We had a great Thanksgiving Day with Kelly’s family.
I’m guessing we had more desserts per person than any Thanksgiving celebration out there! Aunt Faye brought dessert and brought cookies, cream puffs (these are homemade not from Costco!), mint layer cake, and her famous cardomom bread. Sandy brought more cookies and pie!
After dinner we played a scavanger hunt game, the kids were just going to play and somehow it worked out that Marian was with Jess, Ez with Shelby, & Tobin with Evan (oldest with oldest, middle with middle, youngest with youngest), so when the adults decided to play we put they in their appropriate birth order group.
Our group (the oldest) set out and spotted a few of the items quickly, it started to snow/drizzle pretty quickly and there wasn’t anyone outside except these nice men, since we needed someone playing football, we asked them if they happened to have a football, “sure, right in the garage”, they were happy to help and threw the ball around a bit so we could check “people outside playing football”-we figured NO other team would get that one (I took the picture bc I knew no one would believe us). It drizzled a bit more but we were pretty determined at this point. It was then that we realized, as the oldest and clearly most competitive that we were probably the only ones still outside at this point. We actually found everything on the list-even a dog barking to be let in (thanks to Kim). We headed back pretty proud of ourselves and a bit wet. We, as predicted were the last ones in and no one else had found everything. The “under achieving” youngest group gave up quickly and didn’t show much concern:) The “life’s not fair” middle group tried to find loop holes in our win:) And the “overly competitive and we won’t quit until we succeed” oldest group won the prize (which was nothing but bragging rights). We all had a chuckle over how typical we all were.
here’s our winning list
Being able to hang out with Jess, Shelby & Aunt Kim was extra special, the kids really miss the girls at college!
and we had a Wii tennis tourney
It came down to Ez (he’s really good-I can’t beat him) and Evan, Evan just barely pulled it out after multiple tie-break points