Thanksgiving this year was a little different than the last couple of years for us. The last two years Brandon has been fortunate to fall into a schedule that had all or part of the days of Thanksgiving and Christmas off. We weren't as fortunate this year. He had a double shift today and had to sleep in between shifts so our Thanksgiving had to look a little different. I know that the girls won't know any different and they'll know that their daddy will just have to work some holidays and we'll work around it, but it kind of makes it hard for a mom who has experienced holidays differently growing up. We're still trying to figure out what traditions and time we need as a family on these days. Needless to say we had a great Thanksgiving today no matter how short and different it was.
Today the girls and I woke up like we normally do, but we did a little decorating and setting up the table. We also watched a little bit of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade :). After Brandon's nap the Pierce side was all coming over for a Thanksgiving potluck. The girls and I took a little nature walk during the late morning and picked up some colorful leaves and berries for the table. We also finished up some napkin rings that Aubrey helped create.
I think our table turned out pretty cute...
This was a particularly special Thanksgiving because it was Lucy's first! This time last year she was kicking my ribs and causing some heart burn and now she is a bouncy, happy little girl we get to squeeze and hold. We are so incredibly thankful for this little one!! She had a pretty normal day today, but naps were not the best today. So after her afternoon nap I decided to squeeze in taking pictures of this little pumpkin (without Brandon).
Seconds after I took this picture she grabbed for the smallest pumpkin.
Even though I supported her back and was just about to grab her to take her back inside she face planted right on the cement. Huge mom fail and I felt terrible!! This has not been my week. I know that scrapes heal, but that goose egg and scratches on her forehead don't make me feel so great. All goes to show that sometimes a mom will do anything for a picture :). I learned a couple of lessons today and I won't be repeating them anytime soon.
We woke up daddy early (because mommy obviously needed some help) and the next hour went a lot smoother.
Our family came and each brought a dish to share. It was SO nice that I didn't have to cook the entire day. We didn't have a full traditional Thanksgiving meal but boy was it yummy. Aubrey even got to sit at her own kiddy table and she was pretty content with that :).
Thank you so much to our family for helping out and making it a little easier on this momma today :).
Despite this days ups and downs we did remember just how much we have to be thankful for. We have wonderful family and friends who have supported us and helped us out in so many countless ways, we have two healthy girls, a great job for Brandon that despite his crazy schedule provides for our family and keeps momma at home right now, a home, cars, a wonderful husband, our health, and so many other provisions. We are so incredibly blessed and we are so undeserving of so much! We're thanking God for His many blessings!! Happy Thanksgiving!! Hope you enjoyed this day :).