Just a few pictures from Thanksgiving. Not many, we didn't do much other than sit and eat. Ingrid was all alone at the kids' table because Otis napped through dinner. She looked sort of lonely but we honestly didn't have any room for her at the big table! Cody kept her company, and was well rewarded for his service...
The day after Thanksgiving was all about making the chain. When I was growing up, the day after Thanksgiving meant my mom would sit us down with paper, scissors, and markers and we made our paper chain. Each link represents one day until Christmas, and each morning we would take turns ripping off a link. This year was the first year we did this with Ingrid and Otis and they seem to love the idea! Ingrid helped me tape the paper together and both kids love to go and look at how many more days there are until Christmas!
My brother sent me a nearly identical picture of his kids by their paper chain right after we made this! I love traditions that last.
And what was Otis doing all this time? Sitting around with a fever, snotting everywhere. That poor kid just gets a cold and it gets worse and worse and just lingers. Ingrid was sniffly for a few days and Otis has been full on sick for over a week. Blah. Poor kid.