Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Thanksgiving in Review

Although we feel a bit spoiled that we always get to "host" our family members, we are so happy they are willing to drive down to spend holiday time with us. This year, Patrick and Susan stayed at our house for the few days they were here.
Lydia beat Patrick fair and square at Memory.

Lydia bonded right away with Aunt Susie. She started calling her "Suze."
Ben's Uncle Carl and Aunt Rita usually join us either for Christmas or Thanksgiving and they are fun to spend time with. We say it every year, but Rita has the magic touch with the babies. My girls, who don't really cuddle, always seem to snuggle up in her arms and fall asleep!
We had the feast at my parents' house on Thursday. It was a large crowd of both family and friends.

All of the tables were decked out in silver, fine china and fresh flowers.

Where Patrick goes, a game will be played! He has introduced us to many games. He is a good sport and patiently explains the sometimes very complicated rules as many times as needed.

"Two matchin' girls"
I don't think Carl believed us when we explained that the big red ball gets daily use with Lauren!
I'm not feeling very verbose, so I hope you enjoyed the pictures!


Beth said...

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday to spend with family. :)

Elizabeth said...

good post w/ lots of pics/ I didn't get a lot of variety that day.

Kathy said...

Thanks for the post! I liked the pics and commentary. I'm sure you are a busy mom, so whatever you can post, is fine with me and more than I ever managed.

Ldani said...

When I first looked at the picture of the girl cousins, I thought Megan was Kate. They are all growing up really fast.

Anonymous said...

I loved all the pictures from Thanksgiving, etc. My favorite is the one of Lydia and Kate in front of the fireplace--Lauren with a big smile.