Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Wordless/Full and Special Exposure Wednesday--Family Thanksgiving

Every Thanksgiving, we get together with as many of David's five brothers and sisters as possible. The celebration size waxes and wanes depending on how many of the nieces and nephews are able to make it too. It's always a large gathering and as you can see, everybody breaks out the cameras and the hugs.

We always take over David's youngest brother Rob's house. He has a great floor plan to squeeze in lots of people. I love our family and I love seeing them all together. It's a good thing because there are people everywhere!

This year, Jeanie and Grandma sported matching casts.

It was thrilling to see Jack right in the thick of everything this year. He did not stand to the side and watch. He jumped right in with all the other kids.

There was tooty tot singing and dancing.......

and we all piled on the trampoline. I'm pretty sure we had to have reached maximum capacity and we did not even have all the kids on there.

Jeanie couldn't jump on the trampoline but she was a great sport and took her baby cousin for a ride.

So many cute little girls in one family!!! (and those are just the ones that made it to Thanksgiving)

There was little time for contemplative reflection

but lots of time for silly happiness

and playing

and sisterly love.

I think Jack's face pretty well sums it up!

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18 comments:

sheila said...

Beautiful pics! Love the matching casts! Oh my gosh!

blueviolet said...

So many smiles, so much happiness!

Leonard Family said...

Looks like a wonderful time was had by all! What a beautiful family! Love the matching casts and hope they both heal quickly!

SmallWorld at Home said...

So much fun--and LOVE those casts!

Beverly said...

looks like a blast with all that family around! Jack looks very happy.

mommytoalot said...

What fun! I too love big family gatherings. I can't wait for Christmas..we are having my sister and her two kids.(maybe her bf with his two kids).my mom, my brother Pete..maybe my other brother from Indiana..and my sister Linda will be dropping by ..plus C's bio mom will be joining us from 4:30 -7:30pm..
that means there will be up to 10 kids..

The Blonde Duck said...

Aww! How fun! :)

Territory Mom said...

What great pics! Thanks for sharing your great family.

Rachel said...

What fun! Jack looks like he had a great time.

Wherever HE Leads We'll Go said...

Great pics! Looks like everyone had a great time. So neat to hear about Jack jumped right in the middle of the action. He certainly looks happy about the day!

Anne Y said...

Cute pictures!

Crystal said...

Looks like everyone had a wonderful time! :) And does EVERY child know the tooty tot song? My girls sing it all the time - but I don't ever remember hearing it when I was a kid. hehe

jennifer said...

What a wonderful post! I'm so glad y'all had a good time.

I adore the last photo of Jack. He looks completely joyful!

Alison said...

That looks like an amazing day! Our family is tiny by comparison. Glad you all had a great time.

Marie said...

Thanks everyone for the well wishes for Jeanie and Grandma. I willl be sure to pass them along.
Family is such a blessing!!!

Marie said...

Yes, I think every child in the world....well, maybe just the USA knows the Tooty Tot song. Crystal lives in CA and she learned it at her schoool. The rest of us are in GA and AL and they all learned it at their respective schools. It's a mix of public and private school kiddos--traditional and montessori and learn at play. A big blend and they ALL know that song! Oh and if I homeschooled? Jack will still totally know the song because his cousins taught it to him before he learned it at school. :)

Marie said...

Just think Alison this is only part of one half of our family!!! Wait til y'all see all the Christmas pics. :)

VMI said...

Great photos and good way for everyone to remember it all. I do like the matching casts too.