Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thanksgiving In Maine

We spent Thanksgiving in Maine with my Dad and my sister. They did a great job putting on the whole shindig--turkey and all the trimmings!

I brought two pies, apple and pumpkin, which were quite possibly the worst ones I have ever made. I don't usually falter in the baking area--not really sure what happened, but they were not good. Oh well--everything else was great, (especially my sister's yeast rolls, of which I had three.)

Before we sat down to eat we headed out to see the new miniature horse that is being boarded at the farm down the road. Dad showed Ella how to feed him some apples. His mouth is so small that teh apples have to be cut into quarters for him to get them in his mouth!!

Then James had to have his traditional ride on the old McCormick Farmall tractor.

I snapped this shot of Chris and Ella--adorable. I love the way he is looking at her, and the new hairstyle she is sporting (which reminds me of Little Cindy Lou Who from the Grinch).

Finally, Dad tried to snap a family photo of us for our Christmas card.Lots of squirming, laughing, yelling, and overall antics and a few minutes later this is the best we came up with! Hmm . . this may work, afterall. It certainly is REAL!!! (James' tongue and all!)

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday with your family. Happy Thanksgiving!


Jayne said...

Love the family photo! :c)
Glad you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Allison.

alice c said...

Looks like a stripey Thanksgiving! I am so glad that you could spend time with your Dad and he could enjoy James and Ella.

Liz said...

Best Thanksgiving Ever. Really.
Glad you had a good one, too.
And MA is THAT much closer to ME!!! :)

Kelly said...

Oh my goodness, you're back on the airwaves! Yeah! I don't know how I missed your return...I must have been standing around lollygagging! :-)

Glad you had a Happy Thanksgiving, and loved the Ella/Curious George shots. I think Matty used to be similarly enraptured! (His favorites were Thomas the Tank Engine and Little Bear! I loved watching those shows with him!)

Kelly said...

...wait a second! Your blog goes all the way back to 2007. How on earth did I miss this one? I really was lollygagging...

I went back through recent posts and your entry on your mom brought a tear to my eye, and I'm sorry about your horse. It was a wonderful story as well. Must have been hard on your dad. Glad you are spending time at the barn with the Appaloosas. Also......really nice sewing project. I love your quilt and your crayon roll. That is the cutest thing ever--just like a paintbrush roll.

Anonymous said...

That's a perfect family photo! You'll have so much fun looking at it again and again in the years to come. :)

Glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family! Your dad's farm is so cool.