Sunday was Thanksgiving Part II- after a great breakfast in Vernon we loaded into our truck and headed down the highway to Momo and Poppa's house. The weather was still in fine shape and we knew my Mom had loads of fun outdoor activities planned. We were not disappointed- once the cousins showed up the festivities got under way- pumpkin crafts of all sorts- we decorated mini jack o lanterns, made magnets and coloured till their hearts content.
We really could not have asked for better weather and we spent almost the entire afternoon outdoors running and exploring. Those pumpkins that the kids planted back in May? Well they are ready for Halloween- I counted about 30 in total- which is pretty good when I consider the handful of seeds that were planted!
Of course lets not forget about the food- because Thanksgiving really is all about the food! My Dad is the king of the BBQ- and so of course we had a BBQ turkey- plus all the usual suspects- stuffing with bacon, brussel sprouts with bacon, mashed potatoes and not to forget my sister's delectable green bean casserole. And then there was the pie- I think Pumpkin pie is in fact my favourite of all pies- with whipped cream of course!
In the bottom corner of my parents yard they have several fruit trees- and so more apple picking happened on a much smaller scale than that of the day before but none the less fun! Led by my mom all four Littles followed like rats to the Pied Piper- they have been watching these apples all summer and finally got to eat them!