I am so grateful that we had the opportunity to be able to travel to WV this year during Thanksgiving. We were able to spend almost a whole week and got to see lots of family!
The kids did great overall during the 5+ hour drive and thankfully I remembered to bring some books to keep them occupied!
Fun at Grandma’s
Thankfully one thing we do not need to pack when we head to Grandma’s house is toys!! My mom had bought this little pool during the summer and it has never seen water! The kids love to lay in it while watching TV, reading, or playing with their toys.
Aaron bought a bag of 100 plastic balls from Wal-Mart and this made a nice addition to the pool. :)
Yes, Isaac is somewhere underneath the balls. Needless to say the kids LOVED playing in the pool. It got brought out EVERY DAY!
My dad had a little doll house ready for Miriam when she arrived. She loved sitting up on Grandpa’s lap and playing with her FIRST dollhouse!
Thanksgiving morning started off restful as we watched part of the Macy’s parade. As you can tell, Isaac was very much into it!
My mom made this cute turkey to take to my Grandma’s house as an appetizer. The body was an especially yummy cheese ball and the feathers were vegetables.
My Uncle Ed is the official turkey carver at Grandma’s
Shortly after we arrived, Miriam went over to the doll cradle and draped her little body over it. We sat there watching her and she did not budge for several minutes. The longer she stayed frozen like that, the harder we laughed. Here is my cousin Nate kneeling beside her. She eventually kicked him. We put her down for a nap very shortly after this ;-)
My cousin Nate’s wife, Leah, on the left and my sister, Hollie, on the right.
Aaron reading to Isaac and Nate’s oldest daughter, Emma.
Isaac decided Nate’s hair needed a little brushing. ;-)
Isaac spending some time with my cousin Ben’s little puppy dog.
Isaac and Emma watching a Thomas the Train movie. Isaac LOVES his cousin Emma! And talked about her the whole trip.
Here he is giving Emma a hug and kiss goodbye.
Isaac with his backpack (that he wore all. week.) and my Grandma.
Time with Family
We were so blessed that Aaron’s mom and Grandma were able to make the trip down to see us overnight. (Although we missed Papaw!)
Miriam getting some night time snuggles in with Mamie.
I am so glad we were able to visit with my Uncle Charlie and Aunt Bev while we were in. We went out to breakfast with Uncle Charlie earlier in the week and then they came over for a visit one evening.
A family pic before we headed back home. In case you can’t tell, Miriam is NOT very happy at this moment, in fact her face is beet red from
Other Fun Pics of My Cuties
Miriam’s first time eating her Great Gram’s Texas sheet cake. I think she liked it ;-)
Miriam is such a snuggler! Especially when she’s tired!
Wearing Daddy’s hat with the lights.
I have a couple of cute video clips of the kids from this week too. Hopefully I can get them uploaded this week. (They take forever!)