Thanksgiving weekend is always a busy one for us, but one we really enjoy. And what could be better than Bert experiencing his first Thanksgiving and Thanxmas?
Bert started his first Thanksgiving off by pretending to be a turkey.
After a quick basting, he headed off to his Grammy and Pop-pop's house, where he visited and got in some Uno action with his uncle and cousins.
In a very brief window of opportunity, all four boys sat still for a picture. Handsome devils, aren't they?
Then Friday morning it was off to Memere and Popper's, where Memere was excited to feed Bert his cereal. After a lunch of leftovers, we headed out to do a little shopping. No big malls, but we did our Shop Small Saturday on Friday by going downtown and checking out local businesses.
I would have to say Bert was much more excited about his first bite of pumpkin pie from his great grandpop. He's been promised this pie since he was about 3 days old and he wasn't disappointed.
Then on Saturday, we were off to Thanxmas, our annual Christmas gathering with my grandparents, always on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Like a dope, I didn't take any pictures but it was a great time and Bert enjoyed seeing a bunch of familiar faces and a few new ones too. Plus he got his first Christmas presents and what kid doesn't like that?
As if the weekend weren't already jam-packed, Bert fit in a little outdoors time. First he tried on Uncle Travis's hat but decided it was warm enough out that he didn't need it.
Then he tried to take Popper's new Rhino for a spin but he had a little trouble reaching the pedals.
He wasn't much more successful in Memere's kayak, considering the lack of a paddle and water.
He wrapped the weekend up with a good nap on the ride home yesterday afternoon and went to bed without a fuss and slept through the night. I would venture to guess that all the action wore him out. That or it was the second-hand tryptophan from all the leftover turkey I ate.