Well as I sat down to write about our Thanksgiving, I realized that we took six pictures. Six!! So the pictures are not a very good indicator of the day we had (but at least they are really great pictures!).
We headed to OKC on Thanksgiving morning to have lunch at Kent and Emily's beautiful new house. Matt's entire family were there this year. And I was thrilled to see Amie, Taylor and Baby Jackson. Even though we live the closest to them, we hardly ever get to see them.
The food was great and we all had a great time getting to visit. Evan loved playing with Taylor and Papa Ken and talked about it for days. And Libby was very interested in every move Anya made.
We also did part of our Christmas early. All of the gifts were great and the kiddos loved them. Evan has been living in his Ninja suit and Bat Mobile and Libby loves her Winnie the Pooh phone and has been cooking up a storm with her new "food". And I love her new OSU onsie from Grandma Brenda and Papa Ken.
But only one toy caused the first big sibling rivalry in our household. Katherine and Ryan got Evan a Woody doll. And Libby wanted it. She wanted it bad. They would stand and each tug on his arm and just scream bloody murder. I put it away but of course that really wasn't fair to Evan. He should get to play with his new toy even if his sister wants it. And I think she was playing up the whole baby thing, pretending that she didn't understand her strict orders that Woody was off limits.
I finally broke down after a couple of days and went to Walmart and bought her her very own Woody. It looks just a little different but that ended up being a good thing because we have been able to keep track of possession, which is extremely important to a certain three year old that lives here.
It was a really fun day and it was also a little glimpse of the future.
And now for the only three good pictures of the day...
Little Miss Anya
Evan and Libby with Great Grandpa Beach
Evan and Libby with Great Grandma Beach
These pictures with Matt's grandparents are so, so important to Matt. I am so glad my kids have the opportunity to know some of their great grandparents. I never knew any of mine so I feel like Evan and Libby are so blessed to know three of their great grandparents.
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