Monday, December 8, 2008

Thanksgiving 2008, Volume 3

Before dinner Thursday night, we had a surprise baby shower for Timothy's cousin Amber (pictured w/her husband Brad), who is due in early January. Isn't she cute?

We ate hors d'oeuvres and played shower games, which were especially fun because all of the boys somehow got selected to to play while the girls looked on and laughed at them. Er, with them.

I guess little kids have an instinct for recognizing big kids as opposed to adults because every time "big kids" are around, Alex is immediately drawn to them. For example, Alex (pictured with Vicki's cousin Renee) couldn't take his eyes off of Colton while he was playing shower games.

And when it comes to girls, big or little, fuh-get about it. Alex will invade a girl's personal space in a matter of seconds and will stick to her like white on rice. Poor Macy was his target this time, and he followed her around the whole night. He kept insisting that she pick him up and carry him around, which was not an easy task considering he probably weighs as much as he does. But she was such a good sport and seemed to enjoy babying him.

Of course, Alex loved that she was willing to cater to his whims and was so smitten Eventually we had to break it to him that Macy was his cousin, and that now that he lives in Texas and not Arkansas, having a crush on one's cousin is not acceptable.

When Alex wasn't attached to Macy, he joined the rest of the party, played with the balloons, and hung with Uncle Danny.

It was time to head over to Mamaw Meador's for dinner, so we all packed up and drove the 300 yards to her house. Thanksgiving dinner was delicious. Mamaw is pretty good at that sort of thing.

Alex didn't eat much as he was more interested in playing with Mamaw's really real-looking fake fruit. Surprisingly, he didn't try to take a bite out of it.

Before long, he found Colton and Macy again, and all three of them found Mamaw's TV.

We had brought Alex's pack 'n' play and had planned on putting him to bed as close to his normal bedtime as possible, knowing good and well that our plan would inevitably fail. It was ten o'clock by the time we were ready to head home, which is the latest we've let Alex stay up He still woke up at 6:30 the next morning and was a bit of a booger until naptime, but it was totally worth it because it was another great Thanksgiving with the fam.

To be continued...

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