This will be a consolidated post that includes 2 special family visitors, Drew's 7 month birthday, and my birthday too!
For starters, one of my favorite people came to Indiana and got to meet Drew: Uncle Ed!
We're so happy he included us in his very thorough itinerary! We enjoyed showing him our house and what life is like for us on a daily basis. He was there to greet Anna when she came off the bus! We went out for pizza before he left. We had a great time catching up!
Next up, I had some special Kate time as we went on a candy cane tour at McCord's. These are the 2 candy canes that we shaped while we were there! We were suffering through various illnesses throughout this month so Drew didn't get to come.
Kate took a turn for the worse after that so I was the only one able to attend Anna's Thanksgiving program at school. Each family made a feather in this turkey. It was a neat representation of all the families in Anna's class! (Ours is the long yellow one on the top left.)
Her teacher, Mrs. Winstead, does such a good job teaching her Kindergarten class! I'm so glad she was placed in her class! Here she is wearing a turkey hat; she sure loves her class well.
Next up, Papa came to visit for a Thanksgiving/Christmas celebration! We won't get to see him for Christmas so we celebrated with him early. We didn't take any pictures of it, but it was super fun and I think everyone was happy with their early Christmas gifts!
He bought them these precious matching Autumn outfits for our kids! (His cousin Cindy embroidered them.) I didn't get a great picture of all 3 smiling, but that's OK, I got a much better one for the Christmas matching outfits he got them - I'm sure I'll place it in a future post!
Papa brought Dixie and Belle and our kids were thrilled to play with them and boss them around. (Here's a quiet moment where they are all watching TV together, haha!)
Drew even enjoyed extra attention from them!
Drew turned 7 months old!
He does such great smiles that it really doesn't take me long to capture these!
Here's the comparison shot of Anna, Kate, and Drew at 7 months:
It was also Thanksgiving Day that day! Drew wore the same onesie that his sisters wore for their first Thanksgiving.
Here's that comparison shot though they are not the same age (9 months, 8 months, 7 months, respectively):
We took a family picture to commemorate the day, but it was a little challenging to get everyone coordinated:
When we added Papa into the picture, it turned out better!
We also had one of our favorite babysitters, Jennifer, join us for the occasion! Here's the whole group including the dogs:
We did a very small amount of Black Friday shopping and Drew would rather have been sleeping!
Lastly, we celebrated my birthday with dinner out and followed by a cake at home!
Anna is getting pretty good at taking pictures with filters and cool angles. The cake was delicious!
Curtis did a great job making his first homemade cake for me and it was definitely better than anything he could have bought for me! :)