Friday, November 28, 2008

Food, Family and Fun

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. We spent time with both sides of our family. Even though I really don't enjoy driving all over the place, I feel so blessed to live so close to all of our family.

Mikayla had fun cuddling with her new cousin, Andrew. She is having a hard time remembering to be gentle with him. We are having to remind her how fragile babies are - it has been a long time since Gavin was that little.

Gavin was also rather intrigued with his new cousin.

I love this picture. My mom holding all of her grandbabies!

The kids went on a Black Friday shopping adventure to JoAnn's with me, my mom and my sister, Emily. Mikayla really wanted to buy something, but with her birthday and Christmas coming up, I told her she needed to use her own money to get something. We found this "pwengin" (Mikayla's pronunciation of penguin) craft kit in the dollar bin. When we returned from the store, Mikayla and I had a nice time, putting him together. I do think that he will have a short life span though. We have already lost a foot and I have had to reglue the face.


MaryBeth said...

Isn't it a shame...a dollar just doesn't go as far as it used to.

Cute pics :)

Laura Miller said...

I'm so jealous of ya'll!! It looks like you've had a lot of fun.

I can't wait to see my niece and nephews in three weeks!

Lizzy said...

The picture of your mom is priceless! Look how cute all your kids are together :)

Sharilyn said...

Such fun! Your kids are pretty darn cute!