First of all, the weather could not have been more perfect - it was gorgeous outside! Blue skies, cool breeze, leaves falling....the perfect Thanksgiving day.
We had our meal around midday at my parents' house with more than enough wonderful food to go around and tons of yummy desserts, too.
That left us with plenty of time in the afternoon to go outside and
They were ready to play and the first thing was to run after the football as Darrell threw it to them.....
It didn't' take too long before they made it into a contact sport......
and that resulted in lots of chasing - and even more contact!
After we'd had enough contact, we decided to walk over to my house for the kids to play. We started out with more football, but then the little ones grew tired of that and left Darrell and the older boys playing alone. (How did Ethan and Isaac escape my camera?? I think they have a joint effort in avoiding me these days...hmmpf!)
Bo started giving me a few lessons on some "kung fu moves." He's so funny!
After that, we ended up inside the chicken pen. The kids fed the hens and then chased them around for a while.
After just a few minutes Bo found a fresh, warm egg in one of the nesting boxes and had to ask me....."Did that egg come out of you chicken???"
I can still hear him ask that....it was so funny. He was amazed by how warm it was, lol!
"Yes, Bo....it did!"
After we had enough playing around in the chicken pen, we were back in the yard to play around some more. Emma was testing out the limits of the hammock.....silly girl! Surprisingly, she didn't fall off.
Then they all ran off to ride the jeep while I walked around some more with my camera looking for something to shoot.
Then I found this confused beauty. I suppose she forgot that it was late November. Then again, that would be easy to forget with our back and forth weather pattern lately....being more warm than cold. As the sun was beginning to set and the air was cooling even more, I wonder if she realized that frost was predicted for the next morning?
Soon, it was time for the cousins to go home and our day to come to a close. The darkness had settled in and the Christmas lights came on. We spent a few minutes inside making hot cocoa to take out on the front yard bench with our girls. It was a perfect end to a perfect day.
After a day spent with family, visiting and talking, eating lots of wonderful food prepared by lots of wonderful cooks, playing outside with the kids all afternoon, spending the evening out with our girls and some hot chocolate....we were perfectly content. What a simple, wonderful day. We really do have SO much to be thankful for.
I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful, too!
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