Sunday, November 30, 2008

Walker's Thanksgiving Feast at School...

with ME as the Room Mom!

(this is my last Thanksgiving post...but since this is my on-line journal that I plan to print & present to my children, I must include this event!)

Walker's kindergarten class had thier annual Thanksgiving Feast on Tuesday. WOOOO nellie...their Room Mom was a little overwhelmed! Ummmm...that'd be ME!!! The agenda included THE STUDENTS making pancakes in the classroom on an electric skillet, fruit kabobs, turkey roll-ups, and pumpkin pie fluff!

Seeing this little guy's joy at me being there made
everything just fine though...
Mrs. Hentschel is just Heaven sent!!!
Cutie Pie Punkins...
Walker has such a sweet and well-behaved class...My favorite lil' Turkey... Feasting away (and thankfully no child
was injured by the electric skillet! ha!)...
The cute, little guy on the right asked if I would take a
picture with him (SO CUTE!) and then these other
guys joined us...I felt so popular!!!
But most of all, I just wanted my picture with
my favorite little man in all of kindergarten...

Don't look for me to be PTA President ever (although I have great respect for those who devote so much of their time to the school), but I'll take every opportunity I can to be involved in some way with Walker's class!

That is until he won't let me anymore!!!

More Gobble Gobble

Our gobble gobble time didn't end on Thursday.
No way...we headed to Santa Anna, Texas, to
Troy's sister's house and both of his grandparents' houses.
You might notice that my lil' punkins were very excited!!!

Look at my sweet punkin' pie right here...he melts my heart!!!

I just fall in love with this little girl every single day...
Saturday was our Thanksgiving celebration with
Troy's mom's side of the family
(we have the celebration at their church).
I LOVE this's a huge, FUN, loving family!!!
As I already told you, my amazing and talented
Mother-in-Law made Hadlee this
ADORABLE turkey dress...And guess what?!? She also made the dress for
Hadlee's four precious little girl cousins!!!
The mission of the day was getting all FIVE
little turkeys/girls in ONE picture!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here we go...three!!!
Moving in the right direction...four!!!Ta Da...five precious little turkey dresses (AND GIRLS!)!!!
Let me tell you all of their names...
Mylee, Karly, Ellie, Hadlee & Jolie
(all Lee girls and we didn't even plan it like that!!!)
It was a really fun photo shoot...
especially when Hadlee started picking her nose!!!
A most VERY special shout out to Mamaw right now...
Thank you so, so much for making these dresses for us.
You are such a beautiful, talented person and we
are ALL blessed to know and love you.
You make Hadlee whatever I ask for and you
are always so happy about it. I could
never thank you enough for ALL you do.
Walker & Hadlee love their Mamaw to the moon and back!
Then we decided we needed a boy cousin pic...
It's a rough & tumble, but cute group!!!
How about ALL the cousins in one pic! You betcha!!!
Remember I told you that we have our
celebrations at the church? Here are the kiddos
playing in the gym. They have a ball together!We had such a good time. I absolutely love being
with my family ~ whether it be Troy's side or my side.
At this point, it's all the same. I love that!
Thankful is an understatement!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Gobble Gobble

Let's get this Thanksgiving started right...
our holidays began on Wednesday with a fun lunch date
and play time with our B/F/F's Kelli G. (Co Co) & Kate Kate!!!
It was WONDERFUL to have them back
in the city where they belong (ha!)!
How fun is this? Kate has five adorable cousins!!!
Walker and Hadlee fit right in...
just like I always did with the Gingerich Girls!
Then it was THANKSGIVING DAY 2008!!!
Our day started off magically for me when BOTH
of my babies curled up with me to watch the
Macy's Day Parade!!! Oh, this was HEAVEN!
I would have captured it, but I couldn't risk
getting up to go get the camera (Daddy was outside
putting up Christmas lights!).
This pic is such a side note...but this is Miss
Priss patiently waiting for us to leave!
I couldn't resist...PURE PRECIOUS!!!
Now, back to my Thanksgiving themed post...
(and picture overload!!!)
Thankful, Thankful, Thankful!!!
for my precious children who are my everything...
for my three handsome & fun nephews
who make me laugh and smile... for my AMAZING parents
whose love is unending...
for my beautiful sisters
(who love my children and me like their own!)... for my gorgeous niece whom I love like my own...
for my handsome & fun husband whom I love
with all of my heart...
for my mom's wonderful cooking...
(it is soooo good, it just had to make my list!)
Speaking of food, I want you to take a look
at my husband's plate!!!
He gets the award for 'biggest plate of food'...My nephew, Hunter, gets 'most creative plate of food'...
Sweetie Pie gets 'cutest plate of food'
(okay so it's her that made the plate cute!)...
for a WONDERFUL day with my family...
(and here's what we did all day besides eat, nap
and watch the Cowboys!!!)
Iphone Tutorials...
Play outside & talk! It was such a beautiful day...
It's so fun to have college aged & middle school aged
kids in our family. They are so funny & will say
just about anything! A couple of cute girls and some
friends showed up to see Travis. If you look
closely at this photo, you'll notice Walker!
He hung with them like he was their age!!!
And the coolest part about that...TRAVIS let him!I am also very thankful for my sweet blogging friends.
You are such a new & fun highlight to my days!!!
Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!
"We have two more Thanksgiving celebrations to attend?!?" "We better go! I can't wait to see
the rest of my grandparents and cousins!!!"

"Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift."

2nd Corinthians 9:15