Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Thanksgiving at Holly Lake - November 25-29, 2015

On Wednesday, November 25th we headed East to spend some time at Holly Lake with our family out there.  It was a warm Thanksgiving, which meant that we got to spend lots of time outside.  Wade had bought me a new bike as an early Christmas present, so we got to do lots of riding.  I love my cute bike!

 Picnics in shorts - you'd never know that it is November!
Speaking of bikes...  My Drew Man learned to ride his bike without training wheels!  Yay!!!  So proud of this cute little biker!

 Clayton learned to ride his bike without training wheels at Holly Lake over Thanksgiving as well, so I guess that it is a Carpenter kid tradition!  We should go ahead and pencil Owen in for meeting that milestone in November of 2017.  Haha!

Brode Dog was a big fan of the deer.  :)
 This is a silly little story, but I thought it was too funny not to remember.  Owen had made an Indian vest for preschool out of a brown paper sack the week before.  He wore his vest proudly, and that was that.  Fast forward to the week of Thanksgiving, he was eating his cheese in a very particular manner.  After a minute or two, he said, "Look!  My cheese is my Indian vest!"  Haha!

 On Black Friday, my sweet father-in-law offered to watch our little two so that all of the rest of us could go shopping.  Apparently, Owen asked Papaw to build him a fort.  As soon as they finished, he went from playing in his fort to sleeping like a rock.  Haha!
 The grand finale of our time together was playing Bean-boozled the last night.  Have y'all seen this game???  There are jelly beans that look the same, but taste like two different things (one good and one bad).  So, you never know whether the bean will be tasty or disgusting.  It made for some pretty funny faces!

We have soooo much to be thankful for!  This year my kids got to see all 4 grandparents, both of their great grandmothers, both of their aunts, both of their uncle, all 6 of their cousins, a great aunt, a great uncle, 3 1st cousins once removed, 3 second cousins, and one great great uncle all in one week!  So wonderful!  We are so grateful for our families!