2 Weeks Late and Decorating 4 Year Old Style

I know Thanksgiving was weeks ago, but the celebration we attended was so big that by the time the turkey made it’s way to me, I had already eaten too much other stuff and thus did not get my turkey groove on. We were fortunate enough to be the recipient of a free turkey courtesy of Giant Food Stores, since we’ve spent most of our retirement savings there over the past month or so.   Anyway, Bill, in true Bill fashion, picked the biggest turkey he could find (20 lb.), which, for a family of four with two kids that don’t eat turkey, should last us just about until the New Year (think Forrest Gump:  turkey gumbo, turkey kabobs, sweet & sour turkey…) .  Needless to say, it only took about a week to defrost, and yesterday was the magic day:



Not bad for only my 2nd turkey evah.  Of course, the baby wanted candied sweet potatoes, so that’s what he got:



Mmmmmm….You can pretty much throw a butter and brown sugar sauce on just about anything:  bread, dirty dish towels,  buffalo chips, and I would eat it.  They were SOOO yummy!  The boys wouldn’t touch them, so…. more for me and baby 🙂

Ok, now that we got Thanksgiving finally out of the way, the boys “helped” me get to some holiday decorating this weekend as well… if you can call furiously digging through the half a dozen or so boxes of ornaments,etc and leaving them randomly scattered all over the house,  helping.  It was like Christmas came early for them- who knew decorations could be such great entertainment?  When the garland and fake pine needles finally settled, I had about half of my ornaments left (our boys don’t exactly have the whole “gentle” concept mastered yet), but, hey, I’ve been meaning to pare down anyway…. 🙂

So, although we still haven’t gotten our tree up, here are a few of Max’s executive decorating decisions:

Although a little unorthodox, this lamp was just screaming for some embellishment…

And the bike plate that never made it onto the bike?


…. is now one of our favorite ornaments:


I like it!  Happy decorating, everyone 🙂


10 Responses

  1. Those sweet tators look ravishing!!! YUMO! And I love Max’s decorating tips. Simple yet unique. LOL!
    Your railing is very pretty as well!

  2. I am telling you that the turkey, green apple, garlic, onion, cheese, mayo that claire put in the food processor and then into tortilla’s…cooked at 375 for 10-15 mins…wow they were good.

    Or my all-time favorite…Turkey, Brie and Pear Quesadilla’s.

    What? I am a California boy. I use Tortillas or tequilla in everything.

  3. I am drooling looking at that picture of the sweet potatoes…

  4. Yummy!!! It all looks sooooo good!

  5. Yummy looking turkey and sweet potatoes! The turkey looks like a “pro” made it. Lovely color and I bet it tastes great – even the leftovers. With the leftover turkey, the boys wouldn’t mind turkey tacos or turkey enchiladas….yummy! I agree with about the brown sugar etc. being good on anything….making me hungry for Christmas meals. Do you have a special meal for Christmas?

  6. (1) absolutely correct about putting a butter/brown sugar sauce on a.n.y.t.h.i.n.g. ;P i’m with ya, girl…

    (2) i like the decorating style of your boys!!! that star looks perfect, because really…how often do we neglect our lamps when the holidays come around?

    merry christmas to you and your sweet family!

  7. Mmmm! That turkey looks very good.

    Max has a good eye for what works. Besides, he probably remembers that the tree looked overcrowded last year. 🙂

  8. Wow, those steps in that last picture…they look awesom. Not the railing with the decorations but the chair rail molding and the steps look so impressive.

  9. I think William is correct. Also, Max must have gotten his decorating skills from his father. Take that as you will. : )

  10. Very Cute! Sounds like a fun time was had by all, especially Max.

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