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Sunday, November 25, 2012

So much to be thankful for!

This Thanksgiving was SO much better than the last 3 have been. 3 years ago on Thanksgiving day, Raya was 2 weeks and 2 days old. I was not sleeping much back then and she was a constant stream of spit up and vomit.
The day after Thanksgiving that year, I dragged myself out of bed around 6:30 (I was probably already up anyway) and went shopping for a few minutes and then went home and probably took a nap. We decorated the Christmas tree that weekend too.
I don't think she really enjoyed it as much as the rest of us did. :)

The next year, her big sister woke up sick on Thanksgiving day. She puked all day. It was awesome cleaning up puke from 2 kids  and trying not to contaminate the non-ill puker all day long on Thanksgiving while Donny and the other 2 kids had the traditional Mexican food feast at his parents' house. (ha ha) I did get a lot of online Christmas shopping done that night though and had a peaceful, quiet evening to myself once they went to sleep.

Then there was last year's debacle. It started out nice enough. Great food, lots of family, amazing weather, and Raya actually ate some "dinner" on Thanksgiving. (sour cream and wheat thins, neither of which she can have now)
It was all fun and games until she fell off the bouncy horse and broke her radius & ulna in her right arm. We knew she had hurt her arm but due to her abnormally high pain tolerance, we didn't realize until the next day that she had probably broken it. Instead of standing in line Black Friday shopping, I was standing in line waiting for our favorite urgent care to open.

This year was lovely. We had an unbelievable amount of food (traditional food and Mexican food) and great company. I don't have any pictures of Raya eating because she only ate a few of her veggie chips & one of her special cookies that I made her (recipe coming soon) and that was it. She wasn't interested in corn or the whipped cream Donny's aunt had made out of coconut milk. Oh well. The girls had a great time playing with Grandpa's horses after dinner.

By the time we went home, the kids had all worn themselves out playing with cousins and having a good time. It was a great day!

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