The boys first Thanksgiving was a good one. My parents and little brother came into town on Wednesday night to help us celebrate. Mom and Dad took on the first part of the night shift to let Jessica and I sleep which was great. Dad also decided to sleep on the couch so that he could be a part of all the feedings and help out the whole time. He did decide that diaper changing duty wasn't part of his job description, but that was a fair trade for all his work with feeding the boys. On Thursday morning we started to get all of our stuff ready since we would be away from home for an extended period of time (the boys took a nap while we prepared). We quickly filled the car with a pack and play, bags, bottles, diapers, blankets and other needed items.
We then hit the road to the North side of town to my aunt and uncle's (Connie and Jerry, and we can't forget David) for a great meal. We were also joined by Grandma and Grandpa Bormann who were both pretty excited to see the boys. Grandma's first comment was questioning what type of work we expected the boys to do since they had their work overalls on. When Carter started to cry and Dylan was sound asleep, Grandpa wondered how he ended up with the angry one.
Rete, Rufus, Spencer and Margo also joined in the fun and all contributed to the food with side dishes and great deserts. The day consisted of too much food, a sampling of deserts, some football and a nap for Jessica and I. It was great to be able to relax for a little bit and know the boys were in the hands of a group of experts. From what I hear the boys cooperated and took a decent nap as well.
With one more holiday under their belts the boys are excited for the countdown to Christmas.