This year for Thanksgiving, we headed down to Richfield to spend the holiday with the Rowley family. I was somewhat bummed that Richfield had their turkey trot at the beginning of November, because I had been looking for another race to do. So, I decided to create my own race, which was lovingly titled the "2011 Gobble Gobble Trot Trot." I roped a few friends into running this 5K with me, and I would like to thank them for being good sports to appease me. :) Darrell ran with me, as did Kacey, Christie, and Karen. Steve and Todd were excellent to wait at my parents at be our time keepers. We all scored these magnificent certificates and candy bars, while Kacey nabbed herself the grand prize of the Turkey Centerpiece :)
To appease my sobbing and wailing child who didn't get to run the 5K with us in the morning, we did a cousin race later in the afternoon. Here are most of the kids running down the street. What you can't see is Steven who biffed it hard on the asphalt and did a number on his knees.
So to once again appease my wailing and sobbing 4-year old, we had another cousin race in the back yard. This time it was much more successful for my cute little man :)
Tait, Jacob, Steven, Jay, Hayley and Abby (a.k.a. Rapunzel)
Buddies: Jay, Tait, Steven and Hannah after the race
And of course after a scrumptious feast, we took time out for some family photos....
I got this magnificent turkey craft idea a few years ago from a friend at a neighborhood play group in Lehi. I brought stuff for the kids, and we all had fun making turkey apples.u
Thursday night entailed the boys going to play basketball before a lot of us headed to Walmart at 10 p.m. for some madness, but at least we made up for it by sleeping in on Friday. :)
We took a bunch of the kids out shooting. Steven got to shoot a pistol and a rifle. It was fun to see his reaction to things for sure. :)
Saturday I didn't take any pictures. We headed to Darrell's parents house with the intent to go to the temple while they watched the kids. But due to Lillie deciding she needed to get super icky sick, I spent a lot of the day cuddling with her, and Darrell enjoyed playing games with his siblings :) Hopefully she'll be the only one to get sick.
Overall it was a good holiday and I'm so grateful for all of the blessings in my life! Good family, places for the family to play, and delicious food!