I knew I was forgetting something. In all the hustle and bustle, I forgot to tell you about our Thanksgiving. It annoys me to no end when the stores skip Thanksgiving and jump straight into Christmas after Halloween. None of that here!
Our Thanksgiving plans had been to go to my Mom's house. Unfortunately, she got sick. So we invited ourselves down to my in-laws Thanksgiving. It's always fun for the kids there... cousins! The boys get to play with their boy cousins and talk Pokemon and video games. And the Doodlebug gets a good dose of what life would be like surrounded by sisters. Girlie stuff everywhere! And she has a ball!
After our delicious Thanksgiving meal, Aunt Nancy gathered all the kids at the dinner table to teach them a new game... Spoons! It was a great game! The kids all get 7 cards. The dealer passes the cards around the table with the goal of getting 4 of a kind. Whoever gets 4 of a kind first is supposed to sneak a spoon off the table. As the other players begin to notice a spoon is missing, they grab one themselves. A spoon grabbing frenzy soon begins and someone is left without a spoon. That person is the loser.
Needless to say, there were some tears shed... no one likes to lose after all. But it was a lot of fun! Trying to keep up with the passing of the cards, watching what you have in your hand, and watching the spoons was quite a lesson in multitasking!