This year we had Thanksgiving with my family and decided to have it at the lake since this is a place that will be creating a lot of our memories. There is something about being down there that really brings peace to me. I don't think about my daily things at home (like my obsession to clean) and I have multiple hands to help (I know there are only a handful of people who can truly understand how hard having little ones this close can be). We also all have our own space, but yet are all together as an extended family.
The weather was AMAZING. I was giving my mom a hard time for her determination to buy outdoor toys-I assumed they would just play with what we had, but I was so wrong. They all played on the deck or in the garage with the doors open. We went for walks everyday (which were great until I remembered I was pregnant and started having little contractions). The kids were all playing together and having so much fun-so were the adults!
My two men:)
Avery loved just being pushed around
The scooter was a big hit!
Greta is on the move everywhere-they heard a noise coming from the dining room and found her in my parent's bowl (from Italy). These pictures were pretty cute.
In order to keep our Italian memories alive-the night before we made homemade pizza dough from Mario Batali! When the dough is ready we broke them into individual pizzas and put them right on the grill. When they are crisp we added what ever topping we wanted and put them back on the grill to melt the cheese. YUM the memories came back to me and the kids.
One finished product
I also stopped in to see my best friend Robyn who has moved to Mississippi. Her youngest son is only a month older than Avery. They warmed up fast and we had fun with our short but meaningful visit.