Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Arlo Guthrie Thanksgiving Wrap Up

Our Thanksgiving Day started when the alarm clock went off at 3:30am, so we could shower, dress, get the kids up and get to the airport for a 7am flight. By 10am, we were firmly ensconced at my sister’s house in Houston, Tx.

The whole weekend was a blur of cousins, siblings and at least one first (Axe started solids!), all of which are better expressed in pictures.

I will tell you one quick story; The Squeaker had a problem understanding that Uncle Esquire & Aunt Tintin were different than Uncle Picasso & Aunt VP, but still Uncle & Auntie.

But by day two, she was onboard with the concept of multiple Aunties & Uncles and enjoyed herself thoroughly.

So, without further adieu, here is the Arlo Guthrie Thanksgiving Wrap Up (you know, an eight-by-ten color glossy pictures with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one… get it?):

My boy, myself, & my dad... straight off the plane and all of four hours sleep (just Axe & I, Cappy drove in).

Cousins 'round the table - Chunkalicious, Prince of Wails, & The Squeaker - enjoying a pre-Thanksgiving snack.

Day after Thanksgiving - cousins playing in the sand box of what is possibly Houston's best Mexican food restaurant, Lupe Tortilla's.

Axe's first solids! Well, as solid as rice cereal can be...

This started as a blanket for Axe and turned into a Cousin scrum... Axe is obviously getting the better of the group.

By Saturday's bathtime, the girls were BFFs.

My sister and her husband took us to their favorite Italian restaurant - Collena's - where it's BYOB... we took three bottles of red wine & wished we'd taken a fourth. Mom (Golly to you regular readers) watched the kids and Axe wouldn't sleep for her... why should he be different for her?!

My sister's family is a big fan of Christmas, so the tree goes up right after Thanksgiving... so on our last day, we trimmed the tree and exchanged presents with the cousins.

It was a wonderful visit that we have sworn to do more often and I certainly hope we do!


Anonymous momto3cubs said...

Looks like a great time! :)

12/17/2008 9:54 PM  
Blogger Otter Thomas said...

Best Arlo Guthrie reference ever!

1/07/2009 2:15 PM  

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