Monday, November 28, 2016

Thanksgiving Weekend 2016

Thanksgiving was held in Alton this year. Even though Grandma and Grandpa Heaton live in Cedar they chose to celebrate this holiday at "home".  It was a fun filled weekend!

On Wednesday these little ones along with Uncle Kirk went wood cutting. Our only source of heat for our new house is a wood burning stove. We wanted to get 2 truck loads if possible. Aunt Harmony sent these 2 out the door with some homemade lemonade popsicles.  Yum, yum.

We found a great patch of dead trees to cut down. 

Uncle Kirk looking for a tree.

After our big Thanksgiving Feast several of us went Christmas Tree hunting.
There was plenty of snow for a little snow ball fight.  

Brayden did his best against Uncle Jim. 

These two tried to go sledding on their bums. 
It didn't work to well but they had fun.

Madelyn found this tree. She fell in love... Kory and I thought it was a bit sparse but she thought it would be perfect!

Happy Girl sporting her sparse tree. 

Kylie found a tree for her bedroom. Was so happy Daddy cut it down for her. 

I have a great husband! Knowing I wasn't too keen on Madelyn's tree we found another that was quite a bit more full. Once Madelyn was able to see the difference she too thought this new tree would be perfect. She decided to put her tree in her room. 

Knowing that both Girl rooms were going to have their own Christmas Tree, this little guy felt left out. He saw this young'n on the side of the road and talked his dad into letting him cut it down.  

Daddy even let Brayden run the chain saw. One excited little boy!

On Saturday we went to the local high school to watch our Dad play in the Turkey Tournament. He had already played 2 games and these old men had won! Now it was time to play for the annual championship. 

Emily, Rachel and Issie Bee were in charge of the entrance fees. 
Emily loved collecting money and working on her math skills when she had to give back change. 

Look at these guys! They all graduated between 1990 -2000 

The opposing team fighting for the championship all graduated withing the past 5 years. We were definitely playing against the youngn's

Go Daddy, go.....

Some foul shots...

Despite our best efforts we lost the championship.
Still to come in 2nd place.... Not to bad!

We stayed with Harmony and Dustin for the weekend. This guy was bit bored in a house full of girls but he survived! Once the other boy cousins showed up this young man disappeared. He stayed at Heather and Jim's for the rest of the time.

These two cuties had a great time together. Kylie is 4 and Issie Bee recently turned 5. They will both be starting Kindergarten next year. 

Caught Madelyn with food in her mouth. These two took it upon themselves to keep the kitchen stocked with goodies. They made pretzel bites, caramel squares, cookies and more.  

We had a great time with our extended family!
We certainly have lots to be Thankful for.