Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving Day

Hello regular Twice Blessed Mommy readers! 

Twice Blessed Daddy is guest-hosting today from sunny (but very cold) Ohio.  We're here visiting TBM family and friends for the Thanksgiving holiday.  Today, we're in Columbus where the TBM extended family meets every year to stuff ourselves silly with turkey and pies and catch up on old times.  The yearly family picture is taken, and pictures from past years always bring laughter and tears.  This year has been bittersweet, since TBM's Dad is here only in spirit. However, we have been blessed by the happy memories of years gone by, though his ever present sense of humor will always be missed.  And, we know he is gloating, in spirit, at Ohio State beating Michigan once again earlier this month.

Tate and Reese are making their first visit to the annual Thanksgiving event, and are both sick with a cold (naturally).  However, since they are now really toddlers, this does not slow them down; they're just more effective at passing their cold around as they run around the house.  Since they tend to weave  through people a lot faster than TBD (they've evidently watched football and know how to use blockers), I think the exercise I got today more than compensated for all the food.

Tate has been particularly active, more than we would expect since his cold is a bit worst than Reese's.  We think it's because he can see better.  On Tuesday, he got a custom-fitted contact lens to replace the lens they removed during surgery a month or so ago.  Putting a wafer-thin piece of saran wrap in his eye is a bit of a challenge (we dropped it in his mouth on the first try, which made the nurse who said "I've seen everything" say "I've never seen that"), so I leave it to TBM and just "assist" as needed.  Once he had it in and was on his two feet, he immediately stopped crying and stared in the distance. I thought I heard him say "whoa" (we must watch too many Keanu Reeves movies).  It was obvious he might have been seeing pretty well for the first time in his life.

So, if you're wondering what TBM and I are thankful for today, it's that we are dog-tired from chasing our agile (but sick) kids who are acting a lot like normal children.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.


littletoesandcheerios said...

They were very active today despite their colds! I'm so glad we got to spend time with them and I wish we had more time to spend with all of you and lived closer.

"Fred" will crack up at the Keanu Reeves comment!

Tammy said...

Happy Thanksgiving to y'all. Glad to hear your little blessings are doing so well.

Love the contact story.

Stacy said...

Yes, they were busy! Tate maneuvered very well through everything and everyone. Hopefully that lens made a HUGE difference for him.

Happy Mommy said...

Joe, I love that you guest blogged today! I really need to have HD guest blog sometime! Thanksgiving was really fun! I really loved playing Taboo together at my brother and sister in laws house. We need to go get that game!

Carolina Mama said...

How are the twins? :) They are soooo cute! Here's to a Merry Christmas!