Thanksgiving 2011

Friday, November 25, 2011
We spent Thanksgiving this year with our friend Bryan. We missed having Sue, Bryan's wife, come this year too, but she was in Texas with their daughter.

It would just be five of us this year--3 adults, 2 kids and 2 begging dogs. Oh, and a 21 lb. kosher turkey. Its go big or go home with the turkey around here. We use the leftovers for "Turkey Curry Buffet" day!

After the turkey was in the oven, it was time to set about tuning and charging the batteries in the RC cars.  It was like Christmas morning for Oliver when he came downstairs to see all the RC cars on the coffee table. "WOW!" he exclaimed.

Late morning is when we break out the cheese tray, dips and a quiche.

Then, its time to race.
Oliver driving his "Ghini" (aka Lamborghini) RC car with Bryan. Most the time he preferred pushing it rather than using the remote.

Chloe and Matt set up the race course.

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines.

Oliver is impressed.

Chloe tests her skills by trying to drive the RC car without the cones falling off.

Not to be outdone, Oliver attempts too.

After racing, we prepared for the big meal.

 And carved the turkey, which Oliver declared "No like turkey!". So he ate mashed potatoes, which he spit out, and all the strawberries and blueberries from the fruit salad. He then asked for ice cream. At least he stayed awake this year for the meal.

The adults enjoyed our Thanksgiving meal with a celebratory nice bottle of wine.
We capped the evening off with dessert and a marathon of Grand Turismo 5 on Bryan's PS3.

We hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving.

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