Friday, November 20, 2015

thanksgiving 2015

This year Thanksgiving was with my family.  I knew when we moved that Thanksgiving would be different for us this year.  I knew it would involve a road trip and an overnight stay.  But after my Dad's stroke, we didn't even really know if we would be "home for the holidays".  Dad was in in-patient therapy at a few different places up until about a week before Thanksgiving.  We were so incredibly thankful to be able to all be at parents house to celebrate Thanksgiving.  
Mom made about half of the food and Nonnie made the rest.  The boys and I went to Dallas early on Monday morning but I didn't get to help Mom cook as much as I wanted to, because I had an upper respiratory infection.  I ended up at the doctor on Wednesday to get a steroid.  We kept things simple with throw away pans and what we call "fine china"(chinette plates). We didn't care though.  It all tasted so good!!

Carson was too cool to sit with the little kids.   He wanted to sit with the adults.
 After a delicious lunch, all the guys settled in the living room to watch the Cowboys, I put Nash down for a nap and the rest of us walked over to Nonnie's house to say hi!
 Usually we have Thanksgiving lunch at my grandma's house all together, but with Dad's stroke, he gets a little unsettled with craziness.  We thought our crazy kids would be enough, so we opted to do our own thing away from all my aunts and uncles and cousins.  I'm thankful my grandma lives across the street from my parents though so we were still able to see them.  
I really enjoyed being a guest at my parents house rather than just coming over for lunch.  After the game, we did a few crafts with Pearson, ate some leftover and then Mom and I did some Black Friday shopping.  
 Actually, we did quite a bit a Black Friday shopping.  We staying up past midnight shopping on our iPads.  That's the best Black Friday shopping there is.  You couldn't pay me to go wait in a line or mess with the crowds.  This is definitely the way to go!!
Friday morning, we headed to Sherman to visit Matt's parents.  We don't normally all get together for Thanksgiving when its our "off year" but everyone happened to come over so we all played some domino train.  It wouldn't be a Link Family gathering without it!
 And of course, these two sweet cousins always have the best time when they are together.  Nash was sleeping, but he love Big Ethan too!
 Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

KK Thanksgiving Feast

At the beginning of November we pulled the boys out of their preschool because we were just not please with it at all.  Pearson started at a new preschool, but there wasn't a spot for Nash so he is just doing Mother's Day Out this year one day a week.  

After only being at Kid's Kaleidoscope for 3 weeks, their little Thanksgiving Feast & Program was confirmation that we made the right more.  KK reminds me so much of our old preschool in Wylie! 

Grammy & Grandaddy came into town for the little program.  Grammy came with us to take Pearson to school. 
It worked out perfectly that Nash has Mother's Day Out on Thursdays because we were able to go without him and really enjoy our sweet Pearson.  The tables were set up so cute with handmade decorations that they had made in class.  
 The feast was a potluck with the meat provided by the school.  We were assigned a side dish so I made green bean casserole.  
All the kiddos came out dressed up as pilgrims or Indians.  Our sweet boy was an Indian. They were all so cute! I can't wait to see Nash up on that stage next year!
 Matt was able to leave work for a while to see Pearson sing and eat lunch with us!
We were proud parents watching him perform.  Especially since he knew all the words after only going to school 6 days to learn all the songs!!
 It was fun for Grammy & Grandaddy to be able to come see him sing too.  
 They had all sorts of desserts but Pearson chose an acorn cookie! I have to say, he made a very good choice.  It was so good.  
After lunch, Daddy had to go back to work, but we all went to the book fair and did a little shopping.  Grammy bought the boys some fun books!!  

One thing we are definitely thankful for is our sweet little preschool!!