Monday, November 26, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012

Hi, friends. I trust that you're all thoroughly stuffed and completely done with all of your Christmas shopping now, right? :)

Wowee, did we fit a lot into a few days! I think I'll milk it and stretch out our weekend over a couple of blog posts, haha. Thanksgiving festivities deserve a post all their own anyway, dontcha think?

We had three different stops over two days to make this year. The food was flowing, the kids played to their hearts content, and I must say that Reagan had a very good first Thanksgiving. Believe it or not, even though we added one more to the family, this was probably the easiest holiday we've had in a long time. I can't even remember the last time we gathered with family when Grace wasn't cutting teeth or coming down with something and screaming the entire time. Enjoying family time is much easier without a kid throwing a constant fit...imagine that.

Our first stop this year was to Eric's Uncle Bruce's house for the Robert family Thanksgiving. The girls LOVE going to Uncle Bruce's! They have a loft-turned-toy room that could keep our girls busy for hours and hours. In fact, nearly all of the pictures I have here are of the girls playing, haha....

Evie is wishing you a "Happy Thanksgiving." :)

This is what our kids looked like for most of the day:

And this was what Eric and I looked like:

Up and down, up and down. :)

Reagan decided to keep himself on the main level and get as many cuddles as possible....

Not a bad strategy for the little man! I can't get over how HUGE my child is already. When I picture that little body in my belly now, it's insane. How did he fit?? (By the way, happy ONE MONTH to Reagan today!)

And for the record, I can't believe how much I'm letting my post-pregnancy chub face be documented forever. Haha.

More playing and a little snoozing....

It's tough to be a baby!

I swear we did actually eat at some point during this day, but I don't think I was worried about getting pictures when there was so much yummy food to be devoured. :)

After a lovely afternoon with the Robert family, we packed up and went to spend the evening with Eric's mom's family. Eric's parents hosted Thanksgiving for them this year, so of course the kids enjoyed getting to go to grandma and grandpa's! I didn't take any pictures there, because Reagan was spent, and it was a lot more chaotic with lots of kids running around.

Evelyn was on cloud nine getting to spend so much time with her "uncles." <-- Which actually means "cousins" but she kept getting her words confused. It was so funny every time Evie would walk into the living room where all of Eric's actual uncles were sitting to say, "Where are all of my uncles? Have you seen my uncles?" :)

On Saturday we celebrated Thanksgiving with my family at my mom and dad's. I tried to get a decent picture of the girls in front of our tree before we left, but that's pretty much an impossibility. I have a feeling you're going to be seeing a lot of these this season, haha....

Anyway, that's what they looked like. And here's Reagan:

Another impossibility: getting all three children in a picture at once. Perhaps I'll master that before the holidays are over.

My mama whipped up a yummy feast, as usual! We had a great time hanging out with the crew, though Evelyn was once again a little confused. My parents already have presents under their tree, and Evie kept asking, "Is it Jesus' birthday today?" over and over. My poor child couldn't figure out if we were still celebrating Thanksgiving or if it was Christmas, haha.

It was a wonderful weekend for family and food! Reagan did exceptionally well at all of our stops, and the girls love any reason to get out of the house to play and see their favorite people. Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!

Tomorrow we're hauling out the holly around here. :) It's the most wonderful time of the year!


Heather said...

Looks like you had one fantastic Thanksgiving!!

Cassie said...

awwww - yay for good babies!

happy thanksgiving!!


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