Monday, January 23, 2012

Thanksgiving at Grammy's

We went to Grammy Jo's house for Thanksgiving this year, and had a great time. The kids had their own table, which Lexi and Megan and Ashley Noto also had to sit at.
We used the pomoegranite plates and had some delicious fried turkey and ham. (though the ham was not fried.) Apparently a large percentage of people (I'm thinking it was 80%) photograph their Thanksgiving feast, and we were not among them. Afterwards, the girls took the kids outside to play on scooters and bikes. Lexi and Sareny had to pose, of course.
Cute cousins! Fin and Chuckles look so cute together.
And I love this one too.
They had lots of fun.
The boys.
Lexi and Ashley. Megan was the photographer, so she isn't in any of the pictures.
While we were there, Sareny asked Grammy Jo if she could do lite-brite.
She had fun desiging her own picture.
Soon the other kids caught wind of a fun project, and gathered around for their turn.
The kids also had lots of fun playing Lincoln Logs.
Charlie threw a fit over something, I think it may have had to do with Finley. Maybe because it wasn't my own kid throwing the fit, I thought it was pretty cute.
It was pretty dramatic.
Friday evening, Bampa set up an outside movie on a big screen and we watched Elf. We bundled up as much as we could, but I was still freezing! Very strangely, my mom was apparently not cold. The next morning, we did gingerbread houses before Jake and Liz headed back up to Utah. Everybody had some pretty cute and creative little houses.
The Keel family with their creations. I especially liked Liz and Josh's ladder with Santa on it.
The rest of us, sans me the photographer.
The kids with the houses.
At some point on Saturday, I looked in the front room and saw all three kids clambering and playing on their Bampa. Pretty typical. I was glad I got this candid shot before everyone looked up at me. 
He even puts up with Isaac pinching his nose and will still smile for the camera.
Saturday evening we helped Grammy Jo get her Christmas tree decorated. Finley clustered a lot of hers in this spot with the ladder.
Lexi hanging up her favorites.
The little ladder was pretty handy.
Finley gets pretty excited about Christmas ornaments and liked this Canadian Mounty.
And this is the only picture I got of Isaac hanging ornaments, because lets face it, he loses interest in non-electronics pretty quickly and moves on.
And to conclude our holiday festivities, me, Lexi, and my mom went to a late show. Yes, we saw Breaking Dawn in the Pioneer Theater in downtown Overton. And they were both quite embarrassed that I asked a random stranger to take our picture. But hey, things like this have to be documented.
I realized about halfway through the movie based on the giggles and comments from Lexi and my mom and that none of us are die hard Twilight fans. I wanted to go because I like going to movies and will see most anything, but afterwards I was like, "so why did we go see that if none of us are even remotely into Twilight?" Apparently, my sis-in-law Liz is, and she was the one who had come up with the idea of the girls seeing it, but we weren't able to squeeze it in before she left. So instead, the non-fans went. Interesting. All in all, we had a great time at Grammy and Bampa's.


Jolynn said...

Great post Hill. You got some good pics of the weekend. We had such a good time, and did lots of fun things. Thanks for all the hard work on the gingerbread houses! It's always fun making those. I ended up giving mine to my mom, and she loved it.

Melanie said...

Hi Hillari! Fun to peek at your blog and see your fun family happenings! LOVE the candid picture of your kids with your dad! Good job capturing the moment!!

cassidy said...

This makes me wish we could have been there with you all! It looks like so much fun. I love all of your pics - especially the one of all the kids climbing on Bampa. And I can't believe you guys went to Breaking Dawn.

lexi said...

i cant believe we went to breaking dawn either. but we did have a fun thanksgiving.