Thursday, December 31, 2009

Home, Mom and New Years Eve

We're back home again. Mom is feeling really well and so we changed our plans and came home a few days early because we miss Scott and he has today, tomorrow and the weekend off from work and we wanted to be with him(and he really missed us too, of course). We were blessed to find flights for all three of us for the same price as our old tickets, so we didn't have to pay any fees for the change. The flight home went really well despite the 45 minute delay. There was a family of four, mom, dad and two little boys in front of us as we boarded the plane, and the woman, upon seeing pregnant me, alone with three little ones, smiles and says to me, "you're my favorite person." She made me happy.

Mom started driving again last week and is enjoying a little more freedom, though she's still taking it easy of course. We went to see her old Doctor, Dr. Traverso, almost two weeks ago and he thought she looked great and was healing wonderfully and his advice to her was to get back to work! Then we met with her new doctor who is an oncologist. He basically said to live her life and we'll go without chemo for now(maybe forever), she may try natural things, and they'll do a CAT scan in the end of March to see what everything looks like and how much the cancer has grown(if any). If it's grown a lot or is giving her a lot of pain(which she's experiencing none of right now and she's not taking pain meds), then they may try something else to help alleviate the symptoms. He says it is pancreatic cancer, but it's not the really aggressive kind that her father had. This one is called Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor and is supposed to be pretty slow moving. We're praying and hoping for the best!

I will have to post some pictures later of our trip to WA when Scott brings his lap top home, but for now we'll just do without.

Today Scott took Elisabeth and Charles sledding on their new sled from Santa. I stayed home with Annabelle; I fell down a couple stairs today and really hurt my bum and my arm so I laid low for most of the day trying to ease the pain(most of which came from the tailbone area). I don't think anything is broken because the pain isn't excruciating, but it's noticeable... I'll probably have some nice bruises tomorrow. I made sure to lay down for awhile afterward until I felt the baby move, and she did and all seems normal: lot's of movement, and no bleeding is always good. After the fall, Scott and I decided that I will no longer walk down the stairs with my arms full of things. After dinner we played hide-and-seek and hungry hippos, and then once Annabelle was in bed we played some more mature games like pick-up-sticks, old maid, go fish and chutes and ladders. The kids enjoyed staying up later playing with mom and dad and eating snacks. And now that all the children are in bed, Scott and I are getting ready to play boggle and checkers; I can't wait! Happy 2010!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

We Three Kings

I think I may have posted this before, but I love it, and it's Christmas so here it is again. We Three Kings, starring Hugh Jackman; he has an awesome voice!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Flying solo

I've been in WA with the kids now for about 5 days. Things are going pretty well, though we had a couple of rough nights when we first got here, trying to adjust to the new sleep arrangements etc. We all miss Scott and can't wait to see him again. We don't like being away from him.

Our flight here went extremely well. Scott dropped us off at the airport in the morning and we had skycap take all our bags and put them on the plane so that I wouldn't have to struggle dragging them around the airport and waiting in the baggage line with the kids and all our stuff. That worked really well. The security check was the hardest part (even though they let me zip right through the long line to the front) because we had to take everyone's shoes and jackets off and then put them back on again. And it really wasn't too bad. The people behind us were very understanding and sweet. But something I'll remember for our flight home will be to wear shoes I can slip on fairly easily, and to grab our things off the belt and move to a bench before putting everything back on again.

We only had to wait about 20 minutes before they started boarding the plane which was nice. Once we got on we pulled out some snacks so that the kids could be chewing and swallowing when the doors on the plane shut and for the elevation change. When we were up in the air, we pulled out our dvd player and started a movie, but after a little while, Elisabeth wanted to draw, so I had her move to the row right next to ours that was empty....we were lucky enough to fly when the plane was mostly empty....and the people who were on the flight, apparently thought it would be wise to stay away from the 6 month pregnant lady with the three little kids, so that was nice; we had lots of open seats around us. So, even though Annabelle was a lap child, she only sat on my lap during take off and landing. The flight went really well, the kids were entertained and we bought some snacks to eat that we don't usually buy but that they wish they could have, so they were pretty happy. And the flight is only 2 hours which was a good amount of time. About the last 15 minutes Annabelle started to get really antsy and wanted to get out and walk through the aisle, so I was thankful that our plane was getting ready to land. I hope we're just as blessed on the flight home. Oh, and on the decent, Elisabeth's ears were hurting a little, but it cleared up as soon as we landed; that seemed a little odd to me because she hasn't had any trouble with sinus lately.

