Whew! what a whirlwind holiday! We had a very fun but very busy Thanksgiving weekend. It was my first time to host my parents for a major holiday, and of course, Emma Kate’s first Thanksgiving! My parents drove up early Thursday morning, and we spent the day eating and watching the parade and football.
Turkey? for me?
We had a yummy lunch with all of our favorites, and EK actually slept the whole time so everyone got to eat at the same time, hooray!
After lunch, the boys and Emma Kate did what you are supposed to do, take a nap! Meanwhile, I went for a run and completed my own little 5k since I didn’t get to participate in a Turkey Trot.
EK’s face trips me out in the photo below. Grandpa was sticking her tongue out at her, and she wasn’t so sure about that.
Friday morning, my parents watched EK while I packed since we would be going to their house in Louisiana that night. But first, we had Thanksgiving lunch with all of Bobby’s relatives. My parents took the dogs with them for us, and poor Sassy wanted to make sure she got to go, so she hopped in my suitcase.
I didn’t take pictures at lunch since so many of Bobby’s relatives had cameras, but I can tell you It was a little crazy with 16 kids under the age of 16! Late that afternoon we drove to my parents, and Saturday morning I got up early and ran 6 miles in gorgeous weather. A new post pregnancy PDR!
For lunch we had some family over for a surprise 80th birthday party for my uncle. Here is the birthday boy with the tiny human.
That afternoon I did a little shopping at Target, and we did some relaxing and watching football.
This is the face of a happy girl who slept from 8:30 pm until 7:30 am! YES!
Sunday morning Bobby, EK and I went to visit our friend Jennifer. We met through local running events and blogging, and have become in real life friends. She had her little boy Alex a week before me so it was fun for the babies to meet!
How funny that we are both in running shoes and black yoga capris? Such is life as a new mom and runner!
After our visit we went back to my parents house to BBQ, it was so gorgeous with temps in the low 70’s, so we sat outside and hung out for a bit then watched the Saints game before making the drive back to Mississippi. Like I said, it was a whirlwind, but a lot of fun and I am glad I got to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with so many different family members.
QOTD: What did you do for Thanksgiving? Favorite part?
Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie says
I bet your family loved having Emma Kate for Thanksgiving!!
Karen :0) says
So glad yall had a great Thanksgiving! Poor sassy “take me, take me!” Haha Great job on your six mile run!
she made me so sad, of course I couldn’t explain she was going with us!
Mindy @ Road Runner Girl says
Sounds like a great first Thanksgiving for EK!!!
Awww, I know that look on Sassy’s face. My parents have a cat who jumps on my mom’s suitcase whenever she’s packing. He hates it when she leaves, even if my dad is staying.
Great job on the 6 miles!
Erin @ Her Heartland Soul says
I love EKs monogram whale shirt! I’m glad you had a happy Thanksgiving!
Me too! It’s her first one!