Friday, November 26, 2010


This Thanksgiving Mom and Dad headed to Cali. They are spending the holiday with my brother Kyle. From the sound of things last night things were going well. Update: Kyle called and said they ate In n' Out Burger because the turkey didn't turn out. I don't know if he's lying or not. I'll wait for a call from my Mom confirming. 

Ever since my Grandma died Thanksgiving has been just my immediate family. We used to get together with my Mom's side of the family at my Grandma's house. I'm fine it being smaller though. Everyone just does their own thing now. It's just a happy, relaxed day of eating. It seems like everyone has multiple Thanksgivings to attend anyways. That would really stress me out. I didn't. Just the one. It was semi-stressful though because I was going to be the chef this year. 

I had a game plan. I wrote all the recipes in Tori's notebook and planned out when I'd have to start things so it would all be done at the same time. That's a science. The fact that everyone thought I'd do fine kind of stressed me out. People should start believing in me less, so when I pull something off they can be really impressed. You know what else is like science? Baking. I think that's why I love it so much. It makes me feel like a scientist. All the reading, measuring and testing. 

Baking things you don't eat is sort of weird. I have no way to test if it's okay. If I did test it what would I compare it to? I know if I tried the pumpkin pie it would just be, "Well, this is sickening. I wonder if it's more or less sickening than it's supposed to be." All I can do is bake it, set it out and hope for the best. Apparently it was good. As was the cheesy broccoli and gravy and I forget what else I didn't try. Unless they were lying to me. God damn them if they were! Their punishment is eating something disgusting and having to pretend it's not. 

Baby William tested potatoes and cool whip. Both delighted him. He was smiling all day, except once, when he bonked his head and even then he was laughing at his Dad through tears. Tori and Alyssa put on a post-lunch dance performance. I was supposed to announce to everyone, "Batgirl and Unicorn Star Song will be performing for you shortly." I accidently announced their performance as a presentation so their Dad came downstairs and said, "Show us your presentation. If you don't I'll give a presentation." 

 Dressed in satin while dancing to Bell Biv Devoe. 
Tori was inadvertently dressed like the Dalai Lama for her performance, or perhaps it was totally intentional. 
Me and Baby William were just sitting back and taking it all in. He LOVES watching his sisters, soon he'll be joining the dance team. 
Tori is into videogames. Her and Scott played some old school Nintendo and XBox 360 (a Batman game).
There's William and Baby William. 

Baby William thought the text Will got was for him and he was pretty excited about it. 

I hope you all had a happy thanksgiving!


Gary's third pottery blog said...

gosh you have the nicest family :)

Peter said...

Apart from your Thanksgiving adventures
("a rehearsal for Christmas" my precious one calls this event we Europeans miss out on),
Baby William made everyone's heart melt - his smile is beyond adorable!

Becky said...

That's a fun Turkey Day... and little William is pretty darn cute. :)

k.a. barnes said...

I love laid back holidays! And I love Tori's Dalai Lama ensemble. Looks like a fun day with fun-time people!

Leigh said...

Lol you crack me up, "People should start believing in me less". Happy to hear your Thanksgiving was splendid. :)

George and Maureen Johnson said...

What a fantastic Thanksgiving you had. I never worry about the For me it's just the fun of getting together and sharing love, and fun! Sounds like you had plenty of both...! Love the photos, and brings back memories when I was small and loved to put on my performances for family. lol lol :)

Liz said...

we all should dress like the Dalai Lama more often.

Stalling in Upstate said...

Dear WWKD,
Not sure where else to ask this but here goes. I am supposed to keep track of everyone who wants to sign up for Secret Santa for a bunch of artists. One of them wants to know how many people have signed up. Would it be ethical to reveal the exact number? Please advise,

Stalling in upstate.

Reverend Awesome said...

I would say exact number would be ethical as long as you don't say names. You can trust me because I have a Masters in Ethics from Unicorn Sparkle Toe University.

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