Saturday, November 29, 2008

I'm dreaming of a white...Thanksgiving

Snow? In Arizona? You've got to be joking?! Well, not really. We got some white stuff here late Thanksgiving Day but it wasn't snow. It was similar, though.Yes, we got some hail. And not a little bit of hail. It was a good downpour of hail. It was about grape-sized hail (or about 3/4" in dia.). That's some good sized hail. Now, I know some of you are thinking "'cmon, i've seen much more hail, and bigger sized hail, than that! that's nothing!" You have to remember, this is Arizona. The desert. Where we have 300 days of sun a year. So any change in our usual "dry and sunny" is like "wow!" ;)

Here are some other pics of our "white Thanksgiving."
Our neighbors were outside too (checking their cars for any hail damage) so their teenage daughter was playing with Jared and collecting as much hail as possible into our Tupperware bowl.Snow cone, anyone?Jared enjoyed seeing the hail...and collecting itNow for our Thanksgiving. It was just us (the 7 of us) for Thanksgiving. In the past, we usually traveled to California and spent Thanksgiving there with my extended family. This year (and last year, due to me being very pregnant then) we didn't get to go. It's with four 8.5 month olds and a 4.5 year old...during cold/flu/RSV season. Needless to say we didn't do it ;) We missed everyone and hope we can make the trip next year!!

As it turns out, we decided to make Thanksgiving dinner for us (we were going to share it with friends but our friends got sick on us). That was not fun. Chasing babies and a preschooler all day, just the two of us, AND make Thanksgiving dinner? We were crazy (and tired)!! I will say that all of the food was yummy but I don't think we're going to do that again anytime soon ;)

Here are some fun pictures of our day.

The girls, rolling and playing around (Bethany, Suzan, Anna and Brielle). Thanks to Misty U (she has all girl quads too!) for the four cute matching outfits! They were perfect for the girls' first Thanksgiving!!Bethany, Brielle, Anna and SuzanThe girls with big brother, JaredSuzan, calling everyone to say "happy thanksgiving!"Anna - "mama, are we going to have pumpkin pie??"Bethany - "i'm fishing for some fish for thanksgiving din din"
Brielle - "hey, i'm just hanging out till the dinner bell rings"Jared enjoying a holiday snackSome Thanksgiving decorations...I made this cornucopia a long time agoAnd I thought Jared would enjoy seeing some gourds, all in different shapes, sizes, textures and colors. They were cheap too - 10 for $1 at Fresh & EasyJared helping with the turkeyOkay, now some "who's who." Which one is Bethany and which one is Anna?Two peas in a pod :)On the right, looking cuteAh, this one might have given it away ;)Or this one"Awe mama, aren't we cute?" I'll reveal who is who in a later postBrielle eating some turkey (we started feeding them meats...they really don't like it :P) - "mama, are you sure this is turkey? hm..."Bethany - "must you take my picture while i am eating???"Suzan - "okay, how is it you are feeding me more turkey than my sisters? that's a lot mama!"Anna - "i am SO not liking this meat thing!!"Then Jared wanted to spend some time playing outside, to work up a Thanksgiving appetite. Jared biking...Then some time scootering...Then on his "motorcycle." Yes, he is way too big for his baby trike but he loves to ride it and say it's his motorcycle. Where he came up with motorcycle, I don't know ;)His whole purpose on riding all of his various modes of transportation was to splash in the puddlesOh, and having some fun too ;)Sweet boy!Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving!

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Twingirl693 said...

I think Bethany is on the left and Anna is on the right.

Andria said...

Adorable pics! Love the blog-makeover too!

Wendy said...

Oh those little girls are too precious!!! I am also loving your carpet. It is so great to have a helpful big brother. Everyone with a child old enough to helpout is TRULY blessed! I just wanted to say, it is obvious you are a splendid mother! :) Happy HOlidays!

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