Thanks a bunch to my brother Luis for picking us up at the airport and taking us safely to Granny and Grandpa's...even though he forgot the carseats. I checked one on the plane for Annabelle, so at least she was safely strapped for the 30 minute drive home. And Luis is a good, safe driver.

I'm continuously grateful to the Lord for watching over us and blessing us.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Congratulations Scott!

We just received word that Scott passed his Civil Principles & Practice of Engineering exam! He studied long and hard for the exam, and took the 8 hour test about 2 months ago...they said we'd receive the results in 8-10 weeks. So this just means that he's completed an important step in his professional career.

Note to Scott: Good job honey! We'll celebrate when we're together again! We sure miss you and can't wait to see you! Love you tons!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Los tres amigos

posing together
praying together
playing together

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Annabelle's many faces

Mean face:

happy face:

Brrr it's cold:

I love that she'll do these on command.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

I spy....

I spy with my little eye:

A toy teapot, cup, drum, strawberry, truck and penguin. All of which should not be in our Christmas tree, but I think it's too funny so I don't stop the kids from 'decorating' and 'redecorating' it themselves. I don't know where they come up with these ideas; I guess they were born with some creative talents.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Short testimony from Elisabeth

"I no the chrch is tro and I can obea the cumamist. When Im 8 Ili get baptisid. I luv Mom Char Elisabeth Dad Annabelle."
Translation: I know the church is true and I can obey the commandments. When I'm 8 I'll get baptized. I love Mom, Char, Elisabeth, Dad, Annabelle

I think, for a 5 year old, she did a pretty good job of sounding all these words out on her own. She wrote this one night when she was supposed to be in bed sleeping, and then brought it out for me to read. Things like this melt my heart.

I see the Star


My uncle Fred (my mom's brother) put out a Christmas cd over a month ago and it's wonderful! He wrote a few of the songs and then there are the well-known Christmas songs on there as well. He has a beautiful and peaceful voice, and the songs are uplifting and will bring in the true spirit of Christmas into your home. We listen to it a lot in our house and we all love it. You can get it through his website www.fredgrazzini.com (copy and paste it in because I couldn't get the link button on here to work) or you can buy it on amazon and through a couple other retailers. If you want to listen to samples of the songs, you can do that on his website. Go check it out!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Taking matters in their own hands

Many times in the mornings, the kids wake up first and they're hungry. But I've told them that I get to stay in bed until 7am every morning if I choose. And so, they take matters in their own hands. They push chairs over to the counter and Charles will get the bowls down for cereal and the cups for juice while Elisabeth will get the cereal and the straws. They'll get everything out and sometimes pour their own cereal if they're really hungry, or once everything is ready, they'll grab a banana or another piece of fruit and eat that while they wait for me to come out and pour their cereal and milk. They're getting so big and independent!

Update on mom

December second was the day mom went in to have her whipple procedure done where they were to take out the tumor at the head of the pancreas as well as some other organs. When Dr. Traverso opened her up, he discovered some flecks of cancer on her liver so they decided not to do the whipple anymore, but rather a double bypass around the pancreatic tumor and they took out the gall bladder that had stones in it.

The next day he talked with her and told her she does not have pancreatic cancer, which is a very aggressive cancer, but another slower moving cancer. They called it the, neuroendocrine tumor metastatic to liver islet cell tumor. Currently, mom is still in the hospital recovering from the surgery but she is doing very well and not feeling any pain(because she has an epidural. Bless whoever's heart it was who came up with epidurals!). The doctor says she should be able to go home Wednesday as long as she can meet what requirements they have in place(ie. walking up stairs, getting along with just some pain meds and not the epidural etc.).

