Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Hunters First Thanksgiving

I know everyone is sick of reading Thanksgiving recaps but I'm writing this mainly for my personal memory and keepsake since it was Hunters First Thanksgiving.

We had a very nice Thanksgiving last week. For the first time my mother came with us to my in-laws house to celebrate and to watch Hunter stuff his face with yummy food. It was great having my mom stay with us for two days, the extra set of hands to help with the Hunter is always welcome.

Hunter took a great nap in the morning but Thanksgiving dinner fell during the time he typically takes his afternoon nap so he was a bit fussy. He was also overwhelmed by all the people that were there (about 20), most of whom he doesn't remember having met. He was having a bit of stranger danger anxiety and really only wanted me, Kristian or one of his grandmothers holding him.

When it came to eating he was a champ and ate everything he was given. Not that I doubted he would. He LOVES to eat. We even got a preview of what it will be like on his birthday with the smash cake, when he got his hands on some pumpkin pie.

Finally after dinner, the only way we could get him to fall asleep (despite the fact that he was incredibly tired) was for Kristian to literally drive him around the block so he would fall asleep in his car seat and then brought him inside and let him continue to nap in his carseat.

We spent the rest of the weekend, decorating for Christmas, shopping online, cleaning the house and even went to see Breaking Dawn Part 2 while my mother-in-law babysat. Not a bad way to spend 4 days off.

My preppy little man. 

Three Generations


Hunters Great Aunts and Great Uncle.

Chocolate, Apple and Pumpkin pies.

Post dinner watching the Redskins beat the Cowboys! Almost better than the Super Bowl.

Digging into the pumpkin pie. And yes I put my Redskins jersey on for the game.

The next day Hunter enjoyed checking out the lights on the Christmas tree.
This Thanksgiving was very different than last year when I was technically on bedrest and having to take it very easy. I was also so huge and uncomfortably pregnant last year. This year I spent the whole time holding or chasing after a very active, almost 11 month old. Time sure does fly.


Brandy said...

I love holiday recaps! :) You have such a beautiful family.

Heather said...

I'm glad Hunter had a great first Thanksgiving! That story about driving him around the block in the car seat is too funny.

Stephanie said...

I've heard about parents using a car ride to help their little one fall asleep but as of right now, Connor hates hates his carseat.

Jamie said...

He's so cute in his little vest!

KatiePerk said...

Ahh. I was having flashbacks from my bedrest too. Time sure does fly!! This year was quite different at our house. I love his sweater vest!!!

Fiona said...

This sounds like such a perfect Thanksgiving weekend!! So nice that your mom was able to spend a couple nights and join you at your in-laws for dinner. Hunter looks so adorable in his preppy outfit!!! Love him. Great to hear your team won... and I love that you even put your jersey on to watch! :)

Brittany said...

Hunter is getting soo big!

Lauren E said...

He is such a cutie! I love his outfit and all the family pics. He really went to town on that pie!