We had a great weekend in our house and it isn't even over yet! This was a very special Thanksgiving for us, since some of my family was able to make it down by us, the girls were very excited to see Grandpa Mark and Grandma Sandy Wednesday evening. This was very special to me since it has been four years since the last time I have been able to spend this holiday with any of my immediate family.
On Thursday we all woke up a little earlier then usual and spent some time lounging in our jammies. After everyone was dressed and ready, Grandma Pattie and Grandpa Jim came over, not long after their arrival, Aunt Maggie and Uncle Baris also arrived. There was a lot of visiting, playing and eating. After everyone left and Lillian and Claire woke up from their nap we went downstairs to play. My two little monkeys were full of laughter jumping on the bed and laughing at Grandpa Mark pretending to snore (wonder what they would do if they heard the real thing). Before heading upstairs to have some dinner we read some books.
Friday morning Grandpa and Grandma decided to give Lillian and Claire their birthday gift early since they will not be able to make it back down for their party. First they peeked inside two little bags that held all sorts of animals. They were so excited about those. Then they pulled a large box out of an even larger gift bag to find a barn and even more animals. They LOVE it! The animals are pretty much the only toys they have played with the last two days. Their favorite is the giraffe, not exactly a farm animal, but still the coolest of the bunch.