It was such a joy to watch both my sons' families come together and get to know each other. Michael and Daisy are only three weeks apart in age and at 4 years old, they "get" who each other is and really enjoyed spending time together.
Because Mike and Keith are identical twins, each kid was like: "Your daddy looks like my daddy." That part was pretty cute.
I guess the best way I can communicate what an amazing time we all had is to simply share the pictures we took. I hope you enjoy :)
Katie, Daisy and Baby Gabe - Katie was showing Daisy how to burp a baby : )
Keith and I making Beef Stroganoff for dinner Wednesday night
Mike and Daisy and Abby, Michael and Jack reading and just hanging out
Poppy and Jack enjoying the early morning sunrise
Thanksgiving morning sunrise over our beautiful lake. It could not have been more perfect.
Harry, Katie, Jack and Mike watching the snow fall over the lake
Sweet Baby Gabe kind of wondering what was going on :)
Katie and Gabriel. Precious mamma/son moment
Keith and Abby : )
Mike and Katie : )
Michael V - love that eyebrow look!
Katie and Jack Jack
Daisy and Michael - beautiful beautiful children. . . inside and out
What better way to bond with a cousin than to catch snowflakes on your tongue? : )
I love this picture!
Daisy trying to run away from the snowflakes
Sweet Jack and his puppy Kipper
No words needed - my greatest joy
Daisy and Michael still trying to catch snowflakes : )
Snow falling over our beautiful lake
Tickling Michael in his ear
Keith and Jack over breakfast
My happy hallway - filled with lots of shoes which means lots of people!
Aunt Abby was the official snowman maker
Mike and Keith pulled the mischievous stunt of "attacking" Abby and the kids with snowballs. Well, we all know who won THAT battle!
Nothing brings out brotherly love like a snowball fight!
Sweet baby Gabe wondering what the heck is going on? He just wants to go inside where it's warm and go back to sleep!
And the snowman begins to take shape . . . under Aunt Abby's and Uncle Mike's supervision
And here he is. . . Howard Lake Snowman!
My mamma and sweet baby Gabe
Me, mom and Gabriel
Mom, Katie and me
Our Thanksgiving Dinner table
All the kids love to sit on Poppy's lap as he plays piano.
My mom, Mike and Gabe
Jack and Michael helping mommy frost a carrot cake
Pretty Abby with Daisy and Jack who, by the way, look like they could be siblings! Actually, all the kids look alike.
Engrossed in a movie and some much needed down time
Harry's great nieces stopped by for a visit and ALL the kids loved them, especially Jack :)
Addison playing teacher and reading to everyone
Harry, Addison and Daisy at the piano
My mom with her four great grandchildren . . . so precious.
Check out the tiny handprint in the window : )
Harry and me with mom and the kids
Harry's and my beautiful family
As you can see, we had a wonderful, blessed Thanksgiving and I am very thankful for the greatest gift in my life . . . my family