This is obviously my "WHY are you taking a picture in the middle of my project," face?
I started the turkey the night before. This frees up the oven for a multitude of dishes. Arielle and Krista were my fantastic-over-the-top-fantastic Kitchen Assistants. BreAnne helped keep our peopler happy and the other kids occupied.
Playing in the backyard
|Stacia, Arielle, Krista, Bre|
More playing - and waiting for the Turkey
|Nolan, Arielle, Dakota|
Below we are enjoying Thanksgiving Dinner in the living room. It worked well.....and gave the Men a way to bond - moving tables and carpets - repeatedly.
Michael continued work on the Empire State Building
The final piece
|BreAnne and Izaak|
I love this photo of three of the girls
|Krista, Stacia, Arielle|
Nolan was Michael's puzzle assistant the past week
When I decorated the living room Michael and one or two of the kids commented on how I left glass breakables down. We realized we no longer have any small children. There was concern young children who visit may be tempted...but we've had several groups of pre-schoolers over with no mishaps. Who would have guessed the rowdiest group in the living room would be when the older kids came home?????
This is a game created by Kent....which means we will forever think of Kent whenever Gherkins gather and favorite games commence. Snake is a variation of tag. The game begins with one person being a snake. They are destined to roll around the floor. Those standing run around and avoid being tagged by the "snake." When tagged - you must then roll around the ground. Try it - it's fun - or so they tell me. Though Krista has a headache and will need to refrain from this game today.
They look downright sinister - soon to be Uncle Nolan and Dakota
Bre and Me
The girls and me (Missing Shelby)
|Bre, Stacia, Me|
Krista & Arielle
All the Women - Thanksgiving 2013
|Arielle, Stacia, Krista, Bre|
Me, Mom Mary, Mom Jan
All the Men - Thanksgiving 2013 (Missing Josiah, Jamin, Jared)
|Dad & Michael|
Nolan, Alex, Izaak, Dakota
Nolan beats in the "smolder" category
Dinner was done. We'd visited. We couldn't reach the others on Skype. Thus began the discussion on a game....Bre INSISTED on Mafia (separate post). After a rousing-never-to-be-forgotten game of Mafia, we Skyped with the Texan Gherkins and watched Tim Hawkins.
Living all of life before the face of God...