Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

We spent our Thanksgiving this year up in Big Bear Lake, CA. We rented a cabin with Steve's parents, brother, and brother's girlfriend. We played games, ate yummy food, and Laney had a great time being the center of attention. Go figure! She had so much fun that she didn't want to waste any of her time sleeping. Silly baby. Delaney also got to experience snow for the first time, and kept trying to eat it. She couldn't figure out why it was so dang cold, but of course she kept going back for more. We're still learning cause and effect.

Eating turkey bird for the first time and loving it!

Arlene and Mike, AKA Uncle Monkey & Auntie Beans

Bath time in the jacuzzi bathtub. Not a bad gig at all!

Bare baby on the bear rug*. I think she's actually growling in this picture.
*No real bears were harmed in the photo op.

All bundled up in the snow with Nana & Papa

Feeling unsure about how that snow tastes...

Here Delaney's getting friendly with a local logger. There's something about that guy that seems familiar...

Steve wants this picture to be our Christmas card picture, but where's the fun in that? Also, we're missing a few key family members that ALWAYS make an appearance. We'll see how creative we get this year. It's hard to keep outdoing yourself, and making a dog, two cats, and a baby hold still for a portrait is a Christmas miracle in itself. If you have any ideas, let's hear 'em.


kobbs said...

You could tie all of the animals down with ribbon and bows.
Looks like a great holiday! I love the growl face.

sarah hornacek said...

i LOVE the family photo. so precious!

Mary said...

such a beautiful family!

mme. bookling said...

can't wait to see her in a few days!!!!!!!!

Leiflet said...

These are my favorite Delaney pictures so far! She is so cute. And i'm glad to see that Steve's facial hair is resurfacing.

Lisa's cousins do this elaborate christmas card where they include 4 cats and 2 dogs. How, you might ask? Simple-- Photoshop!

Martha Stewart may disapprove, but we're in the 21st century, and Martha Stewart is pretty unrealistic anyway.

ck2m said...

looks like a great way to spend Thanksgiving. Are you coming to Oregon for Christmas? I bet you really miss Grandma Lee.

Alyssa said...

Oh man I just want to take a bite out of her cute cheeks!! Can't wait to see you guys! Scarlet makes a cameo in our Christmas card on accident, it is awesome!