Monday, December 1, 2008

Ayla's 1st Thanksgiving!

I know I am a little late on our Thanksgiving post but I have been really busy with a sick kiddo. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving and everything was so nice and not stressful because my family had our dinner at noon. That was nice because we all were able to go to our other family dinners we had planned. 

We started our day at Aunt Marion's house. This is were we had our Thanksgiving lunch.

And of course Ayla loves Marion's dog Buckle, so she had to play with her through the window.

This is my brother Robert and his wife Carolyn with my cute nephew Lane.

Everyone enjoying the food. The turkey was the best. My mother makes the best turkey I have ever tasted and I am not just saying it because it is my mom. She cooks the turkey over night. It takes her about 10 hours to cook and she cooks it at 200 degrees. It is the most moist turkey I have ever tasted. I look forward every year to eating her turkey. It makes me even more thankful for the holiday. My sister and I tried to cook a turkey like her once because Marion lived up in Washington and I came to visit during Thanksgiving. We tried but it was not our mother's turkey. It still tasted good though. I am going to have to learn how to cook it, so that I can carry the tradition of the best turkey in my family.
My mom with Ayla.

Ayla across the table. Happy Girl!

Just me and my dad. I took this picture myself. 

My little family!!

I took this picture too and I thought it turned out quite nice. My honey's eyes are to die for in this picture. Have I ever mentioned I am glad Ayla got his eyes?

It was a nice Thanksgiving with my family and Ayla had a good time. She always loves to see her aunt Marion and my family.

After my family lunch, we went home for a nap. We got a 2 hour nap in and it was great!

We then headed off to Grandma and Grandpa Perry's. There, we had a second feast but this one counted for dinner. It was nice. We had honey baked ham and turkey and Lion House rolls and pie. Lion House rolls are my favorite and my sweet mother-in-law always makes sure we have them for Thanksgiving. She knows I love them because I had picked out the Lion House to have Kurt's and my wedding luncheon there because I love the Lion House rolls. For those who don't know what the Lion House is, it is a house on Temple square that belonged to the profit Brigham Young back when the pioneers founded Utah. The pioneers called Brigham Young a "Lion" and that is how it got it's name. It is a cosy cute restaurant with yummy food. I love to eat there.

Grandma Perry has lots of fun toys for the kiddos to play with.  Ayla loved this tunnel to crawl through. Grandma Perry said, "I think I know what Ayla wants for Christmas!"

And of course little baby Kurt was there and we decided to get a picture with Ayla and him, to show how big he is. He is only 3 months old and is almost the size of Ayla and she is 9 months.

And of course we had to get a picture of just the two of them.

Ayla couldn't take her eyes off him. She loves to be around other babies. Especially after spending a week with Noah.

We also had to get a picture of the two of them with baby Kurt's older sister Morganne. The two of them both were so interested with what Morganne was playing with. Too cute!

We had a wonderful time with Kurt's parents and siblings and our nieces and nephews. It was the perfect Thanksgiving. Nothing beats spending time with both sides of the family. What a great day!!


{Mo} said...

Looks like you had a busy, but fun day!
I just got our melatonin at Wal-mart. It was like 3 something for 120 pills! I just may have to try it myself, since I never sleep very good.

Leah said...

wow! baby kurt is growing up fast. he doesn't look like the same baby.

I love the family pictures. Can't wait to see your christmas cards.

Ann Marie said...

I love the pictures, and am grateful that you had a good day.

I love the pictures of Ayla looking at the kids. So cute!!