Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Swinging Thanksgiving

       The holiday's are getting more and more chaotic at the Hay-abode. But with chaos comes fun and entertainment. Imagine four kiddos added to our already busy Thanksgiving table; an almost three year old, a just one year old, a two-and-a-half week old, and our nearly five month old!  This combo certainly doesn't lend itself to peaceful Thanksgiving conversation. More like crying, fussing, and parents taking turns eating, but clearly we have a lot to be thankful for.
Like big cousins, who help watch the little cousins.

Like the newest member of our family...Colby. 
Like birthday gifts.
{We have an absurd number of family birthdays 
in November & December.}
And grandma cuddles.
Like cousins sharing toys.
Nolan took Roxy's ride for a spin.

And so she bit him. 
Kidding...she went in for a kiss and a little face grab. 
He survived. 
Like first holidays as a family.
And dogs that wait patiently for leftovers.
Like babies that are becoming experts at the 
3+ hour ride to grandma's house.
. . . . . . . . .
On Friday we took Nolan to the park for his first time. 
Him and Roxy tried out the swings together. 
I think Nolan may still be just a wee-bit small. 

Now we're getting started on our Christmas to-do list.
There's a tree to cut down.
Cards to make.
Cookies to bake.
A house to decorate. 
Gifts to be shopped for.
Just to name a few.

Happy Holidays!

1 comment:

  1. How does your mom keep track of all the grandbabies?!?!?!? Love Nolan in the swing, he looks like he's kicked back in a hammock. : )

    And Ms. Roxy is quite the fashionista, I LOVE her dress and shoes!

    Can't wait to see y'all, can I help make cookies???? : )