Sunday, December 21, 2014

Thanksgiving December


 
It's December... It's 4 days until Christmas... Here are Thanksgiving pictures. It's seasonally inappropriate.   It's the first day of Christmas vacation so I have time. That's makes it totally appropriate.
 
 
Happy thanksgiving!  Decemgiving.  Thanksember.  Happy I'm-on-Christmas-vacation-and-finally-printing-first-day-school-pictures.
 
There was the usual.  Ad looking,
 
my youngest sister, Meg
 
entertaining of the kids,
 
Meg and Lou with Juggle Bubbles
cooking,
 
my sister, Chris
 crafting,
 

 
 
 
a little bit of dancing,
 
 
and the annual trip to Scheels.
 
Lou drove the race care simulator and I nearly puked in the car!
The ferris wheel wasn't much better for my stomach!
 
Daddy and Bee
 
 
I seriously wish this kid wasn't so anxious all the time.  He's an actor, but the thought of being on stage freaks him out.  He can't wait to come to musical practice with me and loves the idea of it all... just not with him on stage. 
 
Lou and his catch. 
Lou and his catch.   Bee walked around with my sister, I didn't get any of the traditional funny photos of her with the fish or the talking presidents or the big bear.

This year, there was a special activity organized by my sister.  Minute to win it... family style.
 
Chris and the boyfriend, the organizers but not the winners!
 
 
She asked me to make a trophy.  The kids and I bought a large candle holder and a glass eagle candy bowl topper at the thrift store. We glued them together and spray painted them a lovely textured gold.  I added some vinyl letter cut out on the silhouette.  I think she was hoping for a tackier trophy but I loved this.
 
 
 We played couples.  There was the dice on a tongue depressor stack.
 
 
 
 
 W had the create paper unroll race.  
 
 
 
There was the tissue box empty race.

 
The M&M straw transfer game,

 
and the ping pong wobbly cup stack.

 

There was some unfortunate crying from Lou, as he an Bee weren't doing as planned.  Lou did well with the cookie on the face race.   

 
 
 
 My sister and her boyfriend ended up in a tie with my brother and his wife.  The tie breaker was blowing the cups off the table race. 


 
 
The winners were my brother David and his wife, Kelly. Their names are on the trophy and they will hold the title until next year.

  
 Happy Thanksgiving... at the end of December.

2 comments:

Sparkling said...

These look like hysterical games!! So lucky that you're on school vacation! We still have 2 more days of school. But then a nice break that actually involves a few days after the new year, which always feels like a bonus!

Unknown said...

These games look like so much fun!

Congratulations to the winners, Kelly and David!