Friday, November 27, 2009

Gobble Gobble Gee

      It has been 5 years since I have had Thanksgiving in Iowa with my family, so it was a real treat to get to spend the past few days in Iowa City with my siblings and niece and nephew!  Matthieu and I took Ella and my old babysitting charge, and his little brother to the Iowa Children's Museum.  We had a blast playing with the different exhibits and got ice cream AND rode the carousel too!  I watched O for about a year and a half at the beginning of his life so seeing him as a SECOND grader is amazing.  Of course, the fact that he is a superb reader with a witty sense of humor is awesome.  His parents are smarty-pants so no surprises there!

       Jim had hunted down some great recipes for the meal and  he and Matthieu made up Stuffed Jalapenos that were a huge hit, dressing that was amazing, and fried up a turkey.  

         To top off the evening, we all watched the Iowa All-State concert on PBS- as Keegan made the orchestra.  He is a bassoon player and it is quite the honor to make it as a Freshman.  Jameo kept looking for him on tv and would yell "Keeg-keeg!  More Keeg-keeg!" anddelighted us with wonderful dancing to the music. 

     Hope everyone else had as wonderful of a turkey day as we did!

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