Thursday, November 24, 2011

Grateful Hearts

We were treated to a gorgeous Thanksgiving day, blue skies and plenty of sunshine.  This morning we ran the annual Turkey Trot with the kids and 20,000 Austinites.  It was a great race, with nice views of downtown and a downhill second half.  It felt great to cross the finish line. 

The rest of the day we relaxed at Grammy and Papa's and enjoyed a delicious meal.  It was a full house, there were 17 of us which made for a festive day.  Here, Lily is showing me her additions to our Thanksgiving tree, the kids hung leaves with things they are thankful for. Lily is thankful for her family, kindness and happiness.

Evan is thankful that Grammy helped him mend his lovey 'Pato' and for our cats. Will is thankful for God and water. Holden is thankful for turkeys and the plants that grow.

I am thankful for my sister in law who will roll around and play with my boys.

And our sweet Cousin Jack. The kids are all stepping stones in ages...Will, Evan and Lily 5, Holden turning 4 in January and Jack recently 3. 

Then it was time for dinner and Papa carved the turkey.

Kids table.

Post dinner snuggle.

My dad.

Grammy helping Lily read an ABC book.

And goodnight.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for spending Thanksgiving with us! We are grateful for our wonderful family! Love, Grammy and PaPa

bushsquad said...

I love your gratitude tree! Such a great idea. You must save all those leaves and date them and laminate them!