cousins birthday strut hide and seek morning rolling ball up up walking the line frozen nose taffy relaxing
We spent last week at my aunt and uncle's enjoying lots of good food and company for Thanksgiving. My aunt is the world's best host and we were a big crowd, with 26 adults at the table (every one of us family) as well as a few kids and five dogs. As you can see, the dogs were the only one's interested in joining us for pictures :)
It was wonderful to see everyone, especially my cousin's six month old baby (my niece) who has changed so much since August. Little Smith was most excited to see his seven year old cousin and it was very sweet to watch him follow her around. I think she was sick of him by the end!
On our way home, we stopped in Connecticut to visit my grandmother who turns 99 in a few days. 99! I actually didn't realize that she was that old and I am even more impressed by her, still funny and feisty and sharp.
Of course we did hit traffic. It never fails, and Little Smith always decides not to sleep a wink when we'd really really like him to. Many thanks for raisins (which he calls 'nut') for keeping him calm. The car seat could now use a good washing.
This week we have spent way too much time inside. I am still adjusting to these short days and haven't been strategic about taking advantage of the best of the daylight. We'll be working on some fresh air this week-end. Happy Friday!