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) :-)


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…



  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!

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

  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!

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


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