It was really fun this year (and every year, really). All the Ottos came to town and partied it up with the Careys! GrandMary and GrandPapi were brave enough to let EVEN MORE people come to their house, and we all had a really nice, relaxing day. I am very, very thankful for both of my families.
Of course, everyone brings their own special item for Thanksgiving, and Aunt Becky made some delicious sweet potatoes with a pecan and brown sugar topping (a-mazing). She also had some help from the world's cutest pilgrim.
Vivi made her pilgrim hat for the Thanksgiving celebration at daycare, and basically refused to take it off for a good 24 hours. I finally had to take and hide it.
There are lots of steps to cooking. Fortunately, Aunt Becky had A LOT of help (and a lot of patience). First, you have to stir everything up.
Next, you need to give it a good sniff, to make sure everything smells juuuust right...
Vivi took this part very seriously.
And last of all, you have to give it a tiny taste test, just to make sure everything is perfect.
And the result? Did she like it? Was it fit to grace Vivi's Thanksgiving plate?
Happy Smile! A solid vote of approval. Hurray!
* You might be thinking my next post will contain a bunch of darling photos of Vivi and her cousins, and of all of the adults hanging out and enjoying eachother's company. It won't. Don't hold your breath. While all of these things happened, I managed to leave my camera at home and did not get a single shot. Headdesk.