Saturday, April 08, 2017

Gilliam Thanksgiving

We began our annual Thanksgiving week at David's parents' house. 
The kids are always excited to be there and got a little extra time with his folks since David and I had to stay at a hotel due to some extra guests.
 They loved it.  The time there was spent outside a lot. 
Kate loved doing flips
and Caleb still played a lot on the swing. 
Of course, he got to snuggle with Grammy...
while Kate REALLY got the hang of riding her bike! 

We were so proud.  It's always fun to play with Nana in her bathroom,

spend time with Grandmommie,
and get snuggles and tickles from GG. 

Of course the highlight is making the candy house. 
Caleb took a little while to warm up to it but he eventually figured it all out.
 He was feeding GG by the end.  We were so happy that Nana and GG both joined in the fun.

We were also thankful for Ms. Lois who came with GG.  She made a joyful addition to everyone there and enabled GG to be there!  What a great bunch of thankful friends and family.

Friday, April 07, 2017

Fall Soup Party

The weekend before Halloween, we had a group of friends over for chili and potato soup.  Caleb has a group of friends who go to church and school with him and they all have older sisters. 
We also happen to enjoy spending time with all of their parents.  So, I decided we should have a "party!"  I made my mom's chili and then did potato soup for the kids.  Turns out, I could have just done chili and been fine. 
I think Caleb was the only kid who ate soup.  Kate had chili and the rest had chicken nuggets.  Ha! 
Before we ate, all the kids played outside in their Halloween costumes.  It was fun watching them just run around with each other. 
E was NOT a fan of the dog but the boys did their best to protect her. 
It was a great night! 
Maybe it will become an annual thing. :-)