Saturday, December 5, 2009

Thanksgiving fun

Our time with family in TN was full of fun!  Grandma and Papa had several activities planned for the kids in addition to a wonderful meal.  We made gingerbread houses, ate lots of candy and made some sweet memories. 

The kids received a special gift:  lovingly made Christmas outfits from Grandma!

As is customary on Thanksgiving day, we ate and ate and ate.  Two special meals filled our day.  We headed over to Nan's (Mom and Dad's place) for a get together of the Job family.  The kids played together and we all went for a much needed, post stuffing walk with Pipai!  It was wonderful getting to hug Dad's neck.

Friday we met in Knoxville to attend the Fantasy of Trees event, a fundraiser for East TN Children's Hospital.  It was a beautiful display of brightly lit trees, colorful gingerbread houses and creative craft booths.  Josiah's favorite was the bike corner.  They had little cars and scooters for the preschoolers to enjoy.  

We have been before, but this time it was more fun getting to watch J and his cousins Anna, Norah and Jack playing together.  It is a special event for us, knowing that all the proceeds go towards helping Children's Hospital.  

We put our tree up this week, and as we decorated I counted at least 4 ornaments that came from past Fantasy of Trees benefits.  I think this will become a family, Christmas tradition!


Christy Younger said...

Oh, some of the sweetest memories. I miss you guys so much already!!

MaryM said...

Love the photos, especially the one of Josiah and your dad! And the Christmas outfits are adorable!