Saturday, November 26, 2005

An Entertaining Holiday

We had a couple of really funny moments these days surrounding Thanksgiving and the Day After. Here's my attempts at describing them:

--During Thanksgiving breakfast with my parents, sister's family, and our family we asked Mikayla to do the prayer as she had learned a cute song during pre-school that they sing to give grace prior to having snack. It was adorable, and we thought we might let her do it again and join in during the dinner meal prayer.

However, Brayden had different plans prior to dinner and asked if he could pray. We said ok and what follows was his dialogue with God as we tried desperately hard to not laugh out loud.

"Dear Jesus, I don't really have a prayer for you, and this song isn't really about you, I can't really remember the words, but here goes: (singing) 'Over the River and through the woods to Grandmother's house we go. The horse knows the way to carry the sleigh'... and that's all I know, Amen"

--Very early Friday morning, Mom met us at my house to take off for store #2 in our shopping marathon. As it is tradition, Michele and I were preparing to have our pumpkin pie breakfast. Michele asked Mom if she'd had her pie already and this was her reply:

(Laughing) "Well, last night I took an Ambien. When I woke up this morning, I discovered the pie plate from the pumpkin pie empty in the bathroom. Apparently, I'd polished off the last 3 pieces and took a bath. I have no memory of this happening. So, yes, I've already had my pie for the morning......"

--Finally, last night, Sydney had done something minor that had alarmed John. His initial "off the cuff" response was "Oh crap, dog" (which is about as nasty as John's vocabulary gets these days)... Without missing a beat, Mikayla scolded Sydney as she ran off by saying, "Oh crap, Dog!" I guess you had to be here, but it had us in stitches!

Hope your holiday had it's own share of special and entertaining moments!!

(Here's some pics of Thanksgiving day including 3 generations of women in the kitchen, 2 little girls interested in taking over Grandpa's job, and one thrilled "Traig" awaiting Thanksgiving dinner!)

1 comment:

HollieHobbie said...

Your kids are so cute! I love the "prayer" that Brayden gave. I was picturing it and laughing out loud. And your Mom....oh my gosh....lucky her to eat 3 pieces of pie and be as tiny as she is! I don't think my weight can "afford" me taking Ambien....haha
So email me with the loot you guys got on Friday!