Just before Thanksgiving, we celebrated my grandma Nadine's 85th birthday. My parents recently moved her from Oregon to Michigan, and she lives in a retirement home a few blocks from their house. The last time we were with her on her birthday was when she turned 80, 5 years ago. Alex was just a baby! It's hard to believe. We also went to visit my grandma Ruth in southern Michigan.
|We are thankful...|
|The Thanksgiving feast -- yum!!!|
After Thanksgiving, we got ready for Christmas!
|The boys helped Nyanya decorate the Christmas tree.|
|They loved to watch the train go around the tree.|
|We went to see the Christmas trains at the Henry Ford museum.|
|Santa was there!|
|Our homemade ornament project this year was skiing snowmen -- made with pinecones, popsicle sticks, pipe cleaners, and pom poms.|
|We also made Christmas cookies with Aunt Janille.|
|On Christmas Eve, we read "Clarabelle the Christmas Cow" and sang carols around the Christmas tree.|
|Family pic in front of the Christmas tree|
|Benjamin was the star of the day in his Santa suit!|
|Happy New Year!|