Thanksgiving at Grandma's House
Our family spent Thanksgiving in Redding, Calif., at my Mom's newly remodeled house. We all had a wonderful time and marveled at how the house turned out. Best of all was spending the holiday together and having a meal with our loved ones who we so rarely get to see.
Sammy with Grandpa Red.
My brother Matt was able to get a rare few days off and made the trip north.
Annabel, Paul, Lucy and AuntAnna.
The family about to enjoy our Thanksgiving meal. Aunt Anna, Grandpa Red, Uncle John, Uncle Mark, my Mom, Matt, Kim, Paul and Nona. Uncle Matt, who is serving in Afghanistan, was in our thoughts as well as Aunt Janet who we missed dearly this first Thanksgiving without her after she passed away in February.
The girls pretty much ate dinner rolls for dinner. Perhaps I need to cook more traditional foods so they can get used to eating it.
My mom and Matt took the kids for a long walk along the Sacramento river trail on Friday morning. I was resting after a long (and early!) morning of shopping at the sales. When they got back Paul took this picture of Lucy with her Uncle Matt. Lucy just saw it and said, "Hey, that's my special picture with Uncle Matt!" Cute.
Lucy and Annabel having a sword fight with drumsticks. It was all fun and games until somebody got smacked on the hand and then it was all tears and no more drumsticks.
Grandma and Sammy feeding Pookie some dog biscuits. At first he didn't know what to do so he threw them thinking that it was like playing ball with her.