Sunday, December 13, 2009

Gobble, Gobble and Ho Ho Ho

This is exactly what Thanksgiving is all about . . . a baby in a diaper and cowboy boots . . .
Okay, maybe not. I'm ashamed to say that I didn't get too many photos at Thanksgiving this year, but it was one of the best I've ever had. Food, family, and fun (and not working for 4 days!!) was what it was all about this year. Below is a photo (not a very good one) of my uncoordinated family trying to play football in the yard. Mimi kept stealing the balls, so she had a blast. We found the best arm in the family belongs to my neice Luckett (the little one in the photo below) who definitely does not throw like a girl. She, Jean-Nicolette, and Anderson were able to go to Zoo Lights with us while they were in town for Thanksgiving.
The Darby family Thanksgiving was also wonderful, and Mimi loved playing with Olivia and JR. Here Mimi and JR are in a tight race for the loudest gobbler (or "Bobble Bobble" as Mimi likes to say).

And here is our excuse for not raking the backyard . . . Mimi LOVES playing in the leaves. It's been a little too cold to play recently, but a few weeks ago she and I spent over an hour piling up leaves just so we could jump in them.

This is the year when we really need to think about what traditions we want to have for Christmas. How many Santa gifts should she have? Do we let her open one gift on Christmas Eve? When do we read the Christmas story? Do we have special food? Oh, the decisions. Although I know she won't remember any of this, it's still a lot of fun to see her notice the lights and decorations for the first time.

Clint and I decided to buy a real tree this year for the first time, and we love it. Mimi woke up one morning to the tree having decorations and lights, and she was so excited.

My mother gave Mimi an early Christmas present -- A MOP!! Ha ha! Mimi is OBSESSED with mops and brooms. I have no idea why because she rarely sees me use one! When we got home from church today she ran straight to the mop and started on the floors. It's about time she started pulling her weight around here!!