Speaking of family recipes, and in preparation of the turkey, your Mommy now has you helping her make Gram Bubbles’ stuffing dish. And you’ve proven to be quite good at it because it sure was yummy! Something else we do yearly takes place when we sit down to eat the Thanksgiving feast. Ellie, once everyone is seated, and dishes have been passed around, and each plate is filled… each person shares what they are thankful for before digging in. It is important to give appreciation to all the good that God has placed in our lives. We are also into our second year of continuing with a new tradition of gathering around a craft table to disguise some turkeys with artistic originality!
And your Mommy makes sure to capture our disguised turkeys with the camera so that we can look back over the years and laugh at all the crazy costumes we came up with!
But with the 3 bins of hodge-podge Christmas ornaments I have collected over the years it takes a few hours. No sooner did I get started when you, your Mommy, and Will came over for a visit, and with Will underfoot I knew it wasn’t going to happen at that moment. You could see the wheels in Will’s mind turning at record speed and honestly you need roller skates to keep up with him! After a yummy lunch of Mac-n-Cheese and putting Will down for a nap, your Mommy had asked Poppy to take a ride with her to the post office. She thought that would give me time to focus on the Christmas tree again and dubbed you my official helper while Will slept. Well…. no sooner did they leave when you said, “Mimi… would you rather just take a break right now?” And my answer was of course my typical one… “Why yes Ellie, I would!” So with only 4 additional ornaments added to the tree we stopped to play restaurant at Minnie’s Boutique with you being Stella the Waitress. And let me tell you… that was way more fun! When your Mommy and Poppy came home about an hour later, they looked at the tree, looked at you in your apron with pad and pencil in hand, looked at me sitting at a table set for 4 along with baby Stella in the highchair next to me (I think that is your favorite name at the moment), they shook their heads, giggled, and joined our fun! And yes, the tree did get decorated Ellie but not until hours after you all left for home.