Monday, January 30, 2017

Eli - 4 years, 45 weeks; Ava - 3 years 30 weeks; Mae - 1 year, 5 weeks: Happy Thanksgiving!

We always spend Thanksgiving with Brian's family in Birmingham.  We usually go down the day before to help Granny Reba and Pawpaw John get the yard ready and food started and this year was no different.  We stayed all the way through until Sunday and enjoyed spending some time with family celebrating the holiday and watching the Iron Bowl. 

While the grown-ups clean up the millions of leaves from the yard, the kids get to play in the leaf piles! 

Cousins are for fun!

Some hands help prep the food

And there are usually enough people to keep babies entertained.

This is Granny Reba's happy place. 

Nothing in the fall says possibilities like a yard full of leaves.

On Thanksgiving Day we dressed back up in the same clothes we work for our photos a couple weeks earlier.  My hope was to get a great picture of the whole family to use for our Christmas Card.

 But it was too dark in the shad and too bright in the sun.  With the help of photoshop I ended up with this... not great but good enough as long as the photos of the kids take center stage.

And in the middle of everything we caught these too goofing off.

We watched the Iron Bowl at Aunt 'Lissa and Uncle Woo's house this year.  Mae enjoyed spending time with her two cousins Haddie and Finley.  Haddie and Finley wear bows lots.  Mae rarely wears a bow.  We put Haddie's bow on Mae for a few minutes and she made pretty quick work of it.

When we headed home on Sunday, everyone was tired but happy.  The kids napped most of the way home which made the drive easier on Mom and Dad.  

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