As we celebrated Harrison's first Thanksgiving, we thought about what memories he would have when he is our age. I guess that would mean what events would we create that turn into lasting memories for him. For Adam, his memory of Thanksgiving is big family feasts, with emphasis on lots of family and lots of food. While I have a similar memory of Thanksgiving, that isn't what sticks out in my mind the most. When Thanksgiving approaches for me, I start to cringe as I think about the turkey sweatshirt that my mom wears EVERY Thanksgiving. Not only is it a turkey sweatshirt, but on the sweatshirt, the turkey's nose, sticks off of the article of clothing. Crazy, I know, but that is something I think of each Thanksgiving.
For Harrison, we can't say for sure what will stick out in his mind the most, but we had a really fun time. Adam pulled him around the kitchen in a plastic container. We played on the playground close to our house (Harrison loved the wood chips). And then we went to a neighbor's house for Thanksgiving dinner. And we told Harrison about a million times how thankful we are for him. Thanksgiving wasn't as serene as it was last year (sans Harrison), but it was full of so much joy.