Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Thanksgiving Fun!

WOW, what a weekend. We decided to go to Alabama to visit my sister and her family. My poor sister had bronchitis so we really didn't see her all that much. She could hardly talk or breath. But we still had fun. The Sunday before Thanksgiving was my nephew's birthday, he turned 13 years old!!! NO WAY, I still remember when he was born. Before I know it, Joel will be 13!

On Thanksgiving morning we woke up at 5:15am to the sound of Joel being sick! Poor guy, he was crying on the toilet saying "Now we have to go home"! I told him, we were not going anywhere with him being sick. Luckily like everybody else who have gotten sick in our family with this stomach flu, it only lasted a day. He was sad that he didn't get to eat the turkey dinner (just wait till I tell you that cooking story!!) but the next day he was pretty much back to normal.
Have you met my new friend, Mr. Bucket!
So, Rich (my brother in law) took on the job of cooking the turkey. When it was time to take the bird out of the oven, there was a problem! The oven LOCKED UP! The top heating element broke and would not turn off. So the oven thought it was in the "self-cleaning" mode and locked itself up. We could not open the oven. Rich even tried to turn the breaker off but it still would not open. Rich even pulled out the manuel to see if there was a "secret" to it. But in the end, we just had to wait for the oven to cool down for it to unlock.
If you look really close, you will see th "LOCK" light under the time.
Its all Greek to me!
"Maybe if I push here..."
The Final result!Luckily, Mr. and Mrs. Thompson brought a ham too. But I have to say, the turkey really was not bad after you scraped the "chard" off!!
After dinner the girls got to sing some of the songs they learned at school. They did a great job. Riley also got to join them.

Christopher even got into it!
Taylor being silly! Josiah "walking" Tom!
The Day after Thanksgiving!


Mari Fontana said...

I'm sorry Joel got sick...not fun. I know!
Glad you guys had a good time anyway...

Toni said...

Oh, poor baby! I just want to hug him and make it all go away. But the rest of this post cracked me up. The turkey! Oh, how you need to scrapbook that photo.