Friday, December 11, 2009

Thanksgiving et cetera

Jensen, Kiki and I hit up Grandma and Grandpa's house for Thanksgiving this year. Al was (and still is) at a training thing for work. (apparently we are going to be underlined for the time being...can't get it to stop...)

Jence and Jamie had a nice time reading...

...and destroying the newspaper.

Kiki and Kookie.

Bananaphone... Raffi sings about one, and here we finally get the visual.

Jence joined us for dessert...after not touching his dinner.

He did a lot of eating at the table like a big boy (my words not his- he still doesn't get that a"big boy" is something he wants to be...)

This is a choo-choo train, (which are suddenly fascinating to him).

Breakfast in grandpa's chair... we see he is loved...

Grandma Chrissie and Mr. We followed Grandma back up to Cleveland while Al finishes up his army fun.

Kennedi and Jen were up here as well and we got to get together- it's so fun having friends just as weirdly transient as we are, and ending up in the same neck of the woods from time to time.

Gramps kept our wooden train set and I pulled it out for Jence. I was so suprised to see that not a single piece was missing... at that moment...I'm not so sure anymore...

Any thoughts why trains are part of Christmas?

By the way, Gramps said this tree is very difficult to set up (??). I told him I'd have it up in five minutes, and I did. There's one for you, Jes. Don't all dads read directions for 30 minutes before opening the box??

Grandma Chrissie thinks it's so funny how he lays on his side and plays.

Jence and Grandma came with me on a shoot for Mason. We used this fun giant chess set, and I spent half my time keeping Jence out of the pictures.

Hugging his pal Mason.

Thinking strategy...

Check mate,

And we're out.

Pretzel face.

The two wandering during the shoot.

Isn't that Mason so cute?

This is before Daddy left. Momma had an outside shoot on a cold day so my boys pulled out the cold weather gear for me.

Love those boys!