They are going to try and stop the growth of the tumor but Dr. Traverso is not going to start anything right now but will refer her to an oncology team. Mom would like to try some natural treatments which the doctor is not opposed to as long as they do not thin the blood or make it clot easier...it has to keep her blood clotting factors the same or he doesn't want her doing them.
They will combine the natural with his recommendations. And other than that, they're kind of in a 'wait and see' period where they will have regular checkups to monitor what's going on inside. But things are feeling a little better, I think. The discovery of the cancer on the liver though, means she's now in stage 4 which is not good, but the doctor says it's slow moving so let's pray that's the case and that we can get it to stop progressing. Mom is very optimistic and has a lot of faith. And there are (and have been) many, many people who are praying for mom and Dr. Traverso....in fact, the day before she went into surgery, mom told Dr. Traverso(who is not LDS) that many people were praying for him and that his name was in two temples at the time and that she knew he'd have a really good/lucky day, come surgery day. She's a courageous, clever and sweet woman! Just a few more days until me and the kids are with her and the family!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Christmas activities

Here are a few pictures from our Grazzini family Christmas party. We always do a white elephant gift exchange which is a lot of fun. Annabelle got some headbands and her and her cousin(I think they'd be second cousins?) Nya had fun trying to fit as many as they could on their heads.
One night Santa and Mrs. Claus came to our city center. The kids all wanted to go see him, so we went over and the kids got to sit on his lap; well not Annabelle. She didn't want to get anywhere near him. They also had crafts to make and cookies to decorate and scones to eat. Elisabeth wanted to wait in the long Santa line from the beginning, so that's what she and I did. Scott on the other hand thought we should do the crafts and just skip Santa because the line was so long. So he took Annabelle and Charles to do the crafts and then once they were done they got in line to do Santa, which it turns out we should have done too because Elisabeth and I waited over an hour in line and Scott only had to wait ten minutes because they went later in the evening. Oh well. But that's why I only have pictures of Elisabeth with Santa.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Go BYU!


Scott and Ben went to the BYU vs U of U game last weekend down in Provo, and me and the kids went to Gina's parents house to watch the game, eat and play. Most of her family are Utah fans and some are, um... outgoing and passionate about their team(lol!). It was fun and I love being with her and her family so we all had a great time. Thanks Gina for letting us come along! Here's a picture of Annabelle sporting her BYU "victory party in my crib" t-shirt.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Elisabeth's haircut


While Becca was here visiting, Elisabeth asked her if she would cut her hair. Elisabeth wanted it to her chin, but I asked Bec to have it be a length where I could still put it in a pony tail. So she has shoulder length hair now. We either straighten it or add curls to it after she takes a bath, though the kids only bathe two to three times a week so it's really not too much work. Thanks Becca!
And since Elisabeth was having her picture taken, Charlie wanted in, too. And since Charlie got to do a funny face, Elisabeth wanted to do a funny face, too.
Welcome to our lives: constant fun, silliness and entertainment!

Our FHE turkeys


We read the turkey with a terrible temper story on the Monday before Thanksgiving and while I read it, the kids would glue on feathers that corresponded with the story. Once we finished the story, we each wrote one thing on each of our feathers that we are thankful for, so we each had to come up with 5 things. Charles was thankful for Mom, Dad, his cars, his books and his digger(excavator). Elisabeth was thankful for her family, her bed, clothes, food, princesses and ballet(she doubled up two on one feather). I'm thankful for Jesus, our family, friends, scriptures, temples, that Scott has a job and much, much more. Scott wasn't there for our FHE because that's when he was working really long hours, but I think he'd be thankful for all the things we mentioned(he may not have said princesses, though our girls are princesses so if you think of it that way, then he'd be thankful for princesses too).

And here are a few random pictures that the kids took one Sunday when they got a hold of our camera.
And one more random picture of me and Scott over the Thanksgiving holiday

Backing up

Thanks Maren for letting me borrow your lap top so we could get some pictures on here! You're a life saver.

Alright, so now that I have some pictures, I'm going to have to back up a little and probably do several posts.

Here are a couple of pictures that probably should have been on the last post. Here are Becca and Grant, and here are a couple of pictures of some of our new gadgets that we got on black Friday. And we've used both the crock pot, the phones and the toaster oven and we love them. We use the toaster oven a lot and I'm really liking it! I love that you can cook up to 4 pieces of bread at a time, and that you can warm up pizza or garlic bread lots more.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Cafe Rio crock pot chicken

Thanks for all the crock pot recipes you shared through comments and emails. I have so many more to choose from and I can't wait to try them all out!

