So true to form, I put a lot of pressure on Thanksgiving. I was just really, really looking forward to a big family Thanksgiving with lots of kids running around for BG to play with. Unfortunately, our family plans got cancelled kind of at the last minute.
So I pouted for a few
And that's just what we did. Mr. P got up early with the little one and cooked while I slept in. Then I got up and watched the parade with my sweet girl. We ate a delicious lunch and then BG and I spent some time outside playing in the leaves.
After nap time, BG woke up in a mood. So I took her out for some fresh air with the intent to take some pictures of her in some leaves. She wasn't really having it and whined the whole walk. She didn't want to be put down and didn't want to leave my side.
Then we got to the leaves. I watched her jump around and laugh as she threw leaves in the air, covered me with them and ran and played chase with me. Man, the littlest things make this child so happy.
It was perfect. It was quiet and small and everything opposite of what I thought I needed to make it a successful Thanksgiving. But then I realized, you don't need the big plans. I needed this day more than anything. A day to be quiet and just focus on what I'm most thankful for.