Thursday, December 10, 2009

A Thanksgiving Full of Firsts

This Thanksgiving break I went to Tennessee to visit my husband Chris' parents. Chris' brother Lee came with his wife Stacie and his two beautiful girls Madeline and Charlotte. We even surprised Chris' parents by picking his other brother Zach up at the Knoxville Airport. We had such a fun time visiting with everyone for the week. This Thanksgiving break was so unique because it seemed to be full of all kinds of firsts.

This is baby Charlotte meeting her Great Grandmother for the FIRST time.
She was very calm and quiet as she just stared into her great grandmothers eyes. She seemed to be trying to figure something out. It was like she recognized a similarity but she couldn't put her little finger on it. Very Precious moment...

This was Madeline's FIRST time playing in the fall leaves. Port Saint Lucie, Florida does not offer this opportunity for her very often!
At first she seemed a little shy.. she just kicked the leaves a little and dragged her fingers across them trying to figure out what we expected her to do. I sat down in the leaves and invited her to join me, from there on out she new just what to do! She would jump in and then ask her daddy for a hand to help her up!

This Thanksgiving is the FIRST holiday in 3 years that the whole McElroy family has been together. Plus this was my first holiday ever spent with all of the McElroys!
Lee, Stacie, Chris and I decided that we were going to drive to Knoxville and spend some time touring around a little. Well, little did the parents know that we were also picking up their other son Zach at the Knoxville airport. Zach snuck around back and up through the basement door. He came up behind his mother, and casually asked "Mom do you have an extra blanket I could use?" She did a double take, and then came the scream!!

1 comment:

  1. Those are some gorgeous nieces you have there! I hear their parents are pretty cute too!