Wednesday morning, Lolly and I took the girls to Flight to help them get out a little energy.
Caroline is the blur running through this picture :)
I think Elizabeth was burying Caroline under the foam blocks
Then it was time for a Cheetos time-out with their cousin, Annalise
I love these three cute girlies!
Then it was time for more jumping!
After Flight, we took the girls to Costco for lunch where they enjoyed pizza, hotdogs, and french fries. Lolly and I dropped the girls off with Ben and Andy and then we headed to the airport to pick-up my mom and grandmother.
Once we picked up my mom and grandmother, we headed to Old Town Alexandria to have lunch at Bread and Chocolate. We had a great time at lunch and then did a little shopping in Old Town before heading back to the house. We hung out at home for a bit and then headed out to dinner at Los Tios.
My mom sent me these pictures from Los Tios.
She couldn't believe Caroline would eat her own bowl of salsa. :)
These two had a lot of fun at dinner together.
Thursday morning, I was up bright and early and picked Lolly up from her hotel. We headed to downtown Fairfax to run a 5K Turkey Trot. It was about 40 degrees and very hilly, but we made it under our goal time (35 minutes) and finished in 33:14!
Waiting in the packet pick-up line
Lots of runners, about 2,000 people
Ben took our picture when we made it back to the house
Ben starting the turkey
Into the roaster it goes!
The girls enjoying lunch on Thanksgiving
Can you tell the Grandmother and Mommies took lots of pictures?
Ben and I timing out our dinner schedule
Ben, me, and my Grandmother :)
Andy and Lolly
Lunch was appetizers.
Dill dip, cheese ball, bang bang shrimp, deviled eggs, and cookies
Lunch was good :)
Elizabeth did an art project with Ga-Ga while the little girls took a nap
They made ornaments
After nap pictures :)
Love these three!
Ga-Ga with her granddaughters
Andy, Lolly, and Annalise got a great family photo!
I set the table for dinner
Ben and his turkey
All the food:
Turkey, stuffing, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, honey glazed carrots, mac n'cheese, mash potatoes, beer bread, gravy, and salad
Ben took some photos of us at the table
I like this panoramic photo he took!
Ben and Elizabeth
We waited about an hour and then ate dessert.
Apple pie, pumpkin pie, chocolate pie, brownies, and sugar cookies
Then we tried to get some family photos...
We settled for a good couples photo ;)
Elizabeth and Caroline were in bed, Andy wanted to get a four-generation-photo and I jumped in :)
Four generations: Grandmother, Ga-Ga, Andy, and Annalise :)
This makes my heart happy :)
My brother on my right
My daughter on my left
Mom and Grandmother across from me
Ben and my mom
Caroline and her "cheese face", Elizabeth, Ben, and my mom
My mom, Grandmother, and Lolly
After lunch, the girls rode the train inside the Gaylord
And that was our week of fun. We have been eating leftovers since Thursday and I think we might be eating them the rest of the week. Thanksgiving was a blast and I am so happy that most of my family was able to come visit for the holiday. Thank you everyone for making the trip and thank you Ben for making a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner!
Happy Monday y'all!