Home for the Holidays

We went to Memphis for an extended Thanksgiving weekend to visit DeDe and Pro.  Much to Emmy Cate’s delight, we also got to hang out with Uncle Ben, cousins Molly (4.5) and Atticus (2.5), great aunt Sally, and second cousins or cousins once removed (depending on who you ask) Alex and Sara.


The kids had a blast wrecking the place playing with each other and the most popular activities were getting pulled in the wagon, reading books, and coloring.


On Friday night we went to the lighting of the Germantown Christmas tree.  The kids got to see a reindeer, hear carolers, roast marshmallows and see the lights come on.  You gotta love the South where the weather allows you to do fun things at the holidays with no coats and even short sleeves!!


One of the kids’ favorite things was taking a bath together.  Three kids in a tub is a bit crowded when you have a wild man like Atticus trying to do flips!  But they had a blast and were asking to take baths every night.  Silliness generally ensued right after bath time to include dancing, streaking, and plenty of silly faces!!




We surprised Mamaw with a cake and big and little voices singing her Happy Birthday for her 90th birthday coming up in a couple of weeks.  She had absolutely now idea that anyone was even coming to Memphis for Thanksgiving, so you can imagine when she walked in to find both of her grandchildren, her great grandchildren, and my aunt and cousins too!  She was blown away!  Happy 90th Mamaw!!




We took the kids around one day to see all of the “horses” around Germantown by request of Molly, the horse obsessed.  The girls wanted to ride the pretty horses (Atticus steered clear).  For those that don’t know, Germantown has always been associated with horses and horse shows and they create these life size horses that artists paint with different themes and they are placed around the city. 



Boy were DeDe and Pro tired after all of that complete chaos fun!!

1 comment:

Grandma (Pam) said...

Loved the pics and it sounded like a great time for all of you. That was so sweet that you all got to surprise your grandmother. Her smile was beautiful. Beautiful pics of Emmy and all the children. Boy has Molly Claire and Atticus grown, of course look how much Emmy's grown too. The Halloween pics are great also. Love her little pink sailor girl outfit. She is soooooo cute. Can't wait to see you all Christmas. Love you all!