Monday, November 26, 2012

Thanksgiving Weekend and LOTS of Other Stuff

WARNING: Picture overload!

My, oh my, do I have some blogging to catch up on!!! I feel like I never get ahead but I am going to try to cram it all into this one post :)

Nothing beats playing in a box with Daddy
I decided to start some of the Christmas decorating early, like the week before Thanksgiving early, since I overdo everything and thought it would be best to get it all finished early so we could actually enjoy it! So, we put up the entrance way tree the weekend before Thanksgiving to get it out of the way before the real tree made its way into the house. I am pretty sure that this fake tree, made more of a mess then the real one. I love the look of the flocked trees, so we took the leap and got one while it was on sale but boy did that tree lose dust like a real snow covered tree! Sebastian helped with the WHOLE process, he is such a curious little man.

All put together

enjoying a snack after all that hard work

Also, this child has learned to climb ladders and loves heights!

Gotta love boys playing

My very inventive tree topper...took me a little while to get him to stay up there!

Sebastian wondering why he can't come up

If I give you a cheesy smile, can I come up then?
So, I neglected to pick up my camera even once on Thanksgiving Day...It was my day off and actually to be honest, Sebastian was in a very rotten mood. We spent most of the day fighting his grumpy his defense, I think he had some type of stomach virus and the poor thing had the runs so I know he didn't feel great. Anyway, I did not feel the need to capture his droopy face so we waited until Friday to pull the camera out again.

Up the mountains we ventured to pick out that perfect Christmas tree! I am not sure if this is a tradition we will be continuing in years to come. Although I have enjoyed it the last few years, It just feels more like a hassle than an adventure nowadays. Sebastian in the car for 6 hours just to pick out a tree....not ideal. Lowes may be looking mighty fine next year :)

The weather wasn't too terribly cold, only when you were in the shade and then the wind started howling, did you start to feel the shiver.

Don't you just LOVE his hat?!?
Get a load of this HAM...

What a lady killer....his hat even says his name!!!

I think he looks like his Mommy but everyone else says he is Daddy all the way.

There is no mistaking that my child has my coloring cute!
Uncle Kamerin and Samantha enjoying the Cider

Uncle Sam looking sharp

Searching for the perfect tree

We were like the Mob, lol.

Some of the girls hung back and let the guys do all the work :)
Mamie and Sebastian

Jonathan handling his pole

So cute...Samantha and Kamerin

Josh, Pops, Pierce, Kamerin and Samantha

Hanging out

Wes didn't make it the whole time

Aunt Kristyn, Aunt Kelly and Wesley

Pat and Kris found their tree
We all gathered in the barn and around the campfire for a few minutes to warm up and drink cider.

Checking out Baby Wesley

Hanging with Pops


He was a great sport for all of the driving we did...

On Saturday, we helped Mamie and Pops put up their tree and make it all pretty!!!

He is ALL boy, loves some football!

Daredevil...Look Mom, I am on the first step all by myself!

Such a cutie though!

Aunt Kelly snoozed with Wesley a lot!

BIG, BIG tree!

Then we had a tantrum...yes, I snapped a picture before picking him up...I am such a mean mom!

Grumpy baby equals naptime!

Pilar holding Wesley!
Pops spoiled all of us and made us some top notch sirloin for dinner on Saturday.

Uncle Sam doing a bang up job of holding Wesley.

Kristyn and Patrick

Samantha and Kamerin

Pierce and Pops cooking

YES, my dear Blog readers...I captured that fabulous smile!

Uncle Sam, you are just so funny!

So lovable!
After dinner, Mamie pulled out some old toys and kept Sebastian occupied for awhile.

Lilly joined in and it was great!

Finally, the tree decorating got underway in the Roth household!

The Lindsey Family

Starting the decorating

Pierce and Pilar

Yes, my evil child lol

Pierce and Kamerin

Kelly and Kamerin

Content not to hang ornaments

But Mommy insisted

Yes, that is my very round belly with baby inside!

Thank goodness I've only gained 8 lbs cause I can't imagine more than that at this point.

So good at helping

Daddy's turn

Emma and Katelynn

Helping Daddy hang them up high

Kristyn and Wesley

Wesley hanging his first ornament ever!

The Dean Gang

I think this is the only time Uncle Pierce held Wesley

What is that look for Sebastian?

Sitting with Mommy.
Oh Aunt Pilar!

Mamie passing out ornaments

Kate and Josh

Wes, Pilar and Aunt Janet

Pops and Wesley


Aunt Kelly wrestling with Sebastian
Well, this post has gone considerably longer than I anticipated...SO, I am going to finish up here and start anew with Sunday's activities at our house :) What a great weekend, great Thanksgiving and great tree decorating!

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