Sunday, December 4, 2011

So much to be thankful for....

That I couldn't fit it all in one post! So, another one coming in a day or two. This face is just one of the 6 or 7 I get to be thankful to see each day. And they equally have a lot, a whole lot, of personality (personality is another word for mischieviousness, ahem). This look is just the tip of the iceberg.

Thanksgiving was a bit different for us this year. On the actual day, work schedules interrupted our regularly scheduled sit down dinner. So we celebrated as a family on Saturday. The same day as the Civil War. Ask the guys to sit down for a Thanksgiving meal while the Ducks quack/spank/rout the Beavers? Um, no way that would happen. So we opted for a leftover snack type meal. Turkey sandwiches, hot or cold, chips, veggies and dip, fruit, etc. It was a great way to be together as a family. The younger crowd ate, watched the game, and along about half time, it was time to introduce something else. But that will be in another post.

In anticipation of a sit down dinner, I thought it would be fun to have the kids make a table runner for the table. The table setting that was not to be but the table runner was fun anyway. They painted their hands, made handprints on the "runner" and then added sparkle and legs and other parts to make turkey hand prints. Notice the eager faces? After all, it's paint! And one little girl has been begging to paint for some time.

Another eager crafter, ready to go. She has her paper, which is actually a school paper she swiped from one of the school kids, and her crayon. Little does she know....

This photo answered the question: "How did you get paint in your hair of all things?"

Such a trooper with Nonny's hair brained ideas!

Even our sweet young at heart enjoyed herself and it was great to see these two as a team!

Hmmm, tongue out? Must require lots of attention!

And TA DA>>>>>

Then Auntie S was on a roll, a craft roll.....similar to the Pied Piper, they all followed her lead. The turkey at the top of the post was the result of them getting their craft on.

We were ready, bring on the game. Well, it was a game for a quarter or so but, leaving nothing to chance, the fans stayed in place to make sure of a Duck win.

Even the itty bitty fans.

My poor husband. The single solitary Beaver fan. He has always cheered for the Ducks AND Beavers over anyone, until it comes to the Civil War. Then he's all Beaver fan. Except for the last two years but there were extenuating circumstances. So, in recognition of his stalwartness as a fan, I knit him a consolation prize. Something to cry on, hold in his misery. He said it's tough being a Beaver fan. It is. Meet knitting project for 2011, #22. He is now residing on my husband's dresser waiting for the next Beaver football game.

More details on my ravelry page.


  1. That Beaver is going to be waiting for a while....until next season! Pretty Cute!

  2. I just love to see all of your family - you are such an awesome grandma! And the beaver is very cute too!!!