Friday, November 29, 2013

Thanksgiving Events

Each year the kids' school hosts their annual Friendship Stew the day school lets out for Thanksgiving Break (I know, I know, we didn't have Thanksgiving Break when I was a kid either. Only Thanksgiving and the day after, and half day on Wednesday if we were lucky).

I always insist that if I am going to eat lunch with them, then they have to sit at the table where we are at. However, their friends then migrate to our table! See:

No biggie, we love these kiddos!

Our annual family photo at the Thanksgiving Stew.

Each year on Thanksgiving Day we take individual pictures for our Thanksgiving book. It's a great tradition we started years ago and the kids love to look back at it to see who we've joined at Thanksgiving and what they were thankful for.

We celebrated Thanksgiving with many families who brought food potluck style to our church multi-use room. There were far too many people to count, some I didn't even know as the numbers kept increasing right up until the moment of. We had a good time enjoying each other's company. Yohn and I spent a lot of time with our kids and of course the kids they were playing with!

Yohn and Bethany watching Turbo.

Elisha insisted on a photo shoot of him doing a lay-up in the gym. Ya know, where the lighting is bad and me and my inability to get a great photo in a dark room. Me thinks I'm gonna have to play with those settings on the camera and stop finding every excuse not to. If I want to take better gym pics that is. But with some editing this one didn't turn out too badly. (blah, blah, blah, I know!)

Lil' Cutie!

We had T and Harmony over to stay the night. The kids all planned on staying up all night long, but after watching how hyper they were and then how that all turned around when they started to get tired and gripe at each other I insisted they lay down with a movie. T lost his "bet" of being able to stay up the longest when he fell asleep withing 5 minutes of laying down.

Bethany none too happy that I used the flash! :)

She won by the way, she stayed up the latest. She has that kind of "endurance" and can pretty much outlast anyone anytime she pleases. But then she crashes pretty hard later on!

Elisha went down second!

And this is how I found Harmony, after she had fallen asleep third! Love this pose! It's one of those you could think up a hundred captions for. 

Hope your Thanksgiving we a great one! I can't wait to see pictures!


Hanna said...

Thank you for sharing your thanksgiving day.

Renee said...

Great fun to stop in from Linny's and visit your home on Thanksgiving. Sounds like a wonderful time...
God bless.

Mom Of Many said...

Thank you so much for welcoming us into your Thanksgiving. It looks like you all had a special time...and love the annual photo tradition! Happy Thanksgiving from Phoenix!

Anonymous said...

So glad you and yours had a Happy Thanksgiving. I love the way you documented it through pictures, and shared with us. Fun memories :)

The Bug said...

You and Yohn have the best shirts :) I'm glad you had a nice Thanksgiving! Oh, & the caption to that picture is "Oops I coulda had a V8zzzzzzz..." (I know, lame - ha!)

laughwithusblog said...

Oh my goodness! We have the same shirt! The purple one at the top. In fact, I wore mine today! :)