Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and we get to spend it with the Smith family in North Carolina! Sunday night, the night before we left, the kids were so excited it was hard to get them settled down and in bed, but we did it and we even managed to get the house all clean before we took off early Monday morning. Over the weekend we prepped for our flight to NC by doing laundry, cleaning and packing and this was part of that prep too: dividing out snacks and putting them in quart sized ziploc bags with their names on them. We'll have lots more pictures and a separate post on our North Carolina trip next week, once we're back home and I have time to sit down and write and load pictures.
I try and prep dinner in the mornings or early afternoons, before all the kids are home from school and the house gets really busy, and I love that the girls will often time do dinner prep with me. And they love it! This week Jane helped me make a vegetarian lasagne. I've learned that if I want lots of veggies in there, I've got to blend them up and mix them in with the sauce so the kids won't pick them all out :).
Jane snapped these photos of Nora, asking her to do different faces and expressions.
I love this picture of Charles out with a couple of friends playing football, Charles doing a little victory dance near the fence :).