Thursday, November 22, 2007

Peepers, Piffles and Turkey

We are at my mother in laws house for Thanksgiving. It is so nice to be here and relax a little. But my kids are definitely making sure I am only relaxing a little, that's for sure. Ryley didn't sleep great last night, and Kirye woke up at about 6:30am and hasn't napped well since he's been here. I suppose he is trying to adjust to a new place. Ryley slept in the spare room where my mother in law put a queen size mattress on the floor. I think Ryley was too excited to sleep and she kept waking up wanting to go "potty." After about the 5th time, and 1:00 in the morning, I finally woke up Scott and made him go in there and try to get her to sleep. There is also a train that runs by Dee's house, so at 12:30am she was screaming, "It's Thomas. It's Thomas." She now thinks all trains she hears or sees is Thomas the Tank Engine.

Dee has a black pug named Peepers and a cat named Piffles. Ryley is completely in love with the cat and chases it everywhere. Most of the time the cat has been hiding under the bed. She has also been chasing poor Peepers around like crazy. The dog has back leg problems so she can't really get away from Ryley very well.

I am just waiting around for dinner. I made a pecan pie and a coconut cream pie. I sure hope they are yummy! I can't wait for turkey...and for turkey leftovers. Yum Yum! I also made homemade rolls and cranberry relish (the good homemade kind, not the canned kind).

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving and that you stuffed yourself silly!

I found this picture of Ryley on Dee's computer. I think she must've been about 8 months with her little spring dress on.


Andrea said...

Mmmm. Turkey... I managed to come away from my grandma's with pretty much all the leftover turkey.

Would you mind sharing your cranberry relish recipe?

XYZinn said...

The cranberry relish is sooo good and it is super easy!
2 apples (cored)
2 oranges peeled
1 bag of cranberries
1 1/2 c sugar (I used the splenda/sugar blend)

I use a food processor to chop the apples, oranges and cranberries. Mix all together and add sugar. Let sit for at least 24 hours before serving. Enjoy!

Dee said...

Ryley looks just like her grandma Dee! hehehehe