thanksgiving for three.

chris, cohen and i spent thanksgiving alone this year. just the three of us. i worked a bit friday, since i'll be taking nine days off in a couple weeks (more on this later) i needed to get some things done in preparation for our trip. so rather than drive seven hours (round trip) with an eight month old for a family meal, we decided to stay home and have cohen's first thanksgiving together. i was kind of sad about staying home by ourselves, so i came up with a few fun things for us to do while we celebrated, and you know what? it turned out to be one of my favorite thanksgivings so far. funny how that works?

we wore feather headbands

made a last minute table setting, that turned out pretty darn cute. we used ball jars, sticks with yarn pom poms, and pumpkins we had around the house.

of course we ate way too much food.  i didn't want to omit any of our favorite dishes just because there were only three of us, so i went all out. we had roasted turkey breasts, green bean casserole, stuffing, roasted butternut squash, cranberry chutney, sauteed brussel sprouts, and pumpkin pie.

we made a thankful jar.
but, the thing i will remember most about this thanksgiving, is the fact that a little someone decided thanksgiving would be a great time to take his first step. i was too busy completely freaking about the fact that cohen took a step to even contemplate taking a picture, so i'm glad chris was the sane one in our relationship and snapped this picture. at 8 months and 11 days our baby boy took his first step.  i'm still in awe of the whole thing.

as a working mom, one of the things i was most worried about was missing out on all of his "firsts". so watching him take his first step, was a bit more emotional than it probably should have been, but i couldn't help but be overly joyful when i witnessed his little leg take that first step.  it's something i will forever be thankful for. 
we also napped, took a long walk, watched hilarious thanksgiving episodes from friends, watched a bit of football, and sat in awe of our ever changing little boy. hope everyone had a wonderful holiday, i know we sure did.

happy monday! {monica}


  1. Oh my gosh! I can't believe he took his first step! Precious : )

  2. I almost cried reading this--really! How amazing for you & hubby to capture your son's first step together AND on T-day! Yea, friend! On another note, are you telling us that Chris helped with the table decor by saying "we used ball jars...". Really? 'Cause if that's the case I am proud of him!

  3. that sounds like such a perfect Thanksgiving! We spent our just the 2 of us & I did the same over-cooking for 2 thing. but it's fun!

    and so glad you got to see his first step :)