Monday, November 28, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

I have a tendency to put a lot of pressure on holidays and such. It's true. If you look back at about half of my holiday posts in the past, I'm sure most of them start with that statement. They are also all followed by "but I'm not going to do that anymore". Ha. I do it every single freaking time. You would think I would learn.

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 minutes hours and then I moved on. I sent Mr. P a text with a list of grocery items I wanted him to pick up and we decided that we would just do a nice little Thanksgiving at home.

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.


Lindsay said...

That sounds like a perfect day!

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

The unplanned moments are often the best! Glad you made the best of it!

Unknown said...

Great post and sounds like you had a great day!!!

Megan said...

Sounds like it ended up being perfect! I can't believe you cooked the necessary food! I would be so scared to attempt it! Sweet baby girl looks adorable as usual!

Elizabeth said...

She is so adorable! Love her little outfit!

Jenna said...

It sounds like it ended up being a wonderful day!! BTW, love her turkey tee, so cute!!

Maydelin said...

looks like a wonderful day!!

Unknown said...

I get the same way about holidays. Everything has to be perfect and the most fun ever! haha. I'm glad that even though you plans got messed up, you were able to just have a nice, relaxing day with your little family!

Jenny @ Practically Perfect... said...

I'm sorry that your Thanksgiving plans didn't materialize as you'd hoped, but it definitely sounds like a great day in the end!


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