We woke up Thanksgiving morning pumped about catching the parade. When we were in NYC, we stayed right across from Macy's. Our kids thought it was fun to see...for about five seconds. Then they were over it.
So much to be thankful for.
We snapped a picture before everyone arrived.
Everyone came to my mom's house for a yummy Thanksgiving lunch. This is my grandpa with Bowen.
All the girls :)
Two cute little turkeys
The kids had their own space downstairs. I think they were pumped about having their own table.
The 30's something table
My mom had set up a little craft table. This crew was loving it.
They performed a little turkey play complete with a hunter...the cutie in green plaid.
Then it was time for the Turkey Bowl. Nixon and I came up with the idea. We let Nixon and Camden pick teams the dreaded p.e. style. Not gonna lie...I went in the last round. And this next pic might explain why...
Please take a look and explain to me what I'm doing. I think I was flailing my arms and making weird noises to distract the other team. I'm not sure it worked.
Once we started sweating, we all pretty much called the game. But it was a good time.
Remember on Thanksgiving my family likes to SING??! We haven't been to Missouri for Thanksgiving in over ten years so I'd almost forgotten. Here we are with singing, "The 12 Days of Christmas". My mom handed out days and I must say Tab and I were feeling lucky. We grabbed the twelfth day from the start so we'd only have to solo once. I'm not a rookie! My big kids thought this was SO FUN!
Then it was GAME TIME!
My mom found the cutest Family Feud-Christmas version online. This blog had done ALL THE WORK for you. My mom just printed off and we played like Steve Harvey. The game had ten rounds so everyone got a turn. We split into two teams and had a blast! #winningteam
Bowen made himself comfortable. :)
On Friday morning we said our goodbyes and the kiddos and I headed for Texas.
Sunday morning we woke up to this cutie turning FOUR!
The big kids were singing in our church's Christmas service which meant we had to be at church crazy early.
We did this while we waited. :)
In between services we hung out in the choir room. A few of our favorites stopped by to say hi. Miss Brittany is so sweet and these two adore her.
And these two girls, Caroline and Mackenzie, have been babysitting the Slaughter kiddos since the beginning. We love these girls so much!
Ebby Lee was so excited to be a part of the Children's Choir for the Christmas service. They started practicing back in October and have met weekly (with a few extra practices thrown in). Nixon needed a little convincing but I know on Sunday he was so glad he had joined. When Ebby Lee told me she wanted to audition for a solo, I downplayed it and tried to convince her otherwise. She and Kensington both tried out and GOT A DUET! We were all so excited! This picture is from a performance on Sunday morning. Look at those two! They can be so quiet and shy, but they were absolutely ROCKSTARS. I was so proud of those two girls. I was with them before they went out to sing every time (we had three services) and they were as cool as cucumbers!
Our church has a great "Deck the Halls" Christmas service the Sunday after Thanksgiving to kick off the Christmas season every year. You can watch online here.
We had a fabulous Thanksgiving week and we made some amazing memories. So much to be thankful for this year. Whew! I think I'm all caught up with our week. I'll be back tomorrow with some FAVORITES!