Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Just a quick packing question here.

When you fetch your boxes out of storage to get ready for the move, and you discover they have been decimated by rats, what do you do? These are not just any boxes. They are the unique ones that your glass dishes came in, or your Bosch Universal Mixer, or your stereo system. With all the padding included. The ones designed specially to keep your stuff from breaking.

Just wondering...

So moving on to thanksgiving topics. First of all, we are very thankful that Daddy is back, and Grandpa and Grandma are back, and my cousins are back - they were all gone up north at the same time!
And that means I get to eat real food again. Cuz while everyone was gone, Mommy fed me meals that looked like this on my kiddy table in the kitchen, instead of putting me in my high chair with a nice square meal. See if you can figure it out...
Yes, that is, clockwise from upper left, mango, green beans, grapes, potato chips, banana muffins, and cabbage. We are all into square meals here... The potato chips were pretty good, though.
So moving on - we have been keeping a thankful list on our sidebar, and I thought we'd post it here today.
  1. Nine NEW baby bunnies.
  2. Litchis
  3. Family all safe
  4. Cardboard boxes
  5. Noah's Ark
  6. Frangipani blossoms
  7. RayBans
  8. My cheerleader outfit
  9. Mommy's bunny slippers
  10. Ms. Cathrine & Ms. Precious
  11. Shoes
  12. The stickiness from melting vanilla ice cream cones
  13. Christmas music
  14. Ripe mangoes straight off our trees and icy cold watermelon
  15. Air conditioners
  16. Indian food
  17. Bangles and bracelets and watches and other bling
  18. Sparkling grape juice
  19. Comfy white tshirts with easy belly button access
  20. Eating spaghetti noodles
  21. Listening to "One Thing" by Selah
  22. Baby bunnies with big tummies
  23. Blogging friends
  24. Barney and Milo & Otis
Speaking of thanks, here's a cool list of 50 Reasons to Like Maputo, or to be thankful for our time here, if you know the city at all or are interested in what it's like.

And here I am reluctantly displaying our official thanksgiving craft, a thankful wreath. Lots of my hand tracings with "thanks" in different languages written on them.
Happy Thanksgiving, folks!


kailani said...

That's a great Thanksgiving wreath. However, the holder doesn't look too happy. hee hee

sandy said...

Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

[Somebody Loved] said...

Enjoy your Thanksgiving.


Retiredandcrazy said...

I forgot it was Thanksgiving. We don't celebrate it in England. Happy thanksgiving MoziEzme.

Michelle Sybert said...

regarding those boxes.....because there were rats......I would throw them away. rats and their poop carry a lot of disease. The same thing happened to me two years ago. Rats chewed through boxes in our attic. Do you have access to buy boxes and bubble rap where you live? Maybe you can order stuff online...

Tara R. said...

Happy Thanksgiving Esme... I really like Milo and Otis too.

SarahHub said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

dani said...

i hope you all had a great thanksgiving, j and esme:) we did, and we feel like stuffed turkeys ourselves!!!
i love your wreath:D
much love,

sheila said...

She looks like she's about 'had it' with Thanksgiving. lol. Great post, btw!

angie said...

What a great Thankful Wreath! I'll definitely have to do one next year.