Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A Very Happy Thanksgiving

We had a very very happy Thanksgiving and continued the tradition of gathering with Adam's family!  We went to the Washington D.C. area for our celebrating this year.  We had so many family members there for the weekend ---  it was good crazy fun!  

Here's my little turkey at his Thanksgiving feast at school.  Isn't he gobble-itous!
On Wednesday we traveled to the cousin house where the kiddos got right down to having giggle together!
Then we all met up for dinner.  Poor restaurant, it may never recover from our clan of 12 adults and 10 kiddos!  We had great service and a wonderful time though!

Then we just hung out all weekend, playing, pouting, swimming and just being together!

My Brother & Sister in-laws hosted this year and did a wonderful job of course!  The appetizers were delicious, the drinks were flowing and the dinner was amazing!   They did a new twist on dinner with individual pot pies (soy/veggie based) and mushroom risotto, green beans with almonds, plus many more yummy dishes. 

On Friday we decided to take our 2 downtown via the Metro!  One cousin joined in and others met us there.  What a fabulous time we had!  

We started in the Smithsonian and walked around enjoying the beautiful day.
Then ventured to the Air & Space Museum, requested of course by Sammy!
Where he got to sit in the cockpit of a Cessna and turn the rudders!  He was in HEAVEN!
After that we stopped for a delicious lunch of pretzels & soda - it was just the right D.C. kind of lunch!

Of course seeing the sites for Sammy meant construction sites!  He didn't care two bits about the monmuments...nope, he wanted to see the roller and grader!
But we finally got him off and moving toward the Washington Monument.  (So maybe we promised ice cream if he walked the rest of the way....whatever works, right?)

My sweet boy....

Later that day we went to another cousin house for a big get-together.  There was more food, family and friends there, the kids having a blast and the adults catching up with family and friends alike!

We got our annual "cousins" photo on the couch!  Boy they are all getting so big!
And we got a goofy one as well...
And a final one of just some adorable kiddos.   Love these family times!

Thanksgiving 2012 -  family style!  I'm so lucky to have married into such a wonderful and close family!  Makes me miss my own family, but I know I'll be seeing them soon!


Heather said...

GREAT pictures. What a fun time in DC!

Dianne said...

Looks like you all had a great time in the Nation's Capital!