Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Belle Meade Plantation

It was a beautiful fall day and we wanted to take the kids somewhere we have never been before in the area. Aaron's parents, Grandpa Joe and Grandma Robyn, were in town on a visit and thought this was a great time to go see Belle Meade. Along with seeing this great plantation I had ulterior motives of trying to get the perfect picture for our Christmas cards while we were there. 

This is one of my favorite pictures, it is not perfect but it shows each of their personalities. Sweet Ella, Goofy Ava, Gavin trying to make us laugh and our lovely Grace. 

Trying to get all the kids together smiling in a picture is extremely hard. Most of the time I begged Grace, Ava and Gavin just to look at me while Aaron placed Ella in front of them. She of course thought it was funny to bolt as soon as he put her down. After about 10 times of doing this they just grabbed her for the last picture of the day.  

We finished up the day by walking around downtown Nashville and eating dinner at The Spaghetti Factory. 

Monday, November 22, 2010

How To Cook a Thanksgiving Turkey

Ava and Gavin's kindergarten teacher Ms. Ponder had the kids dictate to her how you cook a Thanksgiving turkey. Here are what my wonderful children had to say...


I get the turkey from the woods. Then I chop his head off. Then I chop his wings off. I put it in the oven. The oven is 3 degrees and I cook it for 10 minutes. Then I put pepper on it and then I put hot sauce on it. I eat it with a fork and a knife.


First you kill a turkey in the woods. Then I play with it. When I am done playing with it and it is Thanksgiving, I cook it in the oven and eat it for Thanksgiving lunch. First I chop his head off and then legs. Then I chop the arms off and I take the meat off the body and then I cook it. I put it in the oven with the gray thing that is square and it's big. I cook it for 10 hours in an oven that is 18 degrees. I put salt and pepper on it. Then I take it out of the oven and eat it.

I have to admit that Gavin's worried me a little until I read all the other kids thoughts on Thanksgiving turkeys and realized they must have discussed this before hand amongst each other.