Saturday, November 29, 2008

Giving THANKS~

I love this time of year... and this holiday.  It's like Christmas without the commercialism or the greed.  This year we went to Ephraim to Hayden's parents house, since the kids had never been to their house for Thanksgiving.  We had alot of fun.  We knew Grandpa Bob would be waiting and ready to take out the ATV's out the next day, and sure enough, he was.  Hayden, Bob, and Brenden drove up on the side of the mountain to one of those big white reflectors, and my 2 dare-devils decided it would be great fun to climb it.  The higher they climbed, the more Grandpa expressed his concern for their safety.  If he wasn't there, I think the two boys would have climbed to the top.
Wade brought his new slingshot he earned from his Uncle Nate, and he and Hayden spent part of the morning shooting it.  (I think Hayden is still living the inner child inside himself)
Doug and Kari came down for dinner and brought Austin.  Wade and Austin are 2 peas in a pod.  The boys stayed up half the night laughing and telling stories.  Hayden got Austin in a tight hold and started tickling him.  Aspen goes CRAZY when people start teasing or tickling each other.  She thinks the laughing and wrestling is scary, and starts to cry.  This was no exception.
Last time we saw Doug, Aspen looked at him for 3 seconds and started SCREAMING.  She apparently did not like his beard.  This time we expected the same reaction but got quite the opposite.  She followed Doug around, trying to get his attention and pulling on his legs.  Wherever he went, she would follow.  We joked that she had a crush on him.  He sat down on the couch and she would sit at his knee and "talk" to him in jibberish.  She would bring one toy after another over to him to hold.  At least this way she might not freak out when she sees santa this year.
We had a great weekend.  Wade and I worked on our Christmas cards, we all played Apples to Apples, and ate more food than we should ever be allowed to.  We love Ephraim, and I love running there.  There is always a new route and scenery to be discovered.  


Nathan and Shanna said...

Sounds like you guys had a great Thanksgiving! Hope you have a Merry Christmas as well!
I just have to ask what is goalball?

millerjk said...

Happy Thanksgiving!
Glad you had a great time. I can't believe how big your kids are getting...
Love you, Kellie

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