Thanksgiving Recap

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

For all of my negativity a few days prior, I woke up Thursday morning feeling absolutely overjoyed with my life. When the first sight to greet your eyes is that of your two most favorite human beings, you can't help but be filled with gratitude.

Especially when following, my stomach was filled with cinnamon rolls. Yum!

After a leisurely start to the day our family headed North a bit to my uncle Larry's, where there were plenty of boy cousins for Isaac to play with.

Isaac was super excited to see his Grandma, although he would periodically refer to her as Julie, as he's picked up from the other daycare kids.

We still don't have a word for Grandpa, but that's all right. He states his intentions pretty well when he takes off on a dead run towards him.

Isaac just couldn't get enough of the boys playing all around him or the circle he was able to make going up and down two sets of steps.

Unfortunately, those steps caused Isaac a couple of tumbles. Those, coupled with his absolute refusal to nap resulted in a super crabby boy.

Thankfully uncle Levi was around to cheer the little man up.

Although he still wasn't the happiest when we tried to take a family picture.

Oh well. You win some, you lose some.

Our family was extremely emotional this year during Thanksgiving, as it was the first holiday without a Starzynski girl attending. While it's been well over a year since the loss of Abbi, just this spring at Easter, Sarah was with us and now she was painfully not. Kristi and Rob's pain was evident to everyone and no words felt appropriate to say. The fact that the children in the house were boys seemed relieving to most, but I still questioned how much comfort they could take in that. They can certainly still use the prayers!

Following my uncle's, we went to my Dad's and met up with my Stepmom and Aunt's family, including my sister in law and stepbrother from Indiana! We had a great time catching up with everyone as the cousin's played together. Since we'd just eaten at 1:30, I didn't think I could eat again and passed on my 2nd Thanksgiving dinner. I still regret this decision! We didn't go home with any leftovers and I just feel like I blew it. I want more Thanksgiving dinner! :)

As I mentioned before, Isaac didn't nap all day and had been coughing all day with a runny nose. I noticed he looked warm so I started stripping off his clothes until he was just running around in his diaper. Oh yes, how the mighty fell. One minute dude's wearing a tie and the next he's almost naked in front of everyone! Unfortunately he just grew more and more flushed until the point that we decided to quickly leave. He was clearly uncomfortable, sick and hadn't slept. Although I wanted to visit more and the game of CatchPhrase was just going to start, I had to make a decision as a mother to do the best for Isaac.

So home we went.

My heart completely full.


Leslie G said...

What a handsome little outfit- and I love the family picture! We need to take more of those.

Julia Goolia said...

he is adorable even when cranky. And we play Catch Phrase with our family too! What a tradition.

And how could you pass on second dinner?!?! Ugh!

Julie S. said...

What a sweetie! :)

Megan said...

I feel like there's so many words to describe you and your family. Beautiful, adorable, so sweet? Yeah, all three of those.

And your Mom? Also beautiful. I don't recall ever seeing a picture of her before. You look just like her. :)

Drea said...

What a cute little guy you have! I enjoyed your blog, its beautiful.

"mom of 3 boys!"


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