Sunday, November 30, 2008

Turkey Day with family

We did the grand tour of Kentucky during Thanksgiving. First we went to Bowling Green to visit Ben's parents Wednesday evening. We got up Thursday and finished cooking, then loaded up the car to head to Hodgenville for Thanksgiving dinner with the Miller/Peterson family. That evening we headed to Henderson to spend time with my side of the family. Here are pictures of our fun-filled Thanksgiving weekend.
Cody and Caleb had fun with their cousins, Makinna and Abbi. They played on great Granny's stairwell for awhile tossing down bouncy rubber balls before we booted them outside. It was a nice day for the end of November. It got up to 60 and was sunny.
They discovered some hay bales on the farm that they played on for over an hour. Lori and I took turns tossing the kids up on top, then they would crawl around on them, leap across to a nearby hay bale, and slide off.

Caleb doing his Spiderman walk up the hay bales.

Doing push-ups between the bales.

Greg and Granny enjoying a scrumptious dinner.

I think I caught Donna taking a little snooze before dessert.

The Miller's watched the Titans obliterate the Lions while they ate.
Did you leave us any dessert Grandpa?

We arrived in Henderson after the Ford family Thanksgiving dinner. There were plenty of left-overs, but we were too miserable to eat...well maybe just a small piece of pecan pie. The boys were excited to see Uncle Kevin. Grandmom had a surprise in the boy's bedroom...a lava lamp!

Caleb was mesmerized by it and spent hours over the weekend sitting just like this watching the lava bubble up and down. He would call out for us to come see creatures or weird things in the lava shapes.

"Come look at it now, it looks like ET's head."
"Look it is Marvin the Martian."

Paige came over to see her cousins "those dudes".

Kevin and I got up Friday morning and braved the crowds in Henderson for a little shopping with the crazies. We didn't stay out very long, but picked up a couple of bargains. For lunch, we met an old highschool/college friend of mine at Olive Garden. Wendi now has a 4 year old little girl and a 4 month old baby boy. Brooke and Cody got along great. We caught up on who married who gossip, as well as how many kids so-and-so now have, and what career they ended up in.
On Saturday, we went for a hike at Wesselman Park in Evansville. It was a pretty, sunny day and we were still bloated from Thanksgiving leftovers, so we thought we ought to try walking off some of those calories. The boys had fun crunching in the leaves and spying woodpeckers and squirrels in the woods. We even spotted a white tailed deer running across the woods ahead of us.

Grandmom is fun to rest on when you are tired.

We had a great Thanksgiving- seeing family that we haven't seen in awhile and spending quality time with our close family.


Kev said...

Good times! Miss you guys already!

Mom said...

Thanks for coming. We had a great visit. Those boys keep you hopping.

Jim said...

Great pics, especially the one of Mom sleeping! It was great to see you all again. The kids had such a great time on the hay that I think I'll get a few moved out to the front yard for them to play on! Only in Kentucky....