Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Our Thanksgiving weekend

Well, we took a little vacation to Chicago to be with our family. It was great. We left Thursday morning and we were to Uncle Bill and Aunt Judy's house by 12:30 (1:30pm our time). The Detroit Lions were already on the tv...we did sit and watch them lose yet another game. How pathetic. But anyways, we were there and ready to relax and be with family.

We were kinda worried about Donny because he had thrown up two times on the way down there. We think now that it was just car sickness..or at least we are hoping that that is all it was. We did buy him a new portable DVD player and he was watching that and he was right next to the window..which is new to him. SO..we will see what happens on the next trip.

But we did get there and have a great time...Donny got to play with all of his cousins and he even found that Aunt Judy had vroom-vrooms. He was sooo happy. I think that the best on would be the shopping cart. That was just cool. :-) But other than that one..Donny liked them all. He likes whatever cars he can find to play with. He even had an old VHS tape rewinder that was a car that he played with. He liked that he knew how to open it up.

In this picture is my hubby playing cars with a few of the kids. Our son, our nephew Matthew, our niece Emily, and cousin Zayden.

This is what a foot stool is good for..a parking lot!!!

As for our dinner...it was great. And oh man was there a lot of food. Turkey, ham, stuffing, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes and gravy and I don't even know what else. For dessert we had like 6 or 8 pies to choose from. It was all sooo good. Donny did ok, but we knew that he was getting tired, as he didn't sleep a lot on the way down. So we ended up leaving around 7pm to go to the hotel. Donny was very happy. He LOVES going to hotels.

Here is Donny at the hotel ready to play cars on the big bed. So that is what we did. We thought that he would be going to sleep early, but he didn't end up falling asleep until about 10:30 (which would have been his normal time back at home..11:30pm) But he did sleep all night and I am guessing that he was the only one that got a good night sleep. I was very very sore when I woke up Friday morning. That bed was hard as a rock!!!

One thing that he was very disappointed about was that the hotel didn't have a pool. He loves swimming...but when there is no pool, that is kinda difficult. So we have promised him that the next time we go away that we will make sure there is a pool at the hotel.

After we woke up and went to breakfast, we went back to Uncle Bill's house. They had soo many neat things to see and do. They even had a dog!! How cool is that. His name was Kazz...and he liked to lick people. Donny got licked a few times. He thought that it was really funny. He has proceded to tell us that he wants a dog for Christmas. How funny, we go from a bowling ball to a dog. Uhmm wonder what he will get.

We were at Uncle Bill's until about 4:30 pm on Friday. We spent the day relaxing. After breakfast we did end up going to Wal-Mart. It wasn't that crazy, but crazy enough. I am glad that I didn't get up and go at 4am...that would have been even crazier. But we got some Christmas shopping done for Donny. He will like what we bought. We went back to the house and just veged. Donny took a two hour nap and I should have. But before Donny feel asleep, he played with this horse that was in the living room. He loved it. ------>

( I think that I may consider this photo for our Christmas card..what do you think?)

He even found a cute little blue chair that we are thinking of buying him for the livingroom at our house. We think that he would like his very own chair.

So, after he woke up and was around, we got going. Packed up the Tahoe and we were off. Headed back for Kalamazoo. I fell asleep on the way home, but Donny didn't. We got back into Michigan and decided that we needed something to eat. So we stopped at a Cracker Barrel. That was pretty nummy. And Donny wanted to go and look around in the shop. So we did and I bought some really cute ornaments. I can't wait to put them up.

Donny liked playing the peg game at the table while we were waiting for our food. I must admit, this little boy loves to travel and he does one awesome job when we are.

I think that our next big adventure will take us to Florida. We are trying to plan that for the spring of 2009. I can't wait to take Donny there. It is going to be soo much fun .

But we had a very relaxing Thanksgiving and we are thankful that we all got to be together. It was very nice.

Now it is time to think about our next holiday...Christmas. What a busy time of the year. Hope your holiday was great too.

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