Luke, Patty, Anna Kate, Caroline, and Eleanor

Luke, Patty, Anna Kate, Caroline, and Eleanor

Monday, November 29, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wow! I have so many pictures and so much to blog about today because we had an absolutely wonderful Thanksgiving week with two of my siblings and their families! My brother Stephen and his wife Rachael and their little Leah came from FL, and my sister Sarah and her husband Dustin along with Wesley and Cooper came from DC for the week. So we had 6 adults and 4 babies 2 and under all under one roof! We had so much fun watching all the babies play together, eating a great Thanksgiving dinner, watching football, doing some Christmas shopping, and just spending time together. Here are some of the MANY pictures we took of the occasion!

The kids loved going to the park together and we caught this classic picture of them on a park bench. Wesley is being so sweet holding Leah's hand whereas Cooper on the other hand is trying to steal Anna Kate's hairbow!

Here's another sweet one of Wesley and Leah playing together.

For Anna Kate's first Thanksgiving she wore her adorable turkey onesie and hairbow made by my friend Christy. I realized a few days before Thanksgiving that she didn't have anything to wear with it though, so I thought I would try my hand at sewing (without a machine, mind you!). It took me a while, but ended up with a decent looking skirt, I think!

Here's Luke being a good host and carving our lovely turkey!

Sarah and Rachael and I all put our efforts together and made all of our family's traditional Thanksgiving side dishes and desserts. Here's a picture of all of our hard work!

And here's Anna Kate ready to dig in to her first Thanksgiving feast!

Somewhere in the midst of all of the Thanksgiving excitement, Wesley got a hold of my camera and decided to hone his photography skills. Here are some of his best efforts:

A self-portrait...

And, his own toes...

Every morning we let the babies lounge around in their jammies for a while because they were just so darn cute!

Saturday, of course, was game day for the Seminoles v. the Gators (aka my sister's school v. my brother's school) and then also the Clemson tigers. Here are the kids ready to cheer on their favorite teams!

And just to get you in the mood for the next big holiday, we took a picture of the whole group of us in front of this lovely Christmas tree!

We sure missed Mom, Dad, and Andy, but we had a wonderful time with you all and hope you'll come again soon!


  1. Beautiful beautiful pictures of a wonderful time together. Those 4 babies are just the cutest!! Good job, girls, on the dinner!! Love Mom

  2. Love the new pic at the top. And Anna Kate in her Clemson outfit?...Love. It. (even if they didn't win). I think you may have a future photographer in the family.