Julia made the buckeyes by herself for the first time this year.

Making buckeyes

She did it herself

(I think she might have sampled a few along the way.)

Lucy was the official “turkey paster.”

Lucy, the "turkey paster"

Bee was a whirling dervish who insisted on wearing a fancy dress because she felt special, but refused to brush her hair or wash the chocolate off her face.

My whirling dervish

And Jack soaked up some quality time with his dad.

Jack and his daddy

The kids were excited to use the “fancy” glasses at our meal, which was delicious.

Day 29

After, we waddled to the living room and settled in to watch one of my all-time favorite movies – Planes, Trains and Automobiles. When it was finished, Julia said, “Hey, wait. No one move. We’re all here.”

Julia was in her dad’s lap. Lucy was in my mom’s. Bee was in my dad’s. And Jack was in mine.

“No one move. Let’s watch something else together.”

And so we did.

I have a lot to be grateful for today, but there is nothing greater than this.

That for which I am most thankful