For the first time in 9 years, we are able to spend Thanksgiving in California with Dave's family.
We also drove this year, a first with the kids. Modern day travel is a blast. My laptop has an aircard so I can surf while Dave drives; the boys have new DS's, courtesy of Christmas coming early for the sake of the trip, a DVD player in the car, 3 PDA's and we are all set.
Dave's sweet grandmother arranged for dinner in the Wine Cellar at the Firehouse Restaurant in Old Town Sacramento (or, as I told the boys, the kind of restaurant mommy and daddy only go to when we have a babysitter!) The kids were relatively well behaved (thank goodness for the private room) they were able to get up and move around a bit considering we were there nearly 3 hours.
Dinner was 3 courses for the boys - they chose the fresh fruit salad with whipped cream and toasted marshmallows, roast turkey with stuffing and string beans and mashed potatoes, and for dessert a S'more creation with graham cracker cookie bars, brownies, toasted marshmallows covered with chocolate and carmel sauce.
I had the traditional turkey dinner, Dave had the prime rib. The potato leek soup and the holiday pumpkin torte was to die for.
Today we are hanging in our favorite hotel and maybe a bit of sight seeing. The boys get along really well with their cousins and are as silly as ever. More pics to come but in the mean time, happy Black Friday!