Sunday, November 29, 2009

Turkey Day 2009 and Fort Wayne, IN

Since we will all be going into Pittsburgh for Christmas, we made a trip to Fort Wayne to see Chris' family for Thanksgiving. Chris has always said that it is one of his favorite holidays with his family so I was very excited to be a part of the festivities!

We arrived Wednesday evening and Mr. Colin proved to be very helpful in the kitchen. Here's a picture of him helping to prepare green beans with Chris and his Dad:

For the big day, we went to Michelle and Marc's - Chris' sister and brother-in-law's- house for dinner with the DeBolt side of the family.  Colin napped through the early dinner but we managed to set aside some of the turkey, sweet potatoes and mashed potatoes for him. As you already know, his allergies did not allow him to have everything but he was very THANKFUL for his hefty portion:

One of the best parts of Zahm household is the playroom. A kid could get lost in the thing for days! Colin found a little stroller to rest in and Miss Hudson pushed him around the playroom as if he were a little doll. He loved it!

Saturday morning, we joined Michelle, Marc, Hudson and Chris' mom, Diane, for Breakfast With Santa at the Pine Valley Country Club. It was great! Santa and Mrs. Claus came around to each table before reading the kids a story. Then we waited in line to sit on Santa's lap. Of course, it was already past our nap time so my little bandit did not have a very pleasant Santa photo shoot. He cried and cried and finally calmed down for us to get a few quick shots:

Isn't he handsome? 

First time with Santa!

Christmas picture? I don't think I'm ready to go that route just yet. Maybe next year!

Hope everyone's Thanksgiving was filled with great memories among your wonderful family and friends. I don't know about you, but I try daily to give thanks for the blessings He has bestowed me but I fall short of even that task! I'm glad that we have a holiday dedicated to giving Him thanks - because you can't have Thanksgiving without giving thanks!

"Give Thanks to the Lord, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done" 1 Chronicles 16:8

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