We enjoyed two Thanksgiving gatherings this year. Sunday, we went to my sister Sandy's house, and then today we visited with Tom's parents.
|Tom was a good sport about attending the gathering at Sandy's. |
He brought a book and found a corner.
|Sandy's dogs spent much of the afternoon on the outside looking in. Dolefully.|
|Tommy with Grandma Lux|
|Rachel smashing the potatoes.|
|Johnny and Ellie spent a lot of time together. |
Upside-down time is Ellie's favorite.
|Tommy and Ellie are telling Grandma about the card they made for her.|
Q. Why do turkeys always gobble?
A. They haven't learned their table manners.
|Sandy uncovering the goods.|
|Ellie and Tommy enjoying rolls from the bread basket they made.|
|Megan and Cole. And Jasper, who was happy to be at the table, even though dinner was over.|
|My favorite guys.|
|After I caved to Jasper's pitiful looks and gave him a bit of pumpkin pie,|
he tried to stare down Tom for a piece of his.
|Still staring at the pie. His eyes don't waver, even when Ellie |
comes and tries to get his attention.
|Looking out the window at the birds in Grandma Selvage's yard.|
|Grandpa had a box of goodies that he let Tommy and Ellie play with.|
They found some old keys and were happy to look for locks they might fit.
|The great discovery of the evening was flashlights.|
They went running from room to room shining them around and
giggling like they were the first ones to discover light.
And here's a fun lesson for the week. I uploaded all of my pictures to Google+ and discovered that they have an "Auto Awesome" feature. If you load 2 or more pictures that are very similar in composition, they automatically combine the best facial features into a new photo:
|John smiling, Bob not so much.|
|John blinking, Bob smiling.|
|Auto Awesome = the best of both!|