Saturday, November 29, 2008

thanksgiving feast

Our Thanksgiving festivities started early this year. We had lots of family coming into town for the holiday but Olivia's Aunt Sue Sue arrived in time to be able to attend the Thanksgiving Feast at Olivia's school. My aunt is a preschool teacher so I knew she would enjoy the chance to see Olivia at school. I signed up to help serve the feast to the kids in Olivia's class so I brought my aunt with me. Olivia was thrilled to see us and we enjoyed serving the cuties their meal. The feast consisted of chicken nuggets, carrots, cornbread and pumpkin bread for dessert! The perfect kid meal. All of the kids spent the days leading up to the feast making their turkey place mats. They were excited to have their meal served on the mats and most of them really enjoyed the food. It was a lot of fun for everyone!

After lunch the kids had a little time before dismissal. Olivia used this time to show her Aunt Sue Sue all of her favorite work. She went from one activity to the next making sure she showed off all of her talents. She even made sure to introduce Sue Sue to her friends, including her best bud, Ophelia.

Olivia did not want to go home that day, but she had no choice. After a little resistance she finally agreed to go home with me and her Aunt Sue Sue. I am glad Sue was able to be a part of the Thanksgiving Feast. I think she enjoyed herself!

We still have our family in town for the holiday. It has been a fun long weekend. Everyone will be heading home tomorrow so I will post later in the week with some photos from our weekend. Before I go I want to share with you the final pictures from our photo shoot with Betsy & John. Betsy finished processing all of the photos just in time for our family to arrive for the holiday.

Needless to say we are beyond thrilled with the finished product. Check out the post on Betsy's blog that shows more of the pictures as well as the slide show she put together for us. Click HERE. The slide show is short and if you have the time you must watch it. It is set to music and shows all of the best pictures from that day. We are so happy to have so many wonderful family photos to choose from. We are so anxious to get some of them in frames and on the walls of our new house. Thanks again to Betsy & John for capturing our family so well.

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We will need a few days to recover from all of the excitement when the weekend is over. Olivia is upstairs right now taking a nice long nap. Having so many different family members to play with really wears her out, but she is having a blast! That's what it is all about!


Wormie said...

Looks like Livie and Aunt Sue Sue had a great day at school!

Betsy's photographs are amazing!!!

Anonymous said...

I am so happy that Aunt Sue Sue was able to share this event with Olivia. Olivia is so fortunate to have such a wonderful extended family.

Anonymous said...

I am so happy I was able to go to Olivia's feast and see her in her preschool setting, such fun. I was happy to meet her little friends and see how much Olivia loves her school....Aunt Sue Sue

Tiffany Leininger said...

One word for your slide show: Beautiful! I had tears in my eyes just listening to the music and seeing how happy you all are! I think they are great and I am so glad you shared them with me. Thank you!