Nick Carter is ‘grateful to spend quality time with loved ones’ after the tragic death of his brother Aaron

Nick Carter and his family seem to have enjoyed an old-fashioned Thanksgiving, even as they continue to mourn the passing of his brother Aaron, who passed away on November 5 at the age of 34.

The Backstreet Boys singer, 41, posted a series of photos from the festivities with his wife Lauren Kitt, 37, and their three children, Odin, six, Saoirse, three, and Pearl, 19 months, along with extended family.

Expressing his sentiment, the larger-than-life singer wrote on Instagram, “So grateful to spend some quality time with all of our loved ones this Thanksgiving. We hope you all had a great time too. “

THANK YOU: Nick Carter, 41, spent the Thanksgiving holiday surrounded by family, including wife, Lauren-Kate and children Odin, six, Saoirse, three, and Pearl, 19 months, along with extended family

The pictures show the children coloring and playing in their room.

NSYNC singer Lance Bass noticed the nine children in the family photos and commented, “Your children’s table must have been huge!”

The holiday has been bittersweet for the Carter family, as they are still reeling from the death of her younger brother Aaron, who was found dead at his home in Lancaster, California earlier this month.

FUN TIME: Writing on Instagram, the larger-than-life singer expressed his sentiment,

FUN TIME: Writing on Instagram, the larger-than-life singer expressed his sentiment, “So grateful to spend some quality time with all our loved ones this Thanksgiving. We hope you all had a great time too.”

Still Mourning: Nick and his family are still mourning the death of his younger brother, Aaron, who passed away earlier this month at the age of 34

Still Mourning: Nick and his family are still mourning the death of his younger brother, Aaron, who passed away earlier this month at the age of 34

Charity: The cause of death has not been revealed, but Aaron has long suffered from mental health issues. Nick and his sister, Angel, are raising money for On Our Sleeves, a children’s mental health organization.

No cause of death has been announced, but the I Want Candy singer has long struggled with mental health issues in addition to drug and alcohol addiction.

In memory of Aaron, Nick and his sister Angel are raising money for On Our Sleeves, a children’s mental health organization.

Aaron also left his fiancée, Melanie Martin, 29, and son Prince, who turned one on November 21.

BABY TABLE: NSYNC singer Lance Bass noticed the nine kids in family photos and commented,

BABY TABLE: NSYNC singer Lance Bass noticed the nine kids in the family photos and commented, “Your kids table must have been huge!”

HOLIDAY SPECIAL: Nick and co recently completed work on the upcoming A Very Backstreet Holiday, which premieres on ABC on December 14th.  The show will include songs from the new holiday album.

HOLIDAY SPECIAL: Nick and co recently completed work on the upcoming A Very Backstreet Holiday, which premieres on ABC on December 14th.  The show will include songs from the new holiday album.

HOLIDAY SPECIAL: Nick and co recently completed work on the upcoming A Very Backstreet Holiday, which premieres on ABC on December 14th. The show will include songs from the new holiday album.

FAMILY TIME: Pictures show the kids coloring, playing in their noise room, and hanging out with the family dog

FAMILY TIME: Pictures show the kids coloring, playing in their noise room, and hanging out with the family dog

Melanie seemed to keep it up as best she could, as she shared a short video of Prince, one, hanging out in the kitchen with his mom on Thanksgiving.

The kid was wearing a red jacket and jeans and was playing with the cupboard doors.

The beauty influencer looks relaxed in a pale pink jacket and jeans as she kneels next to the boy and captions his “smile” in the video.

TMZ cited a family source who told them that Melanie’s family stepped in to make the day special, helping make the turkey, which was Aaron’s specialty.

Bittersweet: Thanksgiving week has been bittersweet for the late Aaron Carter's fiancee, Melanie Martin, 24, and their 1-year-old son, Prince.  Thursday was the first holiday since the singer's death earlier this month at the age of 34

Bittersweet: Thanksgiving week has been bittersweet for the late Aaron Carter’s fiancee, Melanie Martin, 24, and their 1-year-old son, Prince. Thursday was the first holiday since the singer’s death earlier this month at the age of 34

FOLLOWING: Melanie seems to be getting on as best she can, as she shares a short video of the couple's adorable son, Prince, one of them, lounging in the kitchen with his mum

FOLLOWING: Melanie seems to be getting on as best she can, as she shares a short video of the couple’s adorable son, Prince, one of them, lounging in the kitchen with his mum

They also continued the Bounce artist’s tradition of watch favorites Home Alone and Iron Man.

This week was even more emotional, as Prince celebrated his first birthday just days earlier on November 21.

To mark the occasion, the grieving mum posted a video of the late So Much To Say singer playing the piano in their early days as a family of three as Melanie and the newborn Price sat at his side.

I can hardly watch this video but I thought I’d share it. I loved these moments where we had such a beautiful family,” she wrote next to the clip. The couple’s beloved dog, Zelda, also attended the meeting.

Birthday: Became Prince on November 21st.  Melanie shared a video of their family while Aaron played the piano to a then-newborn prince writing,

Birthday: Became Prince on November 21st. Melanie shared a video of their family while Aaron plays the piano for the then-newborn Prince writing, “I can hardly watch that video but I thought I’d share it. I loved these moments where we had such a beautiful family.”

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