Thursday, December 10, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Here are some pictures from our visit to Clay Center for Thanksgiving. Once again we flew into Manhattan, and I think our days of driving 9 hours are behind us. Holden enjoyed his first Thanksgiving and had fun playing with his cousins. Riley was a real sport and helped Holden get around the house while Steve and I helped Sally with the meals. Clayton and him had quite the conversation on the last day, they were there. I don't know what was said, but they seemed to enjoy their time together. Holden had a battle of wills with his 2 1/2 cousin Shelby and almost lost a finger as he tried to take her necklace.
(<---The before picture , notice the red necklace......)
I predict we will have more of these occurances in the future.

Holden met Santa as he flew in on a Cessna airplane on a remote location. Later that evening we went and saw the lights which made Holden so happy he fell asleep! Holden received some pre-Christmas presents, including his first K-State hat from Aunt Connie. We figured since he was trying on hats, he should try one of G-pa Bob's derby hats. I think he looks rather fierce but you can judge for yourself.

On the last day Aunt Connie decided to introduce Holden to the piano and he seems to have some natural talent.

Finally, we returned home to Dallas, where Holden could resume his normal day-to-day activities, like eating his mom's cellphone on the rug.