I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday yesterday, full of reflection and family togetherness and eating too much turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. This year we had our traditional family Thanksgiving meal at my aunts’ house, involving a big delicious turkey dinner eaten around a table with all the fancy table setting stuff.
We brought the high chair along so Lillian could join us at the Thanksgiving table for the first time. (Longtime readers may recall how last year she was only a month old and slept in her bassinet while we enjoyed our meal.) I imagine it must have been interesting and exciting for her, this different kind of meal in a different house with different people than usual.
We thought she might even partake in some mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes and stuffing, since it’s soft enough and not a choking hazard and whatnot… But she didn’t seem very interested in any of it. The first bite, she made a face and let it all dribble out of her mouth, and then clammed her lips shut and kept squirming away from the spoon when we offered her more.
In the end, Lillian ended up dining on some Gerber mashed peas — much better than Thanksgiving dinner by baby standards, I guess! Though perhaps this is a sign that we need to work harder to offer her a more diverse range of foods lest we end up with a picky eater.
Anyway, those are the highlights from our Thanksgiving. It was a wonderful relaxing day with family, and we have so much to be thankful for.
How was your Thanksgiving? Anyone doing Black Friday shopping today? It’s hard to believe Thanksgiving is over already — I suppose it’s time to start thinking about Christmas shopping and holiday decorating and all that fun stuff!