Thursday, December 5, 2013

Thanksgiving 2013

Our first Thanksgiving as a family of 3 was a success!  We nervously watched the weather all week and what started out as rain changed to scattered showers which all scattered in the morning thankfully and we had sunny, although somewhat cool weather for our celebration.  This was great news because it was going to be a tight squeeze trying to fit everyone inside.
With Felix in the mix this year we had a bit more of a challenge on our hands for cooking, but Chris took Friday off and Debs (+baby on board) and Delia came by to help which left me to baby wrangling and meant we were able to get most everything ready on Friday.
Saturday afternoon started off with some drinks and appetizers while we all enjoyed the sunshine out on the balcony.  It was so nice to have enough space out there to have everyone at one long table and not feeling squished, huge improvement from the previous apartment!
As always, the manicotti was the star of the show.  I hear rumors that Chris's family doesn't make this anymore for their Thanksgiving feast - I don't think that Chris will ever let that happen while we're hosting (and our friends might stop showing up).

Felix made an appearance at dinner after a bit of a nap and agreed that the manicotti looked awesome.
Eva tried some as well, everything tastes better when you're standing on a chair, right?

After the first course the traditional thanksgiving food was brought out and we all tucked in again.  I think that everyone has finally learned to save a bit of room after the first course to make sure that you don't miss anything.

The evening was capped off with a beautiful sunset as everyone found a bit more space for one more bite of dessert, or perhaps a drink of Chris's home brew IPA on tap.  All in all it was a great day and we have a lot to be thankful for.  Can't wait for next year when Felix will get to eat Thanksgiving food!