Thursday, November 26, 2009

Turkey Trot, Big Bird and fun for all!

Big Bird came to our house today... and we ate him!

Starting out the day, Al ran the 5K Turkey Trot race in a nearby town. He finished at 27 min 19 sec!! There were 1500-2000 runners and he was in the top 100 or so.

While we were at the race, we left grandson, Jon at the house to put BIG BIRD in the oven on time. The bird was 23.95 pounds! HUGE! (and no leftovers, either!)

I made the family favorite munchie: Sausage rolls. Basically they are breakfast sausage rolled in pie dough... yum!

In this photo l to r: Abby, Ruth, Al, Charity, Jon, Pearl and Sally.

Jesse discovered binoculars make for interesting views at the table, even backwards at times!

Abby observes Charles aiming at me, aiming at him! Most of the older boys brought their "weapon toys" and were in the park behind our house most of the day, playing war. Nephew Josh was able to come and he spent some good time with his cousins in the park.

Alice brought a puzzle to assemble, and she helped Joy before we put on the Stardust movie.

Savannah said, "I'm helping!!" and did some interesting placements! Note the food buffet was visited all day long! They ate pie all day and still had leftovers! Good meal planning!

We had a wonderful and interesting day with the 25 people able to come. We were thankful to God for all his bountiful blessings on our little corner of the world. He is GOOD to give us these wonderful gifts of family time.


preacher said...

What a fun (and filling) day! I'm stuffed! Need to spend a few extra hours at the gym to work off all the calories consumed in the delicious turkey, stuffing, and PIES! Thank you Sweetheart for all the loving care you put into making this Thanksgiving and day to be thankful for! Love you.

Alice said...

Thanksgiving was sure different this year without my kiddos around. Thank you for your all you did to make this a wonderful day despite my missing them. Love you.

Sally Ann said...

There sure was a lot of yummy food there. I had a great day! :D