Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Thanksgiving 2012 in pictures

As usual, we spent Thanksgiving at Granny and Grandpa’s house. When we do this, we spend the entire day – not just the meal – so that Bub can “help” make the meal now that her parents are in their late 70s. It was a true feast all day long, and we were all stuffed by the end of the day. However, getting TO dinnertime takes a lot of time and patience, and this is not something that five year olds excel at doing quietly or calmly. So, we surfed the web, we played trains (big surprise), and we had to get out of the house.

After I found some easy kid’s crafts, we went on a hunt looking for just the right leaves, sticks, and anything else we could use to make something cool. Or something fun. Or, something that would just keep us from getting yelled at. We actually had a lot of fun looking for stuff since by this time of year any decent looking leaves were pretty scarce, and we had no idea which craft we were going to do.

We decided to do these little place holders with mini paper cups, brown paper, and scavenged items from the great outdoors. Fun, right?

Then, it snowed just a skiff, and Peanut really, really, wanted to play his trains in the snow. So, we got all bundled up, dragged some track and trains outside, and played for about 3 minutes and 15 seconds before he realized that water makes metal rust and he wasn’t about to let anything happen to his die cast little train characters. So, after three whole minutes, we were back inside and making a track mess all over granny’s front room.

Meatball, on the other hand, spent some quality time writing messages... in Japanese... can't you tell?

Of course, I wanted to have a cute picture of them together. This is what I got. (Cute, yes. Usable, no.)

Finally, there was one that was almost decent. Well, it was the best of the 15...

But, how thankful am I for these guys?
There are no words.

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