We arrived at my mom & dad's house pretty early to help out with the cooking after a shopping trip to Target for some necessities. Micah sported his first Thanksgiving gear.
We played with puzzles...
We attempted to take pictures of the kids...
Some turned out better than others...
(Aunt KerKer with Micah & Ebin)
We did some baking and making homemade icing...
Everybody wanted to help. (Notice my little sidekick in the front of the picture.)
The kids played with Tupperware (Micah's favorite these days).
Ebin decided to use his as a hat.
So we tried to share the love with Micah.
Papa got in some much needed grandfather time with Micah.
Micah got some much needed suck his fingers time.
I made these delish chocolate creations which included my first attempt at chocolate buttercream icing.
My sister used outside inspirations for our table centerpiece.
I attempted to take a picture of Micah in his cute embroidered shirt. (Thanks, KayKay!)
This was the best picture I could get...geez!
Then my sister and I attempted Thanksgiving 2011 pictures of the boys.
Here's how it went down.
Micah was climbing up the stairs. Ebin wanted no part of our picture taking.
Gotta love kids!
So we tried to do it by the fireplace.
Micah kept cruising, and Ebin wouldn't look at us.
Micah crawled away. Ebin demonstrated his funny habit of "copying" his cousin by sucking his two fingers.
My, oh my. We probably won't have a good picture of these two for a few years. Haha!
Finally, we plopped them in Papa's rocker where we got this jewel of a photo.
Mission halfway accomplished!
Then Ebin talked his uncle into some more puzzle time.
We paused for a moment to take this family of three--I mean, four if you include the baby--picture. Yes, my sister is pregnant!! Yay!
The boys watched football a whole lot. And they watched a couponing show marathon, too. (Sshhh, I didn't tell you that.)
The desert table.
The cooks. (Well, I baked desert, so I'm not sure I should count as a cook.)
Ebin modeled his Indian headwear (very shyly).
Then Micah demonstrated it, too as he slept in the swing.
We took a family photo that left out a baby (in the swing) and my brother (in his rocking chair) and Ebs refused to look again.
Here's our little family after forty takes--this is the best of Micah.
Mommy & Micah
Micah had his first Thanksgiving dinner of green beans, ham, and I can't remember what else.
I'm not sure he really liked it.
Ebin tried to force feed Micah. As you can imagine, this did not go over very well from Micah's point of view. Ebs got mad because, "Micah won't eat it! He won't eat it!"
Well, I guess he doesn't like having food shoved into his mouth. =)
Daddy/Papa fed Dale his Thanksgiving meal.
Mama/KayKay played with the boys.
The boys played with their favorite thing--trucks!
Man, do they love some truck playing time!
Micah now seems to prefer "big boy" toys thanks to playing so much with his cousin.
Ebin made this funny face (for who knows what reason)!
Micah was all smiles as he pushed his toy truck around the kitchen.
The boys continued to watch football, the History channel, and that extreme couponing marathon.
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!! I know we did!