Zora was totally stoked about having a “FEAST” at school and talked about it for more than a week before. Much to her delight she had both me and Oma as her guests.
We were told she was also very excited about her Oma and Opa and Uncle Steve coming over that night for our family Thanksgiving Feast. Originally we were going to go to a restaurant (Zach & I were both fighting colds and not sure if we were going to be up to cooking), but as it drew closer, we decided we would rather cook the traditional meal. As it turned out, Zach (with Zane helping) did all the cooking because I went with Mom and Zora to pick out Christmas outfits for the kids. We found some awesome sales for her dress, and hit paydirt at the consignment store for his outfit. The consignment store even yielded a few other items for under the tree/birthdays, so it was a very successful trip.
The meal was extremely excellent, and it was a particular treat to come home from a day of shopping to an already prepared Thanksgiving feast with all the fixings (and a clean kitchen to boot…damn, he is GOOD). We missed Nora, but had a nice evening.
If you notice, there are no pictures of the evening meal. The only downside to the day was me accidentally leaving (and not realizing it happened) my camera at school. So we were without a camera for our family gathering, and the entire thanksgiving weekend. (which is why the picture for putting up the tree are so weird…they are taken off a huge clunky video camera that we dragged out of storage in desperation). I can tell you it makes me really twitchy to not have a camera for nearly a week. Thank goodness the people at the school recognized the camera and kept it safe for me over the weekend. I was SO relieved to get it back that I cried. (also why the post is late, I wanted to wait to see if the camera would reappear and get the school pictures off of it before I posted)