We spent a couple days in Connecticut to meet Jeremy and Lauren’s new daughter, and to eat some turkey. Ella was, of course, adorable, and so tiny! Even at a few weeks old, I think she was still a bit smaller than Neil was when he was born. I forgot how small babies were.
Neil showed some interest in his new cousin, but was more excited to see Dexter, Jeremy’s dog. Unfortunately, it turns out that Neil is allergic to him, and we had to keep them separated after the side of his face that Dexter licked broke out in hives. Dexter was well behaved, but confused as to why we kept telling him to stay away from Neil, when Neil was chasing after him, trying to kiss him, and dropping food for him.
Thanksgiving dinner was held at Josh and Jen’s new house, conveniently located within walking distance from the lake. Along with the turkey, we had kielbasa cooked in maple syrup, which was delicious.
We had a little trouble the day after Thanksgiving when the main breaker to the lake house broke, and we were left without power, heat, or running water. We made it through with lanterns, starting up the propane heater, and eating at Josh’s house, until the only electrician in the area was able to come by and fix it, after he finished deer hunting.