We had a wonderful celebration with my family (just missing my twin sister and brother-in-law...although they will be here in 1 week!) We enjoyed my dad's homemade raviolis and loved watching the little ones chase each other in circles until they were zonked out. We have so much to be thankful for. Everdeen at this age has been reminding me so much of myself when I was little. We have one home video...it was 1988 and my sister and I were turning four. My mom had rented a video camera from the local video store and she recorded our birthday and Thanksgiving. It's funny how I hear my voice in Everdeen and see myself sitting at the dining room table 27 years ago eating my ravioli...making the same inquisitive looks. Although, she's a much more adventurous eater than her mama was :)
I love that our children get to experience some of the same special moments that we did as kids...there's just something so amazing about family traditions that become ingrained in our souls and become part of our culture as a family. We long for these moments all year long...the familiar smells, the familiar sounds, and stories told year after year. It's such a reassuring feeling that next year we can look forward to it all again.