This past Friday Scott, me and Krissy did some early morning day-after-Thanksgiving day shopping while Becca and Grant watched the kids(Thanks guys!!). We were pretty successful. I had been wanting to get a larger crock pot since ours is a 2 quart one, and I saw an ad for a 5 quart digital crock pot at a couple different places for around $10. We were able to pick one of those up and a toaster oven (Charles melted some crayons down our toaster some time ago, so we've been using another hand-me-down one that will usually toast at least one side of the bread) each one was $10! I love finding good deals! And we got a few other things. Today (Sunday) we had our annual Grazzini Christmas party, and we had it at our house this year. My aunt brought the salad and my cousins brought some amazing desserts (don't forget to email me those recipes ladies!) and we were in charge of the main dish. I wanted to do a crock pot meal since we get out of church at 4pm and the family was coming over at 415, so that's where you all came in handy. I ended up making the Cafe Rio crock pot chicken. We also served it with the Cafe Rio rice, black beans(canned; I loved canned black beans!) and the Cafe Rio green salad dressing that Scott and I made the night before. I hadn't made any of these recipes before, and normally I would never experiment like this on guests, but I'm glad I did because they all turned out great. They were great recipes. Thanks all, for sharing!

Oh, and by the way, I'll have to post pictures of different events later because, for the time being, Scott has to leave his lap top at work since they're working on some confidential business, and for some strange reason, our computer will not read and load the pictures from my camera. It's done this ever since we got it last year and we've tried all different things. Anyway, I'm not sure exactly when he can bring it home again, but it may not be until all the deadlines are due which is December 10th.

Oh, and by the way again, we had Scott all to ourselves for 4 days in a row(well, probably more like three since he went to the BYU game Saturday) which was a little piece of heaven on earth for our family! We LOVE having Daddy with us!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Please share crock pot recipes

Hello everyone, I need your help. I love making crock pot meals, but I only have probably two recipes that we really like(okay, and I haven't really ventured out beyond trying maybe one other), and so that can get boring. I was hoping that you all could share with me one or two(or three or four) of your favorite crock pot recipes so that I could have more to try out and choose from. We're not too picky, though we don't really eat fish. Besides that, I'm up for anything, casserole dishes, meat dishes etc. Please share! Thank you! And if you could share within the next couple of days that would be ideal because I want to do a crock pot dish for Sunday. Thanks again!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Just kidding

So, well, it looks like Scott's crazy hours are not over yet. Yesterday he worked for about 16 hours, and got home around 1130pm. And tonight...we're not sure what time he'll be home but it's now 830pm and all the kids are in bed and it's not looking like he'll be home for a few more hours. We love you and miss you Scott!

Many thanks to my dear friend Elisa L. who watched my kids so that I could do our Thanksgiving day shopping without them today, and who then invited us over for dinner! We had french onion soup, which was my first time ever having this, and it was divine! So good! Well, but anything Elisa makes is SO good. So anyway, now here I am, bored, writing blogs, not really wanting to read anymore today or watch any movies(I've sure done a lot of that this week. By the way, don't watch Mama Mia, the whole plot and moral of the story is just no good. Sorry to those of you who do like it. But Up is cute. I cried within the first 5 minutes of that movie; it had a very touching scene in the beginning where we see the life he has with his wife and it touches on the key points and it's just so sweet). I can't wait to see Becca and Krissy tomorrow! Yay!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Thoughts on New Moon and the Twilight saga

My friend Maren and I went and saw New Moon this past Friday evening. I thought the movie was much better made than the last. There was a lot more dialogue, they followed the book more closely, the music was better and really, just everything about it was well done. And I actually liked this movie better than the book New Moon, probably because instead of reading hundreds of pages about a depressed 18-year-old broken hearted girl, you only have about a half hour of it. So that was nice.

There were mostly women(and girls) in our theater, though we did get to sit next to a middle aged male who kept yelling 'shut-up' to the women who would cheer and squeal when certain actors appeared on screen. It was kind of funny, and annoying. I just don't like it when people are squealing so much that you can't hear what's being said. Anyhow, apparently Eclipse is done being filmed and they're not sure if they're going to make Breaking Dawn into a movie yet...which I can understand. I mean, Bella and Edward did get married in that book and all the readers got to experience a bit of their honeymoon(nothing terribly explicit, but uh, I could definitely see where Hollywood could make this really, really bad).

