Happy Thanksgiving – A Video Greeting…and Pictures!

We would like to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving.  Jennifer, Kate, and I had a thanksgiving to remember (Kate will have to refer to the videos and pictures for her memories…).  The day started around 9:30 AM when I came downstairs and performed the morning ritual (make coffee, clean all bottles and parts that were used during the night, boil all the bottles and parts that were used during the night, do the dishes, clean the kitchen, etc.) .  Kate and Jennifer joined me around 11 AM – just in time to smell the stuffing being made.

The turkey went in the oven at 11:30 AM, and was ready at 1:30 PM and was on the table at 2:00 PM with all the trimmings – stuffing (both in the bird and out of the bird), mashed potatoes, green beans, crescent rolls, gravy….).  Kate was happy to sit at the table with us and watch us eat!  She was very satisfied with her milk and formula (here’s a fun fact … Kate eats as if she has an imaginary twin who is racing her to the end of the milk.  It seems as though she is afraid if she does not eat as quickly as possible, there will be no milk left!).

We had pumpkin pie and ice cream a few hours after we ate (we call that “pulling a rokis”… after our friend Scott Rokis who spent thanksgiving with us one year in Minneapolis and looked at us like we had three heads after we served dessert immediately after the meal.  He suggested it was more appropriate to take a nap first!).  We finished the evening by looking through all the advertisements for black friday.  Jennifer is going to venture out of the house for the first time tomorrow morning to shop!

We made a video greeting for everyone and took lots of pictures… see below.  Happy Turkey Day!

Love,

John, Jennifer, and Kate!

The O'Connor 2008 TDay Spread

The OConnor 2008 Tday Spread

Kate wanted to watch Dad eat!

Kate wanted to watch Dad eat!

Kate gets dressed for the occasion...

Kate gets dressed for the occasion...

Kate exhausted after our big meal!

Kate exhausted after our big meal!

4 Comments

  1. maggie
    Posted November 27, 2008 at 9:17 pm | Permalink

    happy thanksgiving you guys did the circle of love and thanks…. ohhh I hope you guys have a great rest of the day!!!

  2. maryellen
    Posted November 27, 2008 at 9:17 pm | Permalink

    Ohh circle of love…..

  3. Grandma K
    Posted November 28, 2008 at 5:50 am | Permalink

    Love the Tbanksgiving day memory. You all look fantastic!
    Love,
    Grandma K

  4. Shannon
    Posted December 1, 2008 at 9:55 am | Permalink

    What a great Thanksgiving video…that was so nice! I loved seeing the O’Connor family all together. And, how impressive that you were able to cook and eat a Thanksgiving meal, too! Hope you had a happy holiday! And, I hope Jennifer got some good deals on Black Friday–good for you for getting out! We’ll have to plan a visit to meet Kate at some point…let us know when is a good time! Love you guys! Miss ya, Shan

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