Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

Thanksgiving Day started off for Olivia and McIver with a trip to Dunkin Donuts with Pop.

McIver is LOVING Cub Scouts.  When we went to Lowe's a few weeks ago to buy supplies for the bird house project, he was given a science lab kit to build at home.  He tried to build it himself on Wednesday when I told him he couldn't turn on the television ... but he really needed an extra set of hands and almost threw the hammer across the yard.  So, he was happy when Pop finally arrived!

They immediately got to work on the first experiment ... Dancing Raisins.  It didn't work out quite like they had hoped (possibly due to the fact that our raisins were probably over a year old), but they had fun.

Olivia got in on the action with Scaredy Pepper... that was a good one!

Sweet Little Eliza was not the least bit concerned about Marley, even though he outweighs her by 100 pounds.

Sam was more her size, though.

Mamoo and Grandma Janet enjoyed their visit.  Our children know how fortunate they are to know, really know, three of their great grandmothers.

The fellas manned the turkey fryer out in the driveway.

Half of our crew preparing to say grace.

The other half ...
I'm sick that I didn't get a picture of our Thanksgiving table.  Pop suggested that we move our breakfast table into the dining room so everyone could have some elbow room.  It was a great idea and everyone was way more comfortable that way, I'm sure.  Olivia had helped me with a centerpiece for the table, too.  I'll have to add a picture of that later.

Cacoo with McIver and Sam

Post Thanksgiving Dinner walk with Amelia, Olivia and Aunt Kelli was just what the doctor ordered.  It felt good to move around and stretch our legs.

Watching Elf Thanksgiving night was the perfect ending to a fantastic day spent with family.


Liz said...

Looks like a very fun day!

Dawn said...

Can I just say...Love me some Tom Kehl. Those pics with him and Mac are precious.