First up, Grandparents Day at school...
The class presented their Native American projects.
Andrew was part of the Cherokee tribe.
He presented his part so well.
He might have been the only child I could hear over the roaring heater
There are benefits (occasionally) to having a loud voice!
I came prepared with a full arsenal of lollipops, mini candy canes and fruit chewies in an attempt to placate my little man. He whipped through them in less than 10 minutes.
Boys in corduroy pants tucked into rainboots - one of my favorite things, next to little boys in their PJs.. Something about it just does me in everytime.
Next up, these little darlings arrived.
My brother, Kevin, and his family from Chicago.
On Wednesday we took a trip back to the museum.
We had a BLAST.
Then on Thursday, my parents hosted a lovely Thanksgiving.
We all sat at the same table. Some of us for 5 minutes and others for an entire meal.
We had the traditional turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce (new recipe that I made that's better than any other I've tried), green beans, mashed potatoes, lotsa gravy, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, gingerbread cupcakes.
All DELISH. Nobody cooks like my Mum.
Yet there were some nontraditionalists among us that chose to strip down and eat chocolate chip cookies while playing with beach toys.
At least it was dessert time. And the shirt removal happened after a lot of this...
I even tried to break up the wrestlemania with a little dancing, ala the old Navy Gobble dance, which apparently, I'm the only one who ever saw the commercials...
Here's what Jimmy thought of all that.
Maybe I should just stick to cuddling babies, cause that dancing picture is UNattractive!!
But really what brought me the greatest joy wasn't the wonderful food, the pretty table, or the dancing, or the fact the no antiques or 17th century paintings were harmed during our visit, it was seeing these 4 monkeys in ACTION together. It was one 3 hour long belly laugh session.
And as far as future get togethers go, might I suggest a gymnasium as a more suitable venue.
And let me not forget one picture of my gorgeous 4 legged sister.
Prayers for your leg surgery on Thursday, Miss Emmies.
Well that about wraps it up. Be back soon with lots of Christmas around our house pictures.
It's December 1st tomorrow. Elf -On-The-Shelf appears...Advent calendars begin...
Joy to the world!