Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Thanksgiving Week

We had a houseful of family for the week of Thanksgiving. My sister and her family, and my 3 brothers were all here from Minnesota to enjoy the warm weather in Texas. It was a beautiful week - mid 70's most days. It was perfect timing too, as this week the temperatures are only to be in the 50's.

We had 6 children under the age of 4 here most of the time. Sleeping was an issue often, so on this evening the solution for part of the time was to watch a movie in our bed, and hopefully fall asleep. Didn't happen, but they liked the show!! In the picture below is our grandson Ben, my nephew Evan and granddaughter Elizabeth.
One warm day we walked up the hill from our house to our neighborhood park. {one of the many things we liked about our neighborhood was the park right near our house} Here is Ben, about to go down the slide.
My niece Emma likes to go down the slide feet first. The only problem with that is that you can't see her cute face!!
Here is part of the gang feeding the ducks in the "pond" next to our house. {the pond and ducks were another thing we liked about this neighborhood} That's my brother- in- law Jim, my sister Amy and our daughter Laura - along with the grands and Evan and Emma.

We had a good time and it was fun to see the Texas kids playing with their Minnesota "cousins." We aren't sure exactly what they are - 2nd cousins or once removed or what. I can never get that straight. I do know that Emma and Evan are Laura and Jessica's cousins, but what that makes them to Elizabeth, Ben, Cooper , and Jackson I can't figure out. So, cousins works for me.

I'll post the rest of our Thanksgiving pictures tomorrow. I didn't take many, but I do have a few more. Then it will be on to Christmas! I have been busy decorating, but still have 2 trees to do. So... I'd better get to it!!

{click on any picture to enlarge}

1 comment:

TLEB said...

You got some good ones of all the action going on. Keep 'em coming!