Friday, November 28, 2014

Giving Thanks

It is Ashton's second Thanksgiving with us!  And it was a great one!  No toilet paper incident this year!

She wore her turkey dress and looked adorable!

My grandma usually doesn't have Thanksgiving with us.  She floats around to different houses, to usually the first who asks.  I happened to ask first again this year, so scored on having Grandma for 2 Thanksgivings in a row!  Ashton was very excited knowing Grandma and Lau Lau were coming for Thanksgiving!

And man, she couldn't wait to dive in.  As we were setting the table she grabbed a roll and dived in.  Everyone got our favorite Christmas plates for Thanksgiving, but Ashton got a special set all to herself.  It was a special China plate and cup with animals all on it that my Godmother gave to her.  She loved pointing out every animal on her cup and plate.

Usually, Ashton always is eager to say grace before eating.  however, with an audience she clammed up and couldn't speak.  So we said grace together.  Then we all said what we were thankful for... again, Ashton clammed up.  But it was okay.  She was happy and thankful to have good food and family.

We all then hung out together a bit and played The Christmas Game... a Thanksgiving and all December long tradition.  I've played it as long as I can remember.  Ashton was still a bit young, so rolled everyone's dice.  Grandma almost one, but my husband was the victor.  He always wins at games!  It's a bit infuriating.

Then was dessert.  Lau Lau brought a turkey cake just for Ashton... since we knew she wouldn't want pumpkin pie.

It was a big hit.  She especially loved all the icing!  Then I got in a few shots of the family!!

Amadeus wanted to sit with Grandma.  It was so sweet!  Dawson wanted her attention too.  She was popular.

It's been a struggle to get these two to look at the camera and smile at the same time and have Ashton not squirming... we finally after a year and a half have a winner!!!

Most are like this, but Lau Lau got in the picture and we got everyone at least smiling!

It was a great Thanksgiving!  We have much to be thankful for!
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