Maren and I talked afterword about different things we've been picking up from these books(and movies) that seem a little shady:
1. Bella wants to be intimate with Edward and not get married
2. Edward spends the night in Bella's room, every night...even though they're not doing anything
3. Bella is obsessed and completely dependent on Edward and when he left her she went into a 3 month or longer depression and never fully recovered until she got together with him again.
Hum, and I'm sure there's more, but those were a few we talked about.

Anyway, sorry about the randomness of my thoughts here, but that's how my brain works sometimes.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Phew!

Boy am I glad these past eleven days are behind us! Scott has had to work really long hours every day of the week for the past eleven days(10 and 11 hour days Mondays-Saturdays and 5 hours Sundays), and that's hard on all of us.

It's hard for Scott to have to be away from the family that long and to have to sit in a chair all day; that can be bad for the body. And he hasn't been getting enough sleep because he's been going in so early every morning. And it's been hard for us not to have Daddy here while the kids are awake for eleven days in a row. I didn't realize how much of a help it was to have him home. In the morning he helps with breakfast, and then again in the evening he helps with dinner and clean up and helps get the kids ready for bed and plays with them; he usually still has energy at that time of day, whereas mine is mostly gone. Having Scott home is huge. I missed being able to talk with him over dinner and laugh with him about the crazy things that happened during the day. And then of course, not having him here all day two Saturdays in a row and half of two Sundays. Yuck! But we made it through, and now it's time for the next group of people at Scott's work to take over the project and so he won't have to work as much, just his normal hours and perhaps a little extra time if they have questions about what he did. Well, that's what we're hoping at least. And hallelujah, Thanksgiving is just around the corner which means a couple of extra no-work days for Scott, and our sisters, Becca and Krissy will be here so it'll be so nice! Oh and, we decided about a month ago to fly to Seattle for Christmas, so this extra work has actually been a blessing because it'll pay for our trip and more. And another blessing from this work trial was that I was able to strengthen my relationship with our Savior. Looking back, I see that I was more sincere with my personal prayers and scripture study(I spent more time than usual on my knees and with my nose in my scriptures and in the Ensign) which was the thing that saved me. I knew He was right there with me, helping me along, and making the load seem a bit lighter at times. I am so grateful that we have a loving and caring and kind Heavenly Father who knows and loves each one of us.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Making sugar cookies


The kids and I made Thanksgiving sugar cookies this week(we ate and shared half of them and the other half we froze for next week) . Elisabeth and Charles both like to be very involved in the mixing and baking process. Well, at least they start out that way. But Charles, after a short time, gets distracted. Here he has magically turned his rolling pin, into a baseball bat. Elisabeth actually did stay focused and on task the entire time, and she was a big help to me. I did most of the rolling out and then she'd help with the cookie cutters and while I placed everything on the cookie sheet, she'd get all the dough scraps together and ready for me to roll out again. It's nice when my little helpers can actually help. But, I suppose there is an experimenting and learning time that they all must go through so that they can one day be capable and helpful. Annabelle and Charlie are both still in that experimental/learning stage. It's fun to watch them learn and see their eyes light up with excitement when they see the finished product and something they helped create.

Friday, November 20, 2009

FHE lesson

A friend of mine made a post on her blog about an FHE lesson they did about a turkey with a terrible temper. It looked really cute and I wanted to do it for our FHE lesson this week since Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so I googled it. And I found a really cool FHE exchange website. Click here to check it out for yourself. I found the story and printed it out and thought others might be interested in it as well. I think I'm going to trace each of the kids feet onto brown construction paper(they did this in Elisabeth's kindergarten class), and then cut out feathers in each of the colors from the story and have them glue it on rather than use the clipart from the story, because our black and white printer printed the whole thing out gray. And now, here is the story of "The Turkey with a Terrible Temper".

Preparation:
Copy the turkey
make feathers the colors as indicated in the story

Song:
"I am Like A Star"

Lesson:
Read the story below.
Once there was a little brown turkey who had a terrible temper. He often flew into rages and ranted around until he was a nuisance in the farm yard. One day he lost his temper about some little thing and got so angry he flew into a rage and went RED as a beet. The other turkeys laughed at him and said:
You're RED, RED
RED as a beet:
Red from your head
To the tip of your feet.

