There's nothing I love more than a whole day dedicated to food. And good food at that. Nothing beats a well cooked turkey with all the trimmings. This year it was just me and my little family, but it was a bit crazy trying to cook and take care of the baby, too. Kaeden doesn't like to be alone in his little pillow - if you are sitting next to him on the couch he's fabulous, but if you get up to leave he starts to fuss. I'd feel better about carrying him around if his little bobble head were a little stronger, so I usually end up sitting next to him on the couch. Getting much done can be a little crazy.
We did manage to dress Kaeden up for his first Thanksgiving, though.
Our turkey day had just our favorites - a smaller turkey, stuffing, gravy, rolls and mashed potatoes. My parents bought me a deluxe potato masher so we had real taters this holiday! Kevin was quite pleased (he's not a fan of the potato pearls we usually have) and he actually was in charge of most of it, so I can't claim more than boiling and serving them. Desert consisted of Boston Creme Pie and Cherry Cheesecake. The pie is cuz that's all they had at Walmart (all out of pumpkin) and the cheesecake is my mom's recipie, and my favorite. Kevin doesn't like the goo that goes around the cherries, hence the pie. All in all, it was a quiet day, but a full one!
Everyday life is a routine, Kevin is up with Kaeden around 6, I follow them around 8, and we spend the day revolving around feedings and diaper changes until 9 at night when we all go to bed. Kaeden already has a schedule at night, 12, 2, 4 respectively. Kevin and I trade off getting up and feeding, but all this is about to change.
I get to go back to work this week...sigh...
Kevin gets to play Mr. Mom while I head back to my students and clean up the mess left by multiple substitutes. I'm dreading what I'll find. I've stopped by my room once already and was appalled at what I saw - papers stacked for grading, desks all over - and I've heard from other teachers that it's been a rough go for the kids with the several subs they've had. But, I've got Christmas Break to look forward to as a reprieve! I hate to leave Kaeden, but I'm itching to get my hands on that messy room and get it back under control!
Hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving as much as we did!