We had a great Thanksgiving with the family in Indianapolis. We had a whole group - 17 of us in all complete with the kids' great grandmas and cousins. It was the most delicious meal that Judy cooked up for us...and that I ate for breakfast every day for the rest of the trip!
The kid table:
The grown-up table:
We decided to get some pictures of the whole group because, how often do you get 4 generations all together at once?
We took another one later in the day when cousin Eric had arrived and Mimi was with all 4 of her grandkids and 2 of her great-grandkids!
Then it was time for the Annual Turkey Day Games! Judy had asked if I wouldn't mind hosting the games since I do them every year and I was STOKED to introduce my in-loves to them!
There were a handful of games, each with their own point value. They ranged from the pretty tame (tossing a stuffed turkey into a bow, or guessing the weight of a pumpkin) to the extreme.
Here's June in the paper airplane toss:
My favorite game was Cheeseball Head, which involves one partner throwing cheese puffs onto the head of the other partner, which is covered with a shower cap and shaving cream.
Judy and Fred were the winners of this game! They obviously practice this all the time.
The last game was "Who Cut the Flour?" which involves a quarter placed on a packed mound of flour, and people take turns cutting some away until the quarter falls. Whoever makes it fall loses AND has to retrieve the quarter in the flour.
Michael's turn was right before mine and announced that he was going to make an extreme cut to set me up for a difficult turn. Karma is quick, though, and the quarter fell and I laughed so hard I thought I might be sick.
So Michael got to live out the alternate name for this game, which is "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" due to it ending with someone looking like Santa Claus.
The winner of the games was....LAUREN! She got first place and we all shouted "YOU'RE THE BEST, YOU'RE THE BEST" as a prize because the Turkey Day Games don't actually have prizes (yet?).
It was such a fun nigh that ended with some more rounds of leg wrestling, and bed times, and glasses of wine. We love making memories with the fam!