Kaia turned the BIG 1…Thanksgiving Eve…who knew we would have a “turkey baby”…sorta.
Her birthday was 11/26, the day before Thanksgiving. We thought about celebrating Wednesday, but decided against it and waited for family to join us Thursday…and we are sooo glad we did. What a Thanksgiving we had. My thankfulness and gratitude was overflowing and the 2 new little ones were a big part.
Pearlie’s parents (the kids call them Lolo and Lola), came up from Ft. Lauderdale, Pearlie’s sister, Marissa came over with her 3 kids (her husband,Nathan, is a pilot, and was flying), and my parents joined us for a fun day of playing with the kids, watching the Titans, and of course FEASTING.
Kaia was missing in this picture and during this meal, because she could not hold out any longer for her nap. She is a napping queen and is miserable if she misses them. Pearlie, lately has the kids on one afternoon nap a day, with the occasion morning one if they get up early or just seem tired. On Thanksgiving, with all her cousins to play with and all the activity and excitement, she let us know pretty easy that she was ready…Thanksgiving or not. It turned out good, because that made it better for her party later in the evening.
A big part of Thanksgiving is for sure FAMILY…and with the start of ours it was fun to see and experience how that would be for us and our loved ones. The sad part is that we couldn’t be with all the people that we love, but as always things worked out “just the way they were supposed to”, and the joy, gratitude, and love was felt for those present and absent.
So then later on our Thanksgiving Day we got to have fun with Kaia’s 1 year birthday celebration. As usual for this age…it was more about the adults creating photo opps and having fun with it than really anything Kaia was looking forward to experiencing. But as you can tell in the video and pics she figured it out and her fun was evident and matched ours, as we watch.
This last week and weekend has been so full and for the 1st time it seems that FULL does not have to mean fast and furious as well. I am sooo glad we got to slow down and enjoy not just the holiday but Kaia, Mateo, and our family. We are so blessed and happy to GET TO experience this all…My life it seems will never be the same…Rock On Friends…Happy Thanksgiving (late) and a Merry Christmas (early) and all the moments in between (just right).