This year Thanksgiving fell on the same day as Rebecca's birthday. I remember a friend telling me when she was born that she really loved having her birthday close to Thanksgiving as an adult - because it meant she spent it with family. I hope Rebecca will enjoy that too. I will admit that it was a little challenging trying to celebrate both on the same day.
We drove up the mountains to spend the holidays with my parents. My sister and her family met us there. Rebecca again baked pies. Eliana found them while she was getting them ready this year and decided to try them out - before they were cooked!
We enjoyed playing games.
And of course cooking.
The girls had fun making and decorating cookies. The boys liked eating them!
The boys received "money machines" as a late birthday gift. It's a box with a tab sticking out of the top. When you pull it, money comes out and out and out. They both loved this!
Eliana found the chocolate in the pantry.