holiday in photos

Although I often work Thanksgiving and the weekend following it, our Thanksgiving traditions remain largely unchanged. We always watch Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, so this year we didn’t as we celebrated on Wednesday. I still spent the day cooking, however, even with the help of my grandparents’ caregiver. Jo Jo fought me tooth and nail during bed and nap times, but otherwise played happily throughout the day (that is, she crawled/climbed on and into everything).

Meal prep: pies and sparkling juice, Jo Jo helping with stuffing, setting the table (the silverware was mine when I was a baby)

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Baby’s first Thanksgiving: playing with her ball while I cook, rocking with Ga Ga, the onesie, rocking with mommy, the bib

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Christmas Tree decorating: Jo Jo’s ornament (cropped to hide real name), Avalon’s ornament (given to me last year by co-workers after she died), Jo Jo “helping” with the tree

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And my favorite holiday event: baby-free night out at the movies with a friend!


Author: Mother of All Things

Mother by fostering, adoption, and marriage... wife to my best friend... Bay area critical care nurse... travel in my blood, reading in my bones, clean food on my mind!

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