Friday, December 09, 2011

Hawaiian Thanksgiving, Day 7

Wednesday seems like it must have been a fairly laidback day as I don't remember much from the morning. Probably more playing with the kids.  Mancala with Elise or Connect 4 with Austin. All with their own sets of rules of course. :)

Around noon, Lucy had her school program, so we all walked over to watch it.  Rather than do a Thanksgiving-themed program, for whatever reason her teacher had chosen a program about a garden. With aliens. Who need fuel for their spaceship. And compost happens to be their fuel.  Also there were some tabloid reporters who offered cash for alien photos.  Didn't quite get me in the Thanksgiving mood, but not too painful to watch. :) Lucy was one of the gardeners and had a few lines and a couple songs that she sang with the other gardeners.

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The highlight of the program came after it was over: Hawaiian potluck! :)  So many good things to choose from. I even got to try some chicken katsu, which Ben says is one of his favorite dishes.  As we ate, the kids got to play on the playground, so it was fun to watch that as well.  Austin was pleased with himself and being able to climb all the way up to the big slide and go down.

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Austin "swinging like a monkey!"

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Crossing over to the big slide

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Eventually we made our way back to the house, where most of the adults busied themselves with food preparation for the big meal the next day.  I have to say that I don't think I did much of anything to help with Thanksgiving dinner.  What I did instead, I can't really remember.

At the very end of the night, George and Dad and I watched Captain America. Well Dad and I watched it. George fell asleep at some point.  I thought it was good, but maybe not as good as I'd been led to believe.  I think I'm keeping X-Men: First Class as my favorite superhero movie of the summer.

1 comment:

Liz said...

You catch the kids at great moments with wonderful expressions.