Tuesday, December 2, 2008

A Great Thanksgiving

So my parents and grandma drove to So Cal to see us and share Thanksgiving. We had SO MUCH fun with them while they were all here. The visit was so much fun that they were easily persuaded to stay just one more day.

Mom, Grandma, & I went to see Twilight on Sunday and we loved it. Grandma wasn't exactly sure what was going on, but she enjoyed going out to a movie anyway. We also visited an antique store, walked up and down Main Street in Fallbrook, and visited a nursery where Mom & Don picked up a couple of Hibiscus plants for our front yard. (Thanks guys!!)

We made Thanksgiving dinner together on Thursday (everything turned out great!) and enjoyed it at the brand new dining set that my parents gave us as an early Christmas gift. (We LOVE it!!!)

On Friday we all went to the zoo and had a great time seeing all of the animals. We lucked out with the weather and Grandma really enjoyed the scooter that we rented. After the zoo, we went to dinner at On the Border and then Mom and I went shopping! Yes... we sure did a lot of shopping. I got all of my Christmas shopping done for the kids!

We really had a fun visit with them all and we are so grateful to have been able to have family here to spend the holiday with us. Thanks Mom, Don, and Grandma for making this Thanksgiving memorable for us!! We love you and miss you already!

Gabe actually dug a lot of this hole himself.
Good job, buddy!
Ashlyn was so excited to help
plant the Hibiscus plants.

Grandpa got the plant out of the pot...

and Ashlyn put it in the ground.

Ahh, finally time to relax.
Gabe showed Grandpa his favorite Xbox game,
Lego Indiana Jones.

Here is Grandma in her scooter at the zoo.
Look at the smile on her face!
She really enjoyed driving it around!

There were 2 baby tigers in the enclosure.

There goes Grandma... still smiling!

I think Don liked the Polar Bears! ;)

Ashlyn playing with a Polar Bear statue.

Ashlyn & Gabe hugging a Panda Bear.

Gabe, Grandma, Grandpa, & Ashlyn
Why is it that you can never get everyone
looking at the camera at the same time?

Cute Koala!

Spider & Fly

I love this picture of Gabe with his Grandpa.

Me, Brian, Grandma, & Ashlyn at the restaurant.


Laura said...

For once I got to have Thanksgiving weather like you get to enjoy every year - it only involved several hours on plane to FL! Happy Thanksgiving - it looks like you guys had a great time!

Angie said...

Your neighborhood looks so nice!

Tink's Life said...

I love that hat you are wearing, You look so cute! Don's smile is so huge in that picture, he looks like he had a great time. IM glad you had your family there with you for Thanksgiving. We need to get our parents to move by us Jen. The only way is to play the lotto! lol
Luv ya! oh and if either of us wins we by a house for the other by us so we have a place to visit for long periods. hehe