I spent Thanksgiving just as I have for the past several Thanksgivings...running in a 5K. Matt usually runs the Turkey Day 5k with me, but this year, his knee brace "miraculously" was missing. So, I ventured out to run by myself, while Matt stayed at home to watch Miles sleep. It worked out because we didn't really want to get little man out in the cold morning air. I finished in under 30 minutes and was able to get home before Miles woke up!
When the little guy finally woke up, we watched the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade and ate some yummy oatmeal and fruit. He had a big day ahead of him.
After breakfast, we all got dressed and headed over to Mimi's for Thanksgiving lunch with the Hatch's, Christian's, and Cleek's. Miles even got to eat his first turkey and sweet potatoes.
Despite this face, he really liked the turkey and sweet potato flavored baby food. (Thanks to his Fairy Godmother for the cute turkey bib. He looked so cute!)
After Mimi's feast, we loaded up the dogs and the car and headed to West Memphis to spend the remainder of the weekend with my family. Thanksgiving night we had dinner at Meemaw and Papaw's house.
Miles played cards with Ran-Ran, Uncle Joe, Papaw, Meemaw, and Grandma Lue.
...and then Miles and Daddy passed out in the recliner after such a long day of celebrating turkey day.
The next day, Honey, Meemaw, Miles, and I went shopping in Memphis. It was busy, but not too bad. Miles was a good baby!
On Saturday night, we went over to my friend, Christie's mom's house to see her, her husband Josh, and their two kids Owen and Ava Kate (Miles' girlfriend). Miles had a blast with Ava Kate. They even took their first bath together, just like Christie and I used to do 20 something years ago.
When we got them to the bathroom and took off their outfits, we realized they both had on Elmo diapers. Had to snap this photo! Too cute. Ava Kate is a little over a year old and Miles was almost 9 months in this picture.
Miles did take a bath, but not the right one in his eyes because when we got back to Honey and JoPa's house he took another bath in the dogs' water bowl.
It was hilarious. He kept splashing around. Honey actually let him get water all over her nicely swept floor. He splashed so much out that it got into the coat closet. Needless to say, Miles was soaked and we had to put him in another sleeper for bedtime.
This year we had many things to be thankful for on Thanksgiving, but the most important one is the precious little boy we call Miles. We are so incredibly grateful for him!