We had a great Thanksgiving. We started the day with the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Thankfully it was time delayed, so we didn't have to be up at 6:00 to see it. The boys liked the big balloons, Kermit, and Santa. Aaron and I liked the Briefcase Drill Team (hilarious!) and the Second Time Around Marching Band. The only requirement to join is participating in marching band in either high school or college. A few marchers were under 40, but there was a large contingent of marchers over 60. Even some pretty old guys in the color guard/rifle corps. Very entertaining.
We did Thanksgiving Dinner on our own, since all of our family is so far away. (We'll be seeing you at Christmas, though!) We had turkey, green beans, mashed potatoes, stuffing, rolls, macaroni and cheese (thanks to A.J.) and a delicious pumpkin pie. Before dinner we sang "Prayer of Thanksgiving."
We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing;
He chastens, and hastens his will to make known;
The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing.
Sing praises to his name; He forgets not his own.
The boys wore the hats they made at school. We had the "before" turkey and the "after" turkey. A.J.'s was the before, a classic turkey head in the front, wings on the side and several tail feathers in the back. Levi's, however, was two drumsticks on the sides of his head. The two of them looked pretty funny together. I'll have to see if I can get them to take a picture.
Today we saw Madagascar 2, a very cute movie. After the movie we wandered around a mall, having the boys look for things they might like for Christmas. We stumbled into a great little store with scientific toys of all kinds. Puzzles, games, science kits, and all sorts of learning toys. Tonight, Aaron took our old furniture and some other things to Goodwill (and then did some shopping) while the boys and I put a bunch of Legos together. All in all, a lovely couple of days.