11.09.2012

Thanksgiving Feast

We attended the baby’s Thanksgiving Feast at school last night – in a delightful evening full of food, friends and fun! 

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I spent the last week siphoning all the chocolate candy out of the little’s Halloween loot in order to make these brownies I read about in Southern Living.  Essentially, you bake a batch of brownies, pull them out 5 minutes early, top them with chopped up candy bars, m&m’s, etc. and then put them back in for 5 minutes.  I honestly thought it sounded a little gross but knew the littles would think it was totally incredible, thought it a fantastic way to get rid of the candy and loved that we’d be sharing all that candy with a bunch of others.  As we’re walking out the door for the feast I remember the school is nut free.  How on earth did I forget that???  I frantically start grabbing wrappers out of the trash and sure enough… may contain nuts, definitely contains nuts, processed in a facility with nuts, and on and on and on.  UGH!  So instead we brought little cups of applesauce (that were a complete hit with the parents since it was the only remotely healthy dessert in the bunch) and Honey and I have been forced to eat the candy laden brownies (that are actually quite good) :-)

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After supper, a fantastic storyteller kept the littles (and me too) completely enthralled.

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And then we spent a great deal of time making sand art.  The baby has yet to put his down – he’s slept with it, perched it on the side of the bathtub, carted it around in his car seat cup holder… you get the picture.

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We’ve had a little at this school for six years and it’s hard to believe this was our next to last Thanksgiving feast.  I’m gonna miss these days…

xoxo

4 comments:

  1. Ooh, those brownies look yummy! Both my boys have a nut allergy and your attention to the labels is appreciated!! Many don't seem to be able to get it. I still miss the boys fabulous nursery school. It was a wonderful start to their schooling. Have a great weekend!

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  2. Thank you for reading the labels! As Gabi said, too many people just don't get it:(

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  3. My name is Marji Belle Wright (a belle from Birmingham) and I have to tell you that i have read your blog from start to finish and loved EVERY MINUTE of it. You are a HERO in my old eyes- raising your children right,being a beautiful & loving wife,a great sister and aunt and a young woman anyone would be proud to call their daughter. If I lived in Atlanta instead of Virginia I would love to have some sweet tea with you ( or an apple martini or two!) I think you are an amazingly talented decorated and party creator !! You make the ordinary EXTRAORDINARY & I just love you to pieces!

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  4. Thank you Marji Belle - you made my night!! xo

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