Finn was especially distraught because he loves visiting the cousins. He had been looking forward to the trip a lot. He was also under the misconception that there would be no turkey unless we were going to the cousins. He rallied a bit when he learned that we would be going to the grocery store and getting the ingredients for our own Thanksgiving dinner. It pays to marry someone who can cook, because Mr. F. took charge of dinner, and made it happen. We also bought some helium balloons so that we could have our annual Thanksgiving Day parade around the neighborhood.
Despite the disappointing beginning, it ended up being a really wonderful day. The kids watched a Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade from two years ago (bonus, all the commercials were edited out!) while Mr. F. and I prepped dinner. We walked around the neighborhood with our balloons and enjoyed the unseasonably warm weather. We ate a very tasty Thanksgiving dinner. And then Mr. F. won points by engaging the kids in making Pilgrim hats.