Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thanksgiving Feast

And the diet is back on! :)  Before we get to that though, here are a couple of pictures from last Saturday.  One of our dear friends ran in a half marathon in downtown Louisville so we went to see her finish....then we got some free pizza and some time to jump in the bouncy castles.  I had to get in with Jo because she isn't always very sure about them.
Hadley on the other hand loves them.
Then our first Christmasy outing.  The tree I told you about that my friend Kelly and I decorated was on display so we went to see it.  There were TONS of trees and only one other Western was fun to see what everyone came up with.
You can't see it really well but it was darling!
They had a balloon animal maker there too.  Hadley got a puppy she could "walk" and Jo got a giraffe.  Needless to say, neither made it to the car.
Some rainy day fun....I attempted to build a fort out of chairs in the living room.  It was a huge hit for about 5 minutes but they kept my children are climbers and wanted to be on top instead of underneath....what can you do?
So for Thanksgiving we went to Indianapolis to see Jon, Heather, and Nolan.  The kids played so well and we were sad to leave!  It was such an encouraging and fun time as usual and we love having them so close so we can do this as often as we like!  I made my famous turkey cookies for the everyone and Hadley wanted to help.
She actually did a pretty good job putting hers together.
The kids looking out the window...they were so good all day....they played hide-and-seek, watched the Macy's Parade, ate a good meal, and enjoyed all the attention that three cute kids can get.
Our sweet families!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Playing on the floor with everyone....
The feast.....yams, Jon's grandma's special noodles (so so good), lima beans, stuffing, mashed potatoes, corn casserole, gravy, and rolls.....
turkey, jello/pretzel salad, jalapeño corn, and for dessert: 3 kinds of pie, a cake, and cookies.
And of course, Thanksgiving isn't Thanksgiving without an afternoon nap (Jon's grandma was in heaven with all the sweet sleeping babies).
Naps and was the perfect day!
Since Andy starts finals this week (another semester!!!) we couldn't stay much longer at the Hughes' :(  We did make it the park for a bit and and played at the house some too, but our visits always seem shorter than we would like!
The last thing we did before driving home was see the town of Noblesville (where Jon and Heather live) light up their big town Christmas tree.  They had a little concert before hand and while the kids didn't want to sit and listen the whole time, it was fun to hear Christmas songs and see people in the Christmas spirit.     
Going for a little walk during the concert.  Heather and Jon are expecting their second the beginning of February and we are so excited for them!  Nolan is going to be a great big brother!
Merry Christmas!  My favorite time of year is here!
Hope you had a Thanksgiving filled with THANKS!  We are looking forward to all the Christmas parties to attend, the Christmas cookies to eat, and the time we get each year to think about our God who came to  earth as a sweet little baby to live and die for us.  We are headed to San Antonio again in a few weeks (this time with Andy too) to celebrate with Nana and Papa.  More December fun to come!  Love to you all!

1 comment:

Stacey said...

Cute pics as always. Looks like a great Thanksgiving!