Thanksgiving Is In The Air

Thanksgiving is officially in the air over here folks.  After a long day of cleaning with the Mr, I had a craving for some sweet potato pie, turkey, ham and all the other Thanksgiving Day fixings.  However, seeing that Turkey Day is a week away (give or take 24 hours) and the fact that we still haven’t purchased a turkey there was no way that I was going to do all that cooking.  Not to mention, I would have been starved and ready to pass out by the time I would have finished cooking it all.
So, I compromised with myself and decided to make some mini sweet potato pies or tarts as Moo referred to them.  My little mini chef and I were elbows deep in flour as we made pie crust from scratch and then mashed up our yams and other ingredients.  By far patting out the dough was Moo’s favorite part of the process.  In fact, she asked to make more today.

We dusted the tops with brown sugar before baking. Delish!

Then this morning we decided to head to the library.  We were suppose to be going to storytime, but of course we were late.  So, by the time we got there it was almost over.  No worries though, I picked up the Thanksgiving books I had put on hold for the kids.  Then we took advantage of the empty play area.  
Moo and JJ had a blast enjoying the computer center.  They had this really cute ant jellybean maze where you had to navigate the ant across a picnic blanket to eat up all the jellybeans.  Not going to lie, I played that game twice.   Then another mom came and they had a little friend to play with.
While at the library we got to enjoy the lovely fall colors taking over the trees.  This is by far my favorite part of fall.  
Well, we’ve read Nate the Great: Turkey Talk and I’m enjoying New Moon. Yes, I’m a Twilight fan. And I’m stoked about Breaking Dawn 2 coming out tomorrow. (They’re having a 10 PM showing here.)  Looking forward to seeing it on Friday!!
Is Thanksgiving in the air at your house? Are you going to check out Breaking Dawn 2?


  1. Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama

    November 15, 2012 at 7:05 am

    Yes! I am very much looking forward to thanksgiving, for the food yes, but especially for the family time, my family really makes an effort to get together which doesn't happen much during the year. Have to wait 2 weeks to see breaking dawn everything is sold out in the city!!

  2. Mimi

    November 15, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    I am late to the Thanksgiving party. I have found somewhere for us to eat so I will help with the preparations but it will not be all on me like last year.

    Can you post the recipe for those. THey look good.

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