 with no nap.  I was actually quite surprised and pleased that he didn't have any meltdowns.  But we knew that at any point it could happen, so we slipped away before dessert.  He was asleep before we even left their neighborhood!  Tim carried him up to the apartment and laid him down without even a peep.

We had so much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, as we do everyday!  Most of all, we are thankful for a precious, healthy baby boy here and the precious, healthy baby boy on the way!  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and family!

1 comment:

Catie said...

That looked like a fun day!!! Robby is just so cute!! Gus didn't really have a nap all afternoon either- but we ended the day with an hour of crying... not fun!