Thursday, December 4, 2008

Thanksgiving Number One

Happy Turkey Day! Oh, wait. Thanksgiving was a week ago, wasn't it? Oh, well. Better late than never.

Like most families, we have more than one Thanksgiving dinner to attend. We have a lot of family members to be thankful for! :) It's funny how holiday breaks never really seem like a break; we're always rushing around cleaning, cooking, traveling, etc. 'Tis the season, I guess!

Our first Thanksgiving dinner was Thursday night at my aunt and uncle's. Colter had a ball chasing his cousins around and playing on THE STAIRS. I realized on Thanksgiving Day that I am very thankful that we do not have STAIRS. What a pain! Colter was fine going up, but going down is another story. The kid has no fear. Or fully-developed motor skills for that matter. It was quite a job keeping Colter from plummeting down the stairs, so I really didn't take very many pictures. The few I did take didn't turn out that well--I'll have to ask my sister for some.

Going Up!

Colter did take a break from stair-climbing to take apart my aunt's sofa. He's a busy boy. While Colter was terrorizing the house, his Daddy played five games of pitch. Five! Pitch is my family's card game of choice. I don't think a Sunday goes by without someone playing pitch at my grandparent's house. When the whole family is together, there's at least two games going on.
Here's the kitchen game..
and the living room game.
Would you ever believe that my beautiful, sweet-smiling sister, Jessica ever used the teeth in that pretty smile to bite chunks out of her brother's arm? And leave scars on her sister's arm? She did.In the dining room, the deep thinkers who are frankly getting a little tired of playing the same card game over and over and over again, played ImagineIf. I played in that room, but my sister Courtney beat me! What a punk. Courtney is hidden by my Aunt Robin's head in this picture, but I think she must have been attacking her boyfriend, Nathan (the guy in green). He looks like he's trying to get away from something. He actually usually looks like he's trying to get away from Courtney. She's a nut!
For a little while, I actually got to focus on the game because Poppy, a.k.a. my daddy, entertained Colter and blocked the stairs. I'm not sure what the story is behind the hat, and I'm pretty sure Dad did not intend for me to take his picture in it. I'm really sure he didn't intend for me to, then, post the picture on the Internet. Hee hee. :)
Coming soon: Pictures of Thanksgiving number two!


Jenn said...

Looks like fun. all but the stairs!

Rachel said...

Ha - love that one of your dad!!!! We must be more on the same wavelength than I thought - I posted my turkey day pics today too.

Are you leaving today or tomorrow?

Steve & Amy said...

What a fun Thanksgiving! I love the picture of Colter on the couch under the armrest thing. CUTE!