For Thanksgiving Celia and the kids drove over from Erie. Brian had to stay home and study for finals, which was sad, and we missed him. But we had a good time hanging out for a few days. The kids are really good and fun to be with. Celia even got some kid free time when she went to the movies with Syd.
|Maden always wants to help with whatever you're doing. He was a great Swiffer sweeper.|
|Maden's birthday is a week after Thanksgiving, so we had an early birthday party for him. I ordered a Mickey Mouse ice cream cake and he loved it.|
|Gramma gave him an Operation game. It's a little tricky for little fingers, but I think he'll figure it out.|
|I found some puzzles that make words when you put them together. He loved loved loved this and did it several times.|
|FaceTiming with Brian so he could see part of the birthday party from home.|
|Celia sent this after they got home. I gave him the boots and shirt for his birthday. He wore it to school for show and tell day. He's such a cute little cowboy.|
|She went up and down up and down and never had an accident.|
|Annie gets stories before bed, but she doesn't hold still very well -- for stories or pictures!|
|Celia got lucky with the weather for the drive here and home. This tiny bit of snow happened during the night after they got here. It was all melted and sunny by the time they left.|
|I borrowed the booster from a neighbor and it was perfect. Annie is a good eater and eats whatever you give her. We made her into a bandit when she had spaghetti for lunch.|
I'm glad they were able to come for Thanksgiving. It's been so nice having them close enough to visit occasionally.
*I don't know why some of the pictures are sideways. I thought I had them all saved the right way, but when I uploaded them they were like this. Oh well. Just turn your head :)