Nick and I crashed a Thanksgiving day 5K and I finally got a good excuse to wear this turkey hat.
We had some amazing food: a backyard turkey which was surprisingly delicious, a ton of dinner rolls, Sandra made a pecan pie that put Banana's pumpkin and coconut pies to shame, etc. The food didn't last long enough to get a picture. So here is one of my kids eating flour. They're weird like that.
We headed to Idaho City where Gpa Curry picked out a Christmas tree, Keyton tried to die tunneling into a log pile, Banana suffered hot flashes and Lachelle helped out by wearing everyone's coats. Since we were all starving after eating pie for breakfast, we had a hotdog picnic lunch and got some ice cream and hot chocolate in Idaho City on our way home.
We all got into the Christmas spirit and in what is becoming a Thanksgiving tradition, Kyle and Nick put up the Christmas lights.
A Christmas parade in the rain followed by deliciousness at Big City Coffee.
Lola's 4th Bday (not sure why this didn't post before)
On Lola's Birthday Eve she hosted a dance party. The playlist included the hokey pokey, Gangnam Style, and various Lola songs all in other languages as to maintain appropriateness for a four-year-old.
Lola wanted a grape cake. You might think she meant a purple cake. Nope. While looking at me like I am a little slow, she explains "you take the grapes and squish them up and put the cake in and cook it. A grape cake." So Banana accommodated with a delicious carrot cake. . .er I mean a grape cake.
The next day Lola had a little trouble with her candles.
Larry and Banana have been bringing back various treasures for the kids from their weekend escapades: feathers, rocks, horns, bones. After Keyton got a cow rib, Lola put in a request for a rib of her own. Lola, it's your lucky day! Larry even wrote her name on it. Hard to compete with a present like that.
But compete we did. Generous grandparents and doting friends hooked Lola up with butterfly wings, tutus, books, an off the hook art set, candy, and light-up shoes.