Tom Turkey didn't like anyone or anything so he ran away and hid. He sat and sulked for a long time. When he calmed down and came out of his hiding place he was really RED all over. His head was RED and his neck was RED- he was RED from his head to his feet.

He hurried to the edge of the farm to visit Dr. Owl who was wise and knew all the answers to everything. "You have to learn to control that temper of yours!" hooted Dr. Owl. "if you don't remember in time you will end up being a very sorry turkey."

The next day Tom Turkey was brown again except that he had a red feather in his tail. He was very glad to be brown again, but he still thought it was everybody else's fault that he gotten so angry the day before.

Tom's mother called to him to help with the Monday wash. But Tom got the BLUES as soon as he started working. he moaned and groaned until his mother said he was acting like a baby. You can guess what happened next- he lost his temper again. This time he went BLUE all over! As he was running, the other turkeys yelled:
You're BLUE, BLUE
From your head to your toe,
BLUE all over
wherever you go.

This time Tom Turkey sat and sulked and blamed his mother for losing his temper . By morning he was BROWN again but now he had a blue feather next to the red one in his tail.

You can guess what happened the rest of the week. On Tuesday Tom didn't want to clean up the yard. He said he hated cleaning up with a PURPLE passion. Just as soon as he said that, he was in a rage he turned PURPLE all over. the turkeys shouted:
You're PURPLE, PURPLE
That's all we can see,
You'd better go hide
Under your favorite tree.

Of course Tom Turkey sat and sulked and blamed everything onto everyone else.

On Wednesday morning he was BROWN again but he had a purple tail feather added to his RED and BLUE one. He was beginning to feel ashamed that he couldn't control himself like he wanted to.

He went out for a walk when he saw a big ear of corn that his turkey friend was eating. Tom was GREEN with envy. He thought the farmer had no right to give someone else the cob of corn. And before he knew it, he had turned GREEN all over, and was in another terrible temper tantrum. The turkeys all turned to him and yelled:
You're GREEN, GREEN
GREEN as the grass
Why don't you get wise
And stop all the sass

And of course again, Tom Turkey went to his hiding place to sulk and feel sorry for himself.

On Thursday morning he was BROWN again but now he had a green feather amongst the other brightly colored tail feathers. But something was happening to Tom Turkey. He was really beginning to change. He wanted to keep his temper. He didn't feel like being ashamed of himself. He was determined to try hard and do just that.

Of course all the turkeys like to tease Tom and while they were playing a game of Gobble and Waddle someone called Tom a coward. Before Tom stared to think he had flown into another tantrum. this time his face turned YELLOW and his neck was YELLOW and the turkeys were saying he had a YELLOW streak down his back. They yelled:
You're YELLOW turkey
Just like we said
Why don't you go home
and hide under the bed?

Tom Turkey had turned YELLOW all over because he had forgotten to control his temper. But this time he sat under the tree and thought a long time about everything. He had only himself to blame for his mistakes. He was beginning to realize that he was the only one who could make things better.

When he awoke in the morning he was brown again with a new yellow feather in his tail. He didn't say a word to anyone, he just went about his business and said to himself, "I can do it, if I try hard enough!"

Mother Turkey asked Tom to keep an on the little turkeys while she went to the store on Friday. While she was gone all the baby turkeys ran through the house with muddy feet. When Tom saw what they had done, Tom almost lost his temper. But this time he just held his breath as long as he could. He turned as pale as a ghost, but didn't lose his temper. The turkeys yelled:
You're WHITE, WHITE
But your temper didn't show
Maybe you're changing
We really hope so.

all Saturday and Sunday he kept calm and was tickled pink to think he had gone two days without a terrible temper tantrum. He was still a little brown turkey, and a very happy one too.

He reported back to Dr. Owl on Monday and Tom Turkey thanked him for his help. Dr. Owl told Tom he earned the wright to wear the brightly colored tail and that he should show it off proudly from now on.

So when you go to the farm and see the turkey with his fan shaped tail all unfolded, remember this story about the turkey with the terrible temper.

Treat:
Turkey shaped sugar cookies

All bundled up