Friday, November 30, 2012

Thanksgiving in Memphis

10 hour drive there....10 hour drive back....sounds miserable with a 7 month old baby.

 Luckily it wasn't! I'm so grateful Rhett was an angel the whole time. He made it wonderful, even if we got stuck in traffic for an hour and a half on the way home. We had an enormous box of toys, books, and our little friend Mulan for last resorts. Love her.

Memphis was heavenly with family. It was such a beautiful place with some fall leaves still lingering.
Thursday morning, we went to Germantown with my brother Tal to deep fry a turkey. I had heard of this before, but didn't know how complex or delicious it would be! I'm not usually a big fan of turkey, but dunk anything in grease, and it tastes a lot better!

His southern friends were so nice and had the best accents. They made us an amazing breakfast with cheese grits, the tastiest homemade biscuits I've ever had, potatoes, salted ham, sausage, and blueberry pancakes. We were worried about going hungry on Thanksgiving so I'm glad we had such a feast for breakfast.

We also made some stops at Mitch's dad's old house and high school which was so fun! Germantown was such a charming and beautiful little place.

We spent the rest of the day cooking dinner. My mom is an incredible (and perfectionist) cook. My brother Tal is also an amazing cook, especially when it comes to meat. He had a yummy "backup" turkey just in case the deep fried one didn't work out. 

We went for a beautiful walk around the lake near their house while we waited for everything to finish cooking. It was a gorgeous sunset and perfect weather.

These boys love their Nana and Bomps!

Thanksgiving dinner has never tasted so good to me! Everything was so delicious and perfect. Rhett even had some of his own turkey/sweet potato baby food. 

Johanna had the whole house decorated so cute and I loved her table arrangement, complete with place tags and everything. She is the perfect hostess!

Rhett was obsessed with his older cousin. He was so happy when Luke would play with him. Luke is such a sweet cousin and shared all his toys. He even gave Rhett a ride around on his motorcycle. It was so fun to have Natsy there without any boys or friends to distract her! She is so much fun and the perfect aunt.

Lounging after a big meal

We went downtown to see the Mississippi River, ate some yummy oysters, fried pickles, jambalaya, and other good southern food at Pearls, and then rode the trolley to the Civil Rights Museum. The trolley was very cute and charming, and the driver was too...most of the time. 


Rhett was loving kisses and hugs from his Bomps.

It was really sad/eerie at the motel where Martin Luther King Jr. was shot. They have it preserved to look exactly like it did when he stayed there. But it was really cool to see. He was an amazing man and I'm grateful for what he did for this country. 

The next day we went to the Memphis zoo where we ice skated and had fun seeing the animals. 

The weekend flew by and we were sad to go on Sunday. Luckily, Christmas break is only 3 weeks away! We've already started counting down... 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

7 months

Happy 7 months Rhett! We love you!

Things you LOVE:
  • anything that makes noise
  • Banging on things
  • peek a boo (you'll hide while I'm nursing and then poke your head back out)
  • older kids
  • babies
  • playgroup
  • Playing with your cousin Luke
  • Playing with the blinds
Things we LOVE about you:
  • Your wet kisses
  • Your blonde hair growing longer
  • Your sweet laughs and giggles
You went on your first long road trip to Memphis, TN to visit Tal, Johanna, and Luke. You were an angel on the trip and loved every second of being with family.

You make us so happy Rhett and we can't believe how big you are getting!