Life with 4 kids 6 and under. Our trip to pick up Tonito in China is: mid-March 2008 through April 12. Our trips to pick up Ricky in Ethiopia are in June and August of 2010.

Thursday, November 27, 2008


We hosted Thanksgiving this year! It was very fun to plan, shop, and cook with Tonio and the kids. Here was the menu:

zucchini/goat cheese roll-ups
garlic/tomato/spinch dip
spicy pumpkin soup
pear/watercress salad
brined turkey
wild rice with dried fruit and hazelnuts (our gluten-free and vegetarian stuffing!
my mom's sweet potatoes
mashed potatoes
green beans
tamarind/vanilla cranberry sauce
regular cranberry sauce:)
pumpkin pie
pecan pie
YUM!!!! No diets allowed;). It was a challenge to explain to Vivi and Tonito about Thanksgiving- they don't understand "thankful" so we told them it was a day to celebrate things that make you happy. Vivi's short list included: spinning around, peanut butter and jelly, giraffes, and her school. Tonito said goldfish (the cracker!), coches, airplanes, Boo and Mingo and his friends make him happy. Neither of them mentioned their parents, hmm. We asked them, what about mommy and papi?" and they go "oh, yeah." (read: I guess so). But jokes aside, we are all very thankful for our healthy family. We were so excited to spend Thanksgiving with the whole family- even Christy came in from NY, and the kids were thrilled to play with their Tia Didi. We are so fortunate to be surrounded by people that love us:).

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