We spent Thanksgiving this year at my mom's. This is the first year that we've actually had all of my little monkey's at my mom's for Thanksgiving. That's the hardest part of having a blended family.
My oldest brother Mark. (I might add that he really did not want his picture taken.)
My second oldest brother Steve, Tammy, Blaine, Brantly, Breaunna, Brendon, and Brady.
My sister Darla, Todd, Kelton, Kaylie, and Kason. Todd's dad Dean came with them. His wife passed a few months earlier. We were glad to have him.
My brother Kirk, Darlene, Taylor, Levi and Andi.
Then comes me. (Seven years later)
Steve's oldest Brittney and her new hubby Mike. So cute!
After Dinner, comes the annual Gingerbread Houses. The kids absolutely love this part of Thanksgiving. They spend hours making it look just right. Then they bring it home, and I always secretly hope that they break on the way home so I can throw them away. (SORRY MOM!) They usually end up in the kids bedrooms (even though I said no) and the pieces end up all over the house. Baylee wanted to put hers in a box and carry it on the plane to Vegas. She was pretty bumbed when I told her it wouldn't work.
Mark took his airplane out to fly it. The boys all thought it was really cool. Then uncle Mark let Kason and Kaleb fly the plane. Kirk said that Kaleb wrecked it into the cement wall across the street...but it survived.
The fam watching football after we all ate way too much!
My mom spends HOURS preparing the Gingerbread Houses and preparing our dinner. Then she spends the entire day playing with the kids, and cleaning up. I am thankful for you mom.
7/22/09 We were at the store and I pointed out a bedspread that I liked. Kaleb says, "Mom, that's Goth." I giggled and said asked him what he thought Goth was. He told me that "Goth means you like black."
3/30/2009 We were at Target and Kali saw a new bobble head, "Mom, I want the "cowpitter". Which is catapillar in Kali-nese.
1/15/2009 Kaleb says, "Mom, is that toy gonna come out of my paycheck?"
12/22/2008 Abbi "Hey, it's the Eve, of the Eve, of Christmas Eve!"
12/19/2008 Kaleb asked "Mom, is coloring an exercise for your hand?"
12/15/2008 Kali says, "Ooops mom...sorry it was an ACCI-DIDN'T." The funniest part, is that she's been saying that for about 3 years. I finally had to tell her that the word is ACCIDENT.
11/2/2008 Kaleb was working on his spelling words. I told him to spell 'we'. He says, "W-i-i."
I was making dinner, when Abbi says, "Mom, I need a fork," and Kaleb says, "Mom, can you get me a cup?" and Kali says, "guys, she's not an octopus!" 10/19/2008
When Kaleb was about 2, I was ordering at Sonic, and I ordered grill cheese sandwich's for the kids. Kaleb began crying, and I asked him what was wrong. He told me, "I don't want it girl cheese, I want it boy cheese!"
This lady in front of me was driving terribly. I kept saying "Lady!" Well, I finally gunned the car to go, and the drinks from McDonalds, spilled all over the car. Kali says, "Her tripped us!" Kali was 4 years old.
When Kali was 3, she found a pair of her shorts in her drawer. She put them on. It was still winter, so I told her she had to wear pants. Kali said, "I am. Little pants mom."