K came down this weekend to celebrate Thanksgiving and join us at the farm, along with M & W and Great Grandma Nell. Wayne put out a feast, like he always does, starting with French cheesy pastry, portobello mushrooms stuffed with spinach and Virginia ham, and crab dip. That all came before we even made it to the main feast, and then it was all followed by dessert — apple pie and chocolate pecan pie. It was decadent, to say the least, and by the time it was all over, none of us wanted to move — and the three adults in our car were pretty jealous of the toddler and baby who had fresh Christmas pajamas to wear for the ride home.
Here are some pictures from our day, which was clear and beautiful, but cold. Not so cold, however, that Nellie couldn’t see the horses, which was all she talked about on the way up.
It was quite the horsey weekend, actually. Great Grandma Nell gave Nellie a horse purse, and K bought Nellie a stuffed riding horse for an early Christmas present. K then jerry-rigged one of Nellie’s dolls to the horse upon her request, which was acceptable only after Nellie determined that she, herself, did not fit on the horse.
Speaking of presents, K just returned home from Spain and brought goodies for everyone — including a (totally daycare appropriate) flamenco dress, which has become Nellie’s new favorite thing ever.
In case you’re wondering, Nellie hit her cheek on the coffee table last week while attempting a complicated twisting dance move on the couch. Last holiday season, she gave herself a black eye when she tripped in the kitchen at the old house — also just before our annual holiday trip to the farm.
The kid makes holiday photos tricky.
We were sad to say goodbye to K, who headed back to NY early this morning, but next up, it’s our turn to travel! Connecticut in a week to see Nellie’s cousins, followed by a little Christmas in New York!
Happy holiday season!