Our son-in-law’s parents invited us to join them for Thanksgiving. It worked well since our kids were staying with them for a few days to work on some remodeling that the parents were doing. Chad’s parents live in a foothill community about 30 miles from Fresno. The houses sit on acreage, scattered across the hills, and there are lots of places to play and climb. Here are the big kids climbing one of the trees:
That’s Jen on the lower branch. Chad is up there on the left with his brother-in-law in the middle, with the cap. Chad’s sister, Sara, is up higher on a branch on the right, out of the view of the camera. Leeya found a swing hung on a nearby tree, and while swinging, she would call out to her parents, “Be careful up there. Don’t fall.” It was pretty funny to hear her parroting her parents’ admonitions to her.
Leeya also enjoyed some Thanksgiving stickers I had left over from my Sunday School class:
I offered to bring a couple of dishes that I knew would work out for the vegan/gluten-free meal. I roasted a large amount of Brussels sprouts so that there would be some leftovers for my daughter. I’m sure she got up and ate them for breakfast.
Chad’s mom made a vegetable lasagna and vegan pumpkin pie. Jen did a tofu turkey roast, gravy, and mashed potatoes. I also made bruschetta for Chad. Sara brought pumpkin soup.
Today I unwrapped the cheesecloth from all my fruitcakes and rewrapped them for storage. I think they are ready to eat.