Thanksgiving weekend the Meyer family came up from South Dakota and joined the Martin family (Cheryl included) to eat until we couldn't move and play games until we couldn't see! It was great. Then, Kirsti, Cheryl, and I continued the gluttony on Friday by spending all that we had and more playing Santa at the mall. Meanwhile J.B. and David watched the kids and nursed their sprains and bruises from the Thursday morning annual Lake Nokomis Ward Turkey Bowl.
Then LAST weekend our good friends the McKees came for quick stay. Despite the first snowstorm of the season, we drove to St. Paul to the Children's Museum. And then picked up sitters and went out to eat at the Cheesecake Factory (YUM!). In fact, because of all the snow, there was no waiting for anything. It felt like we owned the Children's Museum and we were seated right away at the restaurant (on a Saturday night!).
Now here I am back to reality. Making grilled cheese sandwhiches for dinner and going to bed by 11pm.
Meyers, McKees, or anyone! come and visit!
Some pictures and videos to entice you...
Thanksgiving Dinner. We had the whole smear: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green bean casserole, rolls, two salads, yams, and pie, pie pie.
Somehow cards and board games wasn't enough. David and J.B. started to see who could do more push ups. Then we all got into arm wrestling.
Can't believe it? See the video...
Here is Taran decorating the tree and Enoch and Addy loving Henry.
Unfortunately, I didn't get many pictures with the McKees, but here are some cute photos and an adorable video of Emma, Taran, Jessica, and Enoch dancing to Christmas music. Joseph sat in the middle, extremely composed and could not be enticed to dance.