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turkey(s) with stuffing

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I’m still working my way down that to-do list. Yesterday was ‘place cards’ for the kids at thanksgiving dinner. My place cards are pretty non-traditional–these stuffed turkeys will be at each plate along with a little name tag strung around their middles.

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There are five turkeys in the clutch (brood? what do you call a nest full of turkeys?) And the worst part was cutting out those knobby-kneed legs.
Emma is having a hard time distinguishing between turkeys and chickens. Every time we pass one of those over-the-top inflatable turkey yard ornaments, she laughs and says, "mom, did you SEE that chicken??!!" And no, Emma, these are not the chickens for the kids at Thanksgiving. These are the turkeys–for the tenth time!!
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(this one’s my favorite because I put his feet on backwards)

Perhaps her forgetfulness is closely related to the fact that "it hurts inside her horehead (forehead)", the skin below her nose matches the color of her rosy-red lips, and I listen to her sniff and snort every twelve seconds. Yes, two days before thanksgiving, I’m nursing two babes back to health. Mary has pretty much the same symptoms as Emma, along with a nasty fever. I like those fevers because it means her body is fighting off the sickness. (right, mom?) We barely made it to the drug store for grape Tylenol and the library for a few movies before everyone collapsed in tears in the parking lot. (I did manage to hold back tears of my own, tho’).

Now, they’re both under quilts on the sofa watching Kipper. Emma is sucking her thumb and rubbing her belly and Mary is sucking her hand (yes, her hand–just below the thumb) and rubbing back and forth right under her nose.  My little lumps on the sofa. Eventually, I’ll drag them off for chicken noodle soup and naps….And I’ll take the quiet afternoon at home to get laundry done and my pies and bread made before we head to western Maryland on Thursday.

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I’m still working my way down that to-do list. Yesterday was ‘place cards’ for the kids at thanksgiving dinner. My place cards are pretty non-traditional–these stuffed turkeys will be at each plate along with a little name tag strung around their middles.

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There are five turkeys in the clutch (brood? what do you call a nest full of turkeys?) And the worst part was cutting out those knobby-kneed legs.
Emma is having a hard time distinguishing between turkeys and chickens. Every time we pass one of those over-the-top inflatable turkey yard ornaments, she laughs and says, "mom, did you SEE that chicken??!!" And no, Emma, these are not the chickens for the kids at Thanksgiving. These are the turkeys–for the tenth time!!
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(this one’s my favorite because I put his feet on backwards)

Perhaps her forgetfulness is closely related to the fact that "it hurts inside her horehead (forehead)", the skin below her nose matches the color of her rosy-red lips, and I listen to her sniff and snort every twelve seconds. Yes, two days before thanksgiving, I’m nursing two babes back to health. Mary has pretty much the same symptoms as Emma, along with a nasty fever. I like those fevers because it means her body is fighting off the sickness. (right, mom?) We barely made it to the drug store for grape Tylenol and the library for a few movies before everyone collapsed in tears in the parking lot. (I did manage to hold back tears of my own, tho’).

Now, they’re both under quilts on the sofa watching Kipper. Emma is sucking her thumb and rubbing her belly and Mary is sucking her hand (yes, her hand–just below the thumb) and rubbing back and forth right under her nose.  My little lumps on the sofa. Eventually, I’ll drag them off for chicken noodle soup and naps….And I’ll take the quiet afternoon at home to get laundry done and my pies and bread made before we head to western Maryland on Thursday.

22 comments on “turkey(s) with stuffing”

  1. those turkeys are really too cute for words!

    sick kids here, too! I spent the last two Thanksgivings in the immediate care place so we braved the doctor yesterday. on our way back to health.

    happy thanksgiving!

  2. The turkeys are adorable! Very sweet idea!Sorry the babes aren’t well, it does sound like you are an excellent nurse though -so they should be fully recovered by Thursday. Have a happy holiday Molly and family!

  3. So sorry the girls are feeling poorly. I always hate it when the little ones feel bad on a holiday. Diminishes the the festive spirit just a bit. Hope you all are feeling well soon. Have a wonderful “turkey” day!

  4. Get well wishes from Wales to your girls! It’s cold, dark and utterly sodden here but the turkeys made me smile! I feel the need to decorate the house with turkeys but think the family might think i’ve finally lost the plot as we don’t have thanksgiving but i do have a pirate party to plan! maybe they wouldn’t notice if i used turkeys instead of parrots! Have fun x

  5. I’m so sorry to hear that your little chickens are feeling under the weather…. I hope that by the time the big day rolled around, everyone was chipper again. I think Grape Tylenol, Kipper, and Noodle Soup sounds like and excellent recipe for recovery…

    I’ve been so far behind on all my blog reading as of late – and it’s been kind of a treat for me to get to sit down this morning and catch up on your last several posts – I’ve missed you! I’ll try not to hit you with too many comments here all at once.

    Hope that your actual Turkey Day was lovely – I adore the turkey placecard holders, esp. the “wrong legged” one…. 🙂

    Gobble Gobble!

  6. I think those chickens slash turkeys are the cutest things! I fell in love with them on Flickr and love that they are all round and pudgy! Funny about Emma, Ian kept calling the “turkey” things “chicken” too. Oh well!

    I hope they are better by now, and that your Thanksgiving was good. It looks like you made such a lovely day. hugs!

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