so what did we actually do? well, pete played in the annual turkey bowl - a touch football game his dad started about 30 years ago that guys from all over the city play in thanksgiving morning while the wives are cooking and football's not on yet. poor pete, he has some pretty sore toes as a result of the cold and an ill fitting pair of cleats. (sad thing is mia predicted this for him. when we talked about daddy playing her immediate response was "Daddy play football. He hurt his knee." thankfully it was not his knee. we think this is from when pete played softball this summer and would come home after sliding with scrapped up knees.) then after naps it was off to the wilson household for the big dinner. it was nice to be with family and enjoy each other's company. the kids had fun playing with each other and chasing grandma around the house. a game that never gets old. =)
we celebrated with my family and the kids great grandparents on saturday at my parents house. it was great to have so many people there that we don't get to see very often. we had my sister-in-law melanie's baby shower earlier in the day so it worked out perfectly. it was a very nice shower and a nice time at my parents. it's so great for the kids to get to see their great grandparents as often as they do. we try (not that word) to see grammie (my mom's mom) about once a month. we're not as good at this as we used to be but we're looking to get back into the swing of it here. they get to see my dad's parents a few times a year. mia has a complete love affair going with both of her great grandmas and believe me the feeling in mutual. it's so amazing to watch them together. count this as a definate blessing to have these relationships. it was also the last time we'll see jeff and mel as just a couple. their little one is due in january so flying for christmas would be pushing it. the next time we see them they'll have a new baby! so excited for them.
(not everyone is in the picture but most of us before the final few left on sunday)
we hope all of you had a wonderful holiday filled with family, friends and little reminders everywhere of all the blessings in your life.