Friday, November 28, 2008

1st Thanksgiving

Brooklynn's first Thanksgiving is being spent in Indiana and Kentucky. Last Saturday we flew up to Indianapolis to stay with Grandmama and Grandpapa Clark. Brooklynn was all packed up and ready for travel with her giraffe backpack that she got from her Auntie Sue.

That evening after we arrived, Brooklynn had a bath before bedtime in the laundry room tub. Auntie Kimberly let Brooklynn play with one of her childhood bath toys...a My Little Pony seahorse. Brooklynn enjoyed chewing on the hair the most.

Keeping the cousins apart is like holding two magnets near each other and expecting them to stay put...even when one of them is supposed to be sitting at the table and eating...

On Monday, we were visited by Brooklynn's Great Granny Helen and Great-Great Aunt Edith. On Tuesday morning, we went out to breakfast with them before they had to head back to Kentucky. Brooklynn is very blessed to have such a large extended family that loves her.

On Thanksgiving day, we traveled down to Kentucky to visit the Clark side of the family where Brooklynn met her Great Grandmother and Great Granddaddy Clark. Brooklynn is their first Great Granddaughter.

Nancy and Kimberly made some special Thanksgiving desserts. The arrangement is actually a tribute to a song that select members of the Clark family have sung called "A Turkey Sat on a Backyard Fence". We'll have to post a performance later.

Later that same evening, we went to Cracker Barrel where Brooklynn met her Great Uncle Carl, Great Aunt Sharon and second cousin Leesha. I think the kids were more hungry then that adults were...

Although not widely publicized, Santa made an early stop in Indianapolis and dropped off some presents for the kids. Brooklynn enjoyed the festivities so much, she broke into singing carols...LOL

Tommorrow we head back home. The week has flown by and we wish everyone was closer so we could visit longer and more often.

Next week, Brooklynn will have her 9 month appointment and I'm sure some new pictures too!

1 comment:

irish twins said...

She is such a doll! Glad y'all had a great Thanksgiving!