Friday, November 28, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

This year we celebrated an early Thanksgiving gathering with our Cagle family. We brought two little turkeys to Fayetteville...

We ate, played games, and built a fire outside.

Molly and Grammy enjoying the gorgeous fall day:

Reed and Cameron played "Tarzan" in the backyard for hours.

Thanks to a book we checked out from the library, Reed had been very into the idea of the wishbone. He snapped the bigger piece of the wishbone. He wished for a yo-yo, and I happened to have one on hand, so I slipped it under his pillow to find the next morning-- so fun! :)

This year for dessert we brought monster cookies (with fall M&Ms, of course), and tried a new Pinterest recipe called Pumpkin Lust Cake-- a layered dessert with pecan crust, cream cheese, cool whip, and pumpkin spice pudding.

(The pumpkin dessert was pinned from Sweet Treats & More, here).

On Thanksgiving Day, the kids got a kick out of seeing the Macy's Day Parade in the morning, and then we celebrated that afternoon with a Morgan family dinner.

We visited by the fire, read, ate, and played... and Reed had a big 'ol time drilling football with Jonathan, playing a real trumpet they found, and climbing and rolling around in a new, fun Mimi contraption made of stretchy fabric and tied over the doors in the upstairs hallway! Such adventures! :)

We brought appetizers-- "nailed it" wedge salads (ha), cranberry feta pinwheels, and (of course) fluff. ;)

Cranberry Feta Pinwheels

1 package dried, sweetened cranberries
1 container cream cheese spread
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup chopped green onion
4 large tortillas (flour, wheat, or spinach)

1- Combine first 4 ingredients, mix well.
2- Divide and spread mixture evenly onto tortillas
3- Roll up tightly, wrap in plastic, and refrigerate at least 1 hour
4- Cut into slices and serve

My favorite memories this Thanksgiving are Reed's love for all things wishbone, and that Molly keeps calling a turkey a "gobble chicken." :)

Happy Thanksgiving!

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