We are now all rested up and back to a quiet normal life with wonderful memories of a very busy and happy day. Becca posted pictures of the day for me so I can now show you some of the fun times we shared.
First we had the band. James in the foreground had the big bass drum. Colby had the four smaller pots. Regina played for a while and then decided to be the conductor. It was loud but it was also fun to watch them play so well together and sing. When Regina tried to organize the whole band, things got wild. She wanted the boys to stop and start when she gave the sign but the boys would have none of it and when she tried to take Jame’s big bowl away from him he hit her on the elbow with his spoon and things got out of hand quick so I took all the pans and put them out in the truck. The kids took it well and just moved on to a quieter game.
Patty called then and we got a chance to talk to Phil. He sounded great and it made our day to have them join the fun.
I put the melted butter in the bowl and Becca held the bowl so James could use his right hand to mix and his left to pour the items I measured out for him and there was lots of them. raisins, dried cherries, dried cranberries, dried blue berries, dried pineapple, dried dates, flour, brandy and more.. He stuck right with it until he helped put it all into the mold to steam it in. Then he helped get the sweet potatoes ready to cook for the creamed sweet potatoes. Grandad peeled them, I cut them and James put them into the pot with some water. We got some other things ready and then we took a break while the turkey finished cooking.
With a hand from Grandad to steady his, James enjoyed carving the turkey. They took off the breast, cut it up and put it on the plater. James did a great job and really enjoyed helping with the knife. When it came to the drum sticks James found something more interesting than the knife.
Now it is on to Christmas. Have a great day.