Friday, November 27, 2009

celebrating


We had what was probably our best Thanksgiving ever; the day was relaxed from start to finish. I made what I pretty much always make, and I think all that practice is starting to pay off. A brined turkey, cranberry sauce, gravy (made by my mother in law - I don't like gravy and don't know how to make it), cornbread-sausage stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potato souffle and green beans. For dessert, pumpkin pie and apple pie and cinnamon streusel ice cream. Everyone ate a lot of everything. There was play with hockey trading cards, stimulating conversation about travel, politics and aspects of life in China with our Chinese dinner guest. Such abundance: family and food and friends.

The surprise of the day was Cal losing his first tooth. We'd had no indication it was even loose. He bit into a piece of salami and out it came, creating a fair amount of emotional turmoil for him (and, admittedly, for me too - my 'baby' losing his first tooth). He decided to forgo putting it under his pillow - it made him too sad to think about having it taken away. And the thought of a tooth fairy sneaking into his room while he's sleeping was also just too much for him.

I hope your weekend is lovely! xoxo


24 comments:

A Taste of T said...

How beatiful

jenna @sweet fine day said...

Mia finally lost that tooth (in the same spot) last friday. Your thanksgiving looks lovely!

Purple Flowers said...

So glad you had a wonderful holiday. Cal has beautiful eyes(as does Abbott)!

Erin said...

That Thanksgiving banner is gorgeous!

Jessica said...

LOVE the Thanksgiving banner! Tooth story was super sweet. I love when kiddos make decisions like not putting his tooth under his pillow for the tooth fairy on their own. So great to see their own thoughts and wants played out.

nicola@which name? said...

beautiful and lecia, cal is so incredibly cute, especially in that photo. given my girl is his age, i understand the baby-losing-tooth feeling!
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

Ina in Alaska said...

Very sweet pictures. Regarding Cal and his tooth... awwwwww.... so sweet! Your feast looked and sounded just fabulous!! Thank you as always for sharing with us. xoxoxo

Cate said...

the perfect day. love that banner... did you make it?

a snaggle-toothed smile is the cutest smile ever. guess he's mourning it right now, but he does look so sweet.

happy thanksgiving!

Sarah Jio said...

Oh what a sweet story about Cal!! I love his reaction to the tooth fairy--so cute! I can imagine one of my sons wanting nothing to do with a fairy sneaking into their bedroom either! :) We have a few years before then. We're still waiting for teeth to come in! xoxo P.S. Happy, belated, Thanksgiving Lecia!

Francesca said...

What a beautiful sweet boy. The story of his first lost tooth made me smile. I wonder whether he'll change his mind at some point, when he feels ready. You have a wonderful traditional menu for thanksgiving!

Frau said...

Congrats to Cal that is exciting and sad too! Sounds like a wonderful relaxing holiday and hope your weekend goes the same.

pve design said...

I do hope you will save all your Thanksgiving decorations, the artwork and memories to pass down to the boys. You are right - practice makes perfect.
pve

Barbara said...

That smile with the missing tooth is adorable, Lecia!

I do love your Thanksgiving decorations AND delicious food.

Have a happy weekend!

Debra said...

Your dinner sounds yummy. I love the Thanksgiving banner-your photos are so great. I think that is the cutest, that Cal didn't want to give up his first tooth...even to the tooth fairy.

likeschocolate said...

Beautiful table setting!

Kate said...

That is sooo adorable. My kids do not want to give up their tooth for the tooth fairy also. So, we had to write the tooth fairy and ask her whether we could keep the tooth. Luckily, she always obliges :)

KPiep said...

I'm so glad you had such a lovely Thanksgiving!

Kamana said...

lovely lovely photos from your wonderful family day. really like the hand cut out turkey!

trinsch said...

we don't celebrate, but if i was to pick a holiday to celebrate, i would pick thanksgiving. just like yours :)

Jessica said...

What a beautiful Thanksgiving celebration!

Sammi said...

So sweet.

I kept all my teeth :o) I still have them somewhere. I've also got my dogs first tooth.

Becky said...

Looks like a lovely day! I love that paper bag owl. And I think you guys ate pretty much what we ate. Tradition is best!

Theresa said...

Looks wonderful. I like your blog and your attitude.

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Oh my gosh...the "hand turkey" just took me back 30-something years! That was one of my specialties. ;-)

I hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving!!