Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Early Thanksgiving

This weekend we celebrated Thanksgiving #1 with family and also had an amazing baby shower..

It was quite a weekend filled with delicious food and quality time. I am so grateful that we have family that will drive/fly so far to come celebrate with us!..not to mention all of my family in town who made the time to come shower Baby E with gifts. This little girl is already totally spoiled and adored and Rob and I feel SO very blessed for that.

Anyway, here is a quick(ish) overview of our weekend.

Rob and I whipped up homemade pizzas Thursday night and then Friday was filled with shopping/prepping for our big Thanksgiving meal...later we picked up my sister in law from the airport and headed to Ruthai's for some sushi and spicy thai food.... check out this spread.. (Christina is a sushi ordering extraordinaire)

Even though we were stuffed we had to head over to Graeters to get our Cincinnati virgin a big scoop of black raspberry chip ice cream, which she naturally thought was fantastic along with the rest of us.

The next day we had another set of travelers in town who drove all the way from Boston and got in late the night before. Since we now had 2 kids with us, we decided to head over to Lunken Airport to get our lunch on at Sky Galley...because what kid doesn't want to watch airplanes take off and land as they lunch..right?

They have a nice menu for a crowd (a little of everything), so everyone was able to find something they wanted and afterwards we headed outside to watch some planes take off.

Some of us ran off our lunch a little bit (oh to have a fraction of their energy!)

and take some pictures with the grandparents...

After a quick stop for some last minute needs at whole foods (I think some of my in-laws love going to the grocery store almost as much as me!) and starbucks, we headed home to get our thanksgiving cook on.

Our Thanksgiving was quite a spread:

"enjoy with friends"
What was supposed to be a small semi-Thanksgiving dinner turned into a full blown Thanksgiving dinner with all the (delicious) fixins and lots of delicious leftovers. So much fun!

Sunday my cousin and Aunt threw me a family baby shower!
I picked up the ladies from the hotel and we headed over...

While the menfolk did manly non baby shower things...

I didn't get nearly enough pictures of the event, but suffice to say my cousin and aunt are amazing and everything from the food, decorations, guests, adorable gifts and one paretty sweet diaper cake were all pretty much perfect.

diaper cake!!!
By far, the cutest shower gift!
best gift assistants ever :)
very spoiled baby :)
cute (and functional) decor!
tired little life of the party
grateful (and nervous!) parents to be!

Such a great way to kick off the holidays!
Hope everyone has an absolutely fantastic Thanksgiving with your family & friends!!

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