I won't apologize, but I will warn you that there are a lot, like a lot, of photos in this post. Yes, I am biased and yes, I think my kids are absolutely adorable!
Liv was is the happiest mood! She couldn't care less about the food part of Thanksgiving (out of all that food, she only ate a roll), but she was so excited to see cousins! Scarlett was precious the whole time, and slept during the feast. We have so much to be thankful for. I already wrote about how grateful I am for my little family, and it almost goes without saying that I am grateful for my brothers and sisters, in-laws, nieces and nephews, and parents as well. I also feel so blessed to have gotten this time to be so close to my parents. They have helped us so much during this transitional time for our family, and I continue to learn life lessons from them everyday.
This particular year we are especially thankful for our sweet baby Scarlett who is already 6 months old and a huge joy in our lives, how much our lovely Olivia has loved preschool and how it has helped her social skills and attention span, and Brady's acceptances to medical school!
|This is the sign we made from some of the treasures we collected from our nature walk|
|Cute baby Scarlett wearing cousin Anna's Thanksgiving dress|
|Lettie went down for a nap, so we all went outside to play while waiting for cousins to arrive. |
The weather was amazing and Liv always has so much fun when we are all together.
|While we were outside Grandma and Pops called! Liv was truly ecstatic to see them on facetime.|
|Is there any question to how much she loves her family in Oregon (though they were in Utah at the time)?!|
|After the convo it was back to business. This is a favorite pastime of Liv's|
|Again, Liv wanted to pretend to sleep, only this time Daddy had to do it with her. I love this because they're both peeking :)|
|Then the Grant's arrived! And Liv was literally so excited she was trying to jump off B's shoulders.|
|Claire (4), Liv (3), and B|
|I love when cousins come because she has playmates!|
|Before we went outside, Liv and I made this Thanksgiving placemat out of felt. |
Good thing she had it for that single roll she feasted on.
|Just a few of the items we feasted on and cute Anna (1) and Grampy|
|When Lettie woke up she was completely content to lay on the floor and listen and watch all the people. She is a dream!|
|A rainbow to end our perfect Thanksgiving day!|
With each holiday I can't help but feel a pang of sadness that we won't be here next year. Of course I'm excited too, but I am trying to take in all this family while we can. Next year it will be a little different. We had a wonderful day and are so thankful that we had family to celebrate with this year :)