I would have to say that Kylie's first Thanksgiving was a resounding success. I cooked a mini-Thanksgiving lunch for us. By "mini", I mean, I didn't cook enough food for 15 people. Our menu consisted of a small ham, turkey (because Steve prefers ham, but I thought turkey had to be included since it was Kylie's first ever Thanksgiving), macaroni and cheese, sweet potato casserole, cornbread, dressing, hashbrown casserole and fruit salad.
Kylie thought it was good. :)
After lunch, we took some time to rest and then headed down to Deanne's house for Thanksgiving dinner. It was extra special for us there because Deanne was so close to our adoption, so celebrating Kylie's first Thanksgiving at her house was pretty neat.
Speaking of, we are nearly all decorated for Christmas here. We usually start the day after Thanksgiving because we never know what our weekends between now and the holidays are going to look like. Typically, by the time Thanksgiving gets here, I'm nowhere near ready for Christmas. I'm not in the mood and not "feelin' it".
This year, I am SO ready! I'm excited for Kylie. Not many people get to celebrate the first Christmas of their child at an age that they can actually ENJOY it. Jenna was only 6 months old her first Christmas and then 18 months old her second so she really didn't get it either year. Kylie will be just a month shy of being 2 years old at her first Christmas. I'm not sure she'll understand about unwrapping gifts, but I bet she'll catch on pretty quickly...she sure does enjoy the tree...more on that tomorrow...