Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Aftermath .........

Thanksgiving was hectic and wonderful. Just a few of my favorite faces .............

Aunt Adrienne and Jada mugging for the camera. I think Adrienne looks a little tired, while Jada still has lots of energy left ..........

Papa Drew with Baby Zara snuggling on the couch, Jada saw a photo op. She is our fashionista. You will note that she added a skirt to her pajamas for extra flair.

Under all the kids is a real person! He is Makenzie's boyfriend and I have to admit that I am old and cannot remember his name. It is right there in the back of my mind and I am certain it will come to me in the wee hours of the morning when I can't sleep. He was very tall and the kids loved him. He could walk on his hands. All of us in the kitchen loved him, too. He kept the little ones entertained.


Maya and Jada having a late supper. Well, Jada did. Maya wasn't feeling good.


Big cousin Layla giving Zara a piggy-back ride.


The men waiting for food .............. I think most men must look like this as they wait.

Jilly was happy about eating that turkey! Maybe it was the wine? She looks really happy.


Big sister/little sister. Makenzie is getting a big hug from Zara. Zara allowed me to hold her for maybe two seconds. She was enchanted with Papa on this visit.

Gavin treated me to my own personal magic show. He was a pilgrim and the show involved dog treats for the four dogs. No, I didn't have to eat a dog biscuit. I did, however kiss that face about a thousand times ..........
I got a hug and kiss from this handsome face, too. Seems like only yesterday Gage was in Kindergarten and would let me get all the kisses I wanted ..........
I ate and I shopped and I came home. A little tickle in the back of my throat made me cough a little on the way home. There are no pictures of my daughter-in-law. She was busy hosting the dinner on Thanksgiving and the next day she had a little tickle in the back of her throat ...........
I truly believe that school germs should be cultured and used as chemical warfare. I had a very sore throat yesterday and now I have the stuffy head that goes with it. Oh, yeah, I am achy all over, too. It was worth it.









13 comments:

Masala Chica said...

Kathy - you have an amazingly beautiful family. It sounds like it was a wonderful holiday for everyone!

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

great, beautiful pictures! looks like everyone had a grand time.

so sorry you have a throat tickle. hope it's gone very quickly!

Brian Miller said...

ha. wonderful pics...and sounds like a lot of fun was had...and yes...we got some of those germs as well...my youngest is napping on my lap home from school...ack

houndstooth said...

Ha ha! I teach PreK, and I'm pretty sure school germs ARE chemical warfare! It looks like you had a great time!

Kathy G said...

Glad to hear you had a good holiday. Take care of yourself.

ellen abbott said...

Oh those little vermin and I'm not talking about the bugs. It was so bad when all four of my grandchildren were in elementary school and they lived next door. I just tried to think of it as building up my immune system.

You g'kids are so adorable and it looks like everyone had a fun time.

Hillbilly Mom said...

I LOVE the skirt-with-pajamas fashion statement. What a little girly girl!

Mamma has spoken said...

Jilly looks like you!

Pat said...

Somehow sharing a germ with a family member is a lot more tolerable than a stranger. Sounds like you had a wonderful time with your family. It ended too soon.

Yes I'm interested in a sock monkey. How much are they?

@ly said...

Very nice! Looks like it was a great time. I have that same throat irritation and I am trying my best to fight it right now!

Lisa @ Grandma's Briefs said...

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Whitney Lee said...

They are beautiful, all of them. I am glad you made it through (how's the back?).

Why is it, when we are teaching children to share, that we cannot teach them to share selectively? It really would be nice not to catch everything that's going around the classroom! Hopefully the crud doesn't last long.

Meggie said...

Kathy, those children are so goreous! Love all the pics. I have had a tickly throat too... but over here, it can't be your's!! LOL.