Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Thanksgiving Number 3

Saturday morning Dan and I got some shopping in (my mom and I went on Black Friday too), then picked up the kids and headed over to visit my Dad in Simi. We met at Red Robin, which is my favorite kid-friendly restaurant, had a yummy lunch and visited with Grandpa Mark. Afterwards, we hung out at Grandpa's house for a while and enjoyed some delicious treats that he made. My favorite was the key lime cheesecake. YUM! The kids really liked playing on his stairs, despite my protests.

Me and my dad

Sunday morning we did some more shopping, if you can believe it! We are not even shoppers! I think we were just so excited to have willing babysitters, we took every opportunity to go out by ourselves. We even squeezed in a movie during this trip-Four Christmases. It was cute.

Sunday afternoon we joined our good friends Matt & Jamie for their daughter's Baby Dedication at their church. Ashley looked so adorable in her ladybug outfit and did great with their pastor. It was a privilege to be present as her parents dedicated her to the Lord. We stayed for lunch with their family and had a great time visiting.

Matt, Jamie and Baby Ashley

Me, Jamie and Ashley

Thanksgiving Number 3
From there, we drove to Grandma and Grandpa's house for our Italian Thanksgiving. It was pretty much the same crowd as on Thursday, but with our grandparents this time. Grandma made some lasagnas and some chicken and vegetables, plus a pineapple upside down cake and a lemon cake. She also gave the kids their Christmas presents early. Drew got a plush mountain that holds seven plush dinos. He loves it! Ava got a dance mat from Yo-Gabba Gabba. I have never seen this show, the only thing I know about it is that Isaac loves it. I don't know how you do it Kathy! Two days with this toy and I think it might run out of batteries real soon, if you know what I'm saying...

Drew and Ava

Watching a movie with Great grandpa

Ava and her great grandpa

That's it for tonight. Tomorrow I will post about Disneyland!


Kate said...

that picture of ashley is so funny! and key lime cheesecake -- i wish you brought leftovers!

Jessica said...

It's too funny that your dad lives in Simi AND my mom lives in Simi.

My kids love that Red Robin too!

Molly said...

Welcome home! Sounds like you have a fabulous trip (minus the allergic reaction that is). I have the same problem when we go to Steve's sister's house. I'm totally allergic to their cat. It gets ugly...