One of the things I love best about our family thanksgivings, besides being with family, of course, is how the work load is shared. Noel generally does the turkey and the vegetables. He makes a fabulous sweet potato casserole. I do the pies and the stuffing. Scott will peel and chop all the potatoes and sweet potatoes. And Matt and Becca generally do the clean up of the pots and pans. Laurie looks after the organizing of everything, and Becca also looks after the table setting. So no one is swamped with all the work. This leaves plenty of time for everyone to be able to visit, and especially to have fun with Avery and his newly discovered Jolly Jumper. I couldn't resist taking a video of him in it. He's looking at and talking to one of his favourite people, his Grandma Jan, Laurie's mom. They live here in the same town with Noel and Laurie and Avery, and get to see him almost every day. It is so nice that they are here, and able to be a close source of love and support. But, I must confess to just a teeny bit of envy. (sigh) But, I will enjoy the time we have with him, and take as many of this kind of thing as possible, to remember him with when we can't be there. He is just sooooooooooooooooooo cute!!!!!!!!!