Friday, November 26, 2010

A peek at our Thanksgiving

It's nearly 2 am, and I'm just getting home from my parents'. I hated to leave so early, but I've got a date tomorrow (tonight?). I'll tell you all about it later. In the meantime, let me share a few photos from our Thanksgiving.

I just had to start with this ridiculous picture. My poor Daddy!! He was cursed with a non-existent rear-end (of course, I did NOT inherit this trait!!) which means his pants tend to droop. While he was in the middle of removing the turkey from the pan, my brother noticed that his pants were droopier than usual. So, of course, he started teasing him. He lifted my dad's shirt, and noticed that the top of his underwear was showing, so that added a whole new dimension to his teasing. He started asking him when he went 'gansta' and so on. It was pretty funny, actually. Then, as my brother tends to do, he crossed the line, and decided it would be really funny if he tucked my dad's shirt into his underwear. Now, my poor father had both hands literally full of a hot bird, so he was helpless against my brother's antics. Obviously, I decided that instead of helping my dad, I'd take some pictures of the torture!

Here's my niece, posing with her favorite cousin. Isn't my brother's dog a cutie?!
My mother sure knows how to set a table. This picture doesn't do it justice.
The antipasto platter. I know - typical dagos, right!?
I HAD to take these next pictures, just to share the insanity. THIS is what the spread looked like AFTER we all ate!! My mother only knows how to cook for a minimum of 20 people. Too bad there were only 8 of us!

Um...yeah...that ham went completely UNTOUCHED.

As usual, my brother took a nap after dinner. Don't you love how he's hanging half off the couch so that the dog can snuggle with him?
My sissy and her youngest. So sweet!
How cute are these two?
At some point, my older niece ended up taking a nap right on the floor, alongside the dog.
These two really love each other. Can't you tell?
My Sissy and Me!! sissy loves me. :)
I hope you all had as wonderful a Thanksgiving as we did.


Clippy Mat said...

oh your poor Gangsta dad! Bless his little cotton underpants. LOL
That is some feast and way too much for 8 people. I can help out with leftovers if necessary. Pass me a plate.

Pissed Off said...

Glad you had a great day. Makes you forget the crap you have to deal with on a daily basis.

Ricochet said...

Try the link again - what a difference an = makes!!

Glad you had a great Tday! The family was here, hubby cooked, we ate - all is right with the world!

Sarahf said...

Wow, your Mum really does know how to prepare a feast. Looks like you had a great day.

karen gerstenberger said...

OH MY GOSH! I want your mother to come and give me cooking lessons! That looks incredible. And I'll bet she loved doing it, and loved watching all of you devour it! What FUN!
Your family is adorable. I love huge families (I'm not from one, but I married into one - Norwegians. Cool on the outside, hot on the inside = lots of kids! As my MIL [one of 9 kids] says, "My dad was just a big, cuddly guy!")

Busy Bee Suz said...

So cute how everyone in your family looks alike!
Your Mom does set a mean table, she and Lindsay could rival each other.
Love that the dog was in most of the photos...and sleeping. Perfect.

jlo said...

Invite me over for leftovers! ;)

Change for Good said...

What a great family all the leftovers...I bet you must be sick of them by now!

Your dad and the underwear...priceless.