Thanksgiving 2014

On the Wednesday before Thanksgiving Day Gigi came to the house to pick up me and the boys.  We went to Murfreesboro to do a little shopping and to get cupcakes. While shopping at the Avenue, the boys were mesmerized by the statues. 

Once getting to Tullahoma we ate our cupcakes and the boys played with Grandad and Mr. Gene. 

Later than evening we went to Nana and Papa's house to spend the night. We ate panini's and then put the boys to bed.  We decided to let them all sleep in Nana's room.  We put Cooper, Hank and Sam on the air mattress and Finn in the bed.  After about ten minutes, Finn emerged from the room in tears.  He was very upset that his brother and his cousins would not be quite.  The boys came out of the room in different pairs to complain about something for about another half hour.  Once all was quite, I peeked my head in to check on the boys.  Hank and Sam were in the bed with Finn and Cooper had the air mattress all to himself. 

Once the boys were sound asleep the adults went upstairs and we introduced Nana and Papa to John Oliver. 

The next morning was so much fun for the boys.  They swung on the porch swing . . .

  . . . and built a bird house. 

We also tried to get a group picture of the boys. 

For lunch the boys ate pancakes and they scooted their chairs in front of the TV and watched "Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas."

Next it was nap time.  Nap time didn't go much better than bed time.  Yes, they were supposed to be sleeping in this picture. 

After naps, Papa and the boys painted the bird houses. 

Then it was time for dinner.  Dinner was so great.  Greg made ribs and the boys played upstairs the entire time.  It was the most relaxing Thanksgiving Dinner I have had in a long time. 

After dinner the boys opened their Christmas Ornaments.  Sam got a Crush and Finn got a Rex from Toy Story.  I got Tiny Tim from Disney's a Christmas Carol. 

On our way home we stopped by James and Chelsea's new house and ate a little more with Gran, Pa, Chelsea and James and others.  All around, it was a really good holiday.