The saturday after thanksgiving and black friday, the Van Arsdall side of the family got together at Papa's house for Thanksmas. We decided while ago that getting together twice during the holiday season to celebrate Thanksgiving and then a short while later Christmas was just too much with all the busy schedules to collaborate and the distance to drive. Thus, Thanksmas was born. A day between the two holidays that we take to celebrate both with Turkey, Christmas trees and family. This year the girls horded the bowl of pretzels when all the cookies were moved out of their reach.
Aunt Stacy brought this dog for the girls to play with. He dances all over the place when you set him down but Reece loved him and wanted to carry him. When you did this, his head whipped around in circles or he shook his booty, depending on where you were holding him.
Another big thing at Thanksmas is the craft. Every year Aunt Terry puts together a craft and brings all the materials for us to make it. This year was reindeer. Mommy especially loves this tradition because each year we add a homemade decoration to our house.