Family and friends of course. Nothing is better then spending time with the people you love. Helen and William came over very early Thanksgiving Day. She explained to him that it was tradition to watch the Macy's Parade in your pj's. Later you change into sweatpants to be still comfortable. For the feast you change into nice clothes and after the meal you change back into to sweatpants because you ate so much that the nice clothes are not comfortable any more. I don't think he cares much yet what he wears.
We had to make the table larger and used the "place mats" from William's preschool.
It really had been a feast. Everybody brought something. Joy brought her sweetheart salad and cranberry sauce and Ben had cooked several southern specialties including a very special from-scratch stuffing.
And then we still had Friday.
And on Saturday we drove back to Virginia. The sun was shining and the sky was blue but it had turned cold. COLD.
That made for a busy day. Church in the morning. A matinee at the Carpenter Theater (Fledermaus by Johann Strauss operetta) was super. Ah, that music ... and the memories. It's so German. We had bought the tickets a while ago. And then family time in the evening again ... including two games of bananagram.