Thanksgiving weekend has come and gone. We continued our family tradition of going for a picnic at a park with the whole turkey dinner brought with us. My family does this meal potluck style, so everyone pitches in. While I was seriously hoping baby girl would be here by now, she is still waiting to make her arrival. Sadly I didn’t get to wear my maternity pants as Thanksgiving dinner pants… oh well. I decided to go, though I did face the usual question no pregnant woman wants to hear at this point. It was still nice to get out as it was the one day over the weekend that it did not rain.
It’s just like when you go camping, food always tastes so much better when outside. This year my mom made a dish called lazy perogies. It was incredible. Seriously, look that one up, try it. If you like perogies, you’ll love this too. Now I just need to figure out how to make it. I fear it’s one of those dishes that my mom will always make better than I do.
Evie is one who when distracted by people, and everything around her she will not eat. We could have stayed the whole time there at the park, and she would have gone without eating until she got in the car to go home and then realizes she is hungry. We forgot to bring the portable highchair seat to strap her in. With others around this time though, and all eating, I think she realized it was time to eat and enjoy the meal. She did really well eating a good chunk of what was on her plate. I knew what she really wanted though. She wanted to be able to get one of the cookies she had helped to decorate in the morning.
Evie also discovered the amazingness that is eggnog. I love that it is available this time of year because I enjoy having eggnog in chai tea. Evie has never had it before, so this was the first time she has ever tried it. She was hooked and managed to get a couple glasses out of us. Drinks like this she calls “special milk” and has been asking for it every day since out picnic. There is none in our house right now though. Her only opportunity to get some will be if there is some in the fridge at Grammie-Poo and Grandad’s house. For now though she is cut off until Christmas time at our home.
A lot of time was spent wandering the park, playing pass with a frisbee, or bocce, or over in the playground. It was wonderful having other people who were willing to keep up with Evie and follow her around the whole place keeping an eye on her. There was no way I was keeping up with her at this point. She did come back with a collection of leaves for me after going and watching some people fishing near a bridge. Soon it was time to pack up and head home, it was getting a bit cold out with the clouds moving in, and several people wanted to watch the baseball game that afternoon.
All in all it was a really nice laid back day, and weekend. Just what we needed. For now we continue to wait for baby girl to get here. I am so thankful for my family.