This year we decided to stay put for Thanksgiving break and enjoy a low key week at home. We did our Thanksgiving dinner shopping on Monday and just hung out around the house just being as lazy as possible. Today we all slept in and then after getting ready for the day we got started on our fabulous dinner. The girls and I prepped the turkey by washing it, buttering it, stuffing it, and sprinkling it with salt and pepper. After the bird was in the oven Abby and I made the chocolate cream pie while Emma peeled the sweet potatoes and regular potatoes. Emma has officially been assigned as the family potato peeler which she loves. Both of the girls helped out with rolling out the dough for the rolls and Emma helped with the pumpkin pie. In between our messes Mike was there to help clean up the dishes. The boys took turns taking care of Madeline so that I could be in the kitchen. It was definitely a team effort today which made our Thanksgiving dinner no stress at all to make. This year I tried two new recipes....a new roll recipe and a new recipe for the sweet potato casserole. Both were absolutely delicious and ones we will repeat next year. We ate around 2:30pm and then sat around for awhile just relaxing after stuffing our faces full of yummy food. Some of us rested and others played games before gathering to clean up the dinner mess together. One of the things I enjoyed the most about this Thanksgiving was how much we really bonded by working together. I really couldn't be more grateful for my wonderful family.