Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Canadian Thanksgiving 2013

It was a beautiful perfect autumn day.  Dave and I got the kids up at 5:30 am, loaded up the car and headed to the farm.  Dave wanted to be working by the time the sun rose at 7.  I had the kids set out their winter gear the day before.  We packed breakfast, snacks and the things we were taking to Thanksgiving dinner.  When we got there the kids did really good and got right in to help.   We were working on getting the first floor on.  Dave had three drills.  We carried lots of boards over, Dave made a walk way and then we started gluing and drilling screws in.  The kids really had lots of fun helping.  It slowly warmed up and we slowly removed hats, then gloves, then coats, till we were down to sweaters.  Leah even opted to stay and work on a few more instead of going to Amber's, she was having so much fun.  We finally found some work Leah likes to do. Amazing!!

We had Thanksgiving dinner at Amber and Jared's.  All the Puzey's were able to make it.  It was a great dinner and we enjoyed being together.  Once again the kids played well.  A while after dinner Dave went back over to work on the house.  He wanted me to come with him but I didn't feel right about ditching all my kids on everyone. And I didn't think it would be fair to pull them away from cousins they don't get to see often.  So I stayed and hung out.  Time flew quickly and soon it was late and time to get everyone back home and  in bed.  I have noticed the last couple of weeks, just like my mom said about us growing up, it is not really hard to get my kids in bed anymore.  They get up early and are working hard or doing things all day.  Usually by bed time they are very willing to climb in bed and go to sleep.  The only problem is getting them in bed at a decent time with cubs, YW, volleyball, etc. They all sacked out pretty fast when we got home.  It really was another great day.

1 comment:

  1. WOW, Charmaine, your house is coming along great. Floor already on......great that the kids are such a big help. They will appreciate their new house cause they got to help build it.