Next we set our rolls out to rise, then prepared our stuffing, sweet potato casserole and spinach souflle`.
Gigi had been busy Friday making some deviled eggs to have as appetizers in the afternoon, along with artichoke dip (not pictured), little smokies, and cheese/pepperoni crackers. Certainly a bountiful harvest of food!
Our resident artist, Natalie, spent quite a bit of time designing our dinner place cards while the boys were playing with the train. She carefully chose a sticker for each of us, then decorated our cards, front and back. They turned out so beautifully and were definitely made with love!
Children love to be helpers, so we got them busy setting the dining room table for our special meal. Even the Sams could carry silverware from the buffet.
Once the table was set we had some time for blowing bubbles and enjoying the beautiful fall day outside.
Then it was time to carve the turkey, put the food out and enjoy the fruit of our labor. What a feast!
Twins certainly enjoy a special bond as evidenced by Nathan and Natalie considering considering one another their best friend. At this age, they really wish they could marry each other when they grow up.
We were all tickled when Samuel wanted his shirt off after dinner. Think he got hot. Well Samantha spotted him and wanted to do the same. So here they are, playing a little game together by hiding in a corner, totally "twin play"!
Finally, it was time to retire to the couch and recliner to watch some football...well sort of.
It was a wonderful day filled with family. From breakfast (with monkey bread of course) and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, to a dinner filled with traditional fare, we count our blessings and give thanks to the Lord.