Friday, November 21, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone

Mission accomplished - well, I still have to clean the kitchen while I'm cooking tomorrow. That's no biggie. It's the most convenient time - while I'm waiting for the oven to "do its thing."

I'm going to an early morning bake sale (8 AM) and Harry will leave for Nashville around 11. I'm staying home. The car doesn't have enough room for four adults, an 18 month-old with her seat, and all the stuff they are traveling with. This is their first family trip aboard an aircraft and I suspect it will be memorable in more ways than one. We will be so happy to see them.


The little kid toys are cleaned, sorted and waiting for eager hands. The grownup games are higher on the shelf but ready for action when the time is right.

The easel with a white board and a blackboard is standing tall and braced for action. I cleaned the white board but James wanted to demonstrate his ability to make 2's. I decided to let them stand. A neighbor is down sizing and decided she didn't need to keep her well used bumper pool/poker/gaming table. It's now at my house just waiting for whatever happens next. It'll be a good extra eating table if games don't work out. The remote car's batteries are down and the charger is lacking some part (or broken). Maybe it'll look interesting enough to at least one of the kids for them to tell us what we need to buy to make it drivable again. This little car is one fast cookie.
. . . . . And last but not least. The snack cabinet is stocked. Don't tell me, let me guess. You spotted the almost empty cookie bin. It's for "flying saucers" (Vanilla Wafers) which I will buy while I'm on my bake sale run in the morning. Also, there is fodder for restocking the shelves - remember, we are having big kids/adults, too. Gotta keep them happy and sweet. I might add that the rules are still in effect for the little kids. Treats AFTER eating regular meals and then only an alloted amount.
Have I forgotten anything? Beds are fresh and clean - so are towels. Bathrooms ready for action. The master bath is a mess - but a clean mess. I hope to have it finished by Christmas.
I don't know how often I'll post for the next few days. Maybe everyday and maybe very little. But I won't forget my buddies and I'll be back as a regular soon.


Cheryl said...

It looks like the stage is set for a successful Thanksgiving. I love seeing your pictures. Have a great holiday!

Brad said...

Man-o-man! I wanna come play (and snack) at your house.

Smocha said...

Holy moley ! I'm coming to your house!

I'm sure you guys will have a great time. Don't forget to take lots of pics for us nosybodies.

happyone said...

I'd like to come over too. :-) Everything looks ready and waiting for a great time.
Have a wonderful holiday and enjoy your family!

Anonymous said...

You are a lady after my own heart. I would camp out at that snack place. I love junk food! Enjoy your family, I know you will have fun.

SOUL said...

well there's definitely an echo in here. i hope you all have a great thanksgiving.
sounds like you will.

Summer said...

I spy a sock monkey!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Michelle said...

Everything looks wonderful! I am sure everybody will feel cozy and loved while at your house. I would.

Yummmmm, look a the goodies in that cabinet!

P,S. I love how you set up the toys. It looks so inviting for the children.

You are too precious and sweet to do all of this.


jAMiE said...

Hope you had a very happy Thanksgiving...lovely family pictures!