Thursday, January 7, 2010

Thanksgiving at Uncle Mike's

Here are some great verses from the Bible as we were thinking about Thanksgiving.
"Thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."
- 1 Cor 15:57
Well, we often experience this when Dave and I feel like we can not bear any more whining, hair pulling or fighting over toys or books.

or for example we are learning how to "give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for [us] in Christ Jesus."1 Thessalonians 5:18

This Thanksgiving was a lot of fun because we had the chance to get together with David's folks at his brother (Mike)'s place in New Palestine. On the way we were listening to some Vivaldi on to quiet their rather loud excitement in our van.
Our kiddos fit right into their kid friendly and fun enviroment and played well with our three and five year old nieces and their kitchen set. Kylie and Samantha were the most loving little hostesses and the best teachers of their own toys.

Hanna's favorite was their goldfish. She was drawn to it.
Annabelle and Tomi had a tea party with all the tiny pots and cups. They loved getting into everything and I loved seeing them learning as they explored everyting. Mate loved the building blocks and grandpa Manley was teaching him the different colors. Lili was fascinated with the backpacks and bracelets. Grandma, grandpa, aunts and uncles were all just loving on them and fed them wonderful Thanksgiving meal. I did not do any head count but a remaining toddler dish on the table made me think one of our quints was too busy to eat lunch. Sure enough as we asked around and was wondering who fed Hanna it turned out that she was never fed. Annabelle mastered eating on her own. She would not even accept help from us any more. She enjoys being a big girl now.
In the end of the day heading home you can imagine how tired everybody was after playing hard and eating well. We did not even have to listen to any music any more.

Enjoy the slide show above!

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