Today is also Grandpa's ( Joe's dad) Birthday! We didn't think we would get a chance to talk with them today but they called right as we were walking in the door tonight. Too bad both kids were pretty tired and grouchy so they didn't wish him a Happy Birthday right then. But luckily we got them on film earlier in the day. Obviously Argentina doesn't celebrate Thanksgiving so I guess it was just his Birthday there so we made sure to celebrate both holidays for him and eat a lot...and it was good! We love you Grandpa and miss you lots. I know Kaiden and Kalli will both love playing with your train set with you when you come home!
Right when we got to the farm house we took our family pictures. (I'm determined to do Christmas cards this year!) They're all on my brother and dad's camera so I haven't even seen them yet...hopefully they turned out good! After picture taking it was time to eat and boy did we eat! The kids were starving and ate so good...well except for my green bean casserole-which is one of the best things! Then after eating way to much we went outside to play and ride. Me, Kaiden, Kalli and my dad rode by the horses and tried to get them to come close enough for us to pet. After a few moments of being shy a few started to walk over. And then one came really close and was all over us! The others got closer but never close enough to touch they just stared at us while we were petting the one horse. I really started to get a little freaked out b/c he was so in-our-face, but it was still fun. After the horses we rode around and Kalli was soooo tired by this point. She almost fell asleep on the drive to MS but our dvd player was messing up and Kaiden was quite the chatter box on the way there. So Kal fell asleep while riding the wheeler and I was able to snuggle with her for a good while. Right as dad was getting the camera out to take a picture she woke up and snuggle time was over! We visited with my Uncle Greg and Aunt Linda for a while as well as my Great-Aunt Rose. Then after a little more riding Kaiden had a chance to drive yet another tractor. Kalli was okay for a while but then it all started to go down hill. Kalli was just exhausted and started having little meltdowns. She would stop for a moment and then start up again for no reason. We headed inside while Kaiden ate some yummy leftovers and Kalli started off wanting some but quickly changed her mind. After a small snack Kalli really lost it and cried/screamed for the next 1/2 hour while we were trying to get all of our things together. Poor thing I felt so bad for her but there was nothing that would soothe her. Once we finally got in the van and started moving she was out in less than 2 minutes! Once we got home I notice she had a fever and was just completely out of it while we were on the phone with Grandma and Grandpa. So I guess my little sweet baby is sick. She was fast asleep around 7ish and will hopefully have a good night's rest. These are only pictures from my camera so more to come! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and were able to reflect on all that we have to be grateful for.
Here's the cute little colt and some of our audience...a little intimidating don't ya think?!
Right before I started to film Kaiden almost ran into a tree. He was steering all by himself but was looking at the sky or the trees or the horses anywhere but where he was going!
I joined the last few minutes right as Kalli was starting to get cranky
There wasn't quite enough room for Aunt Lisa and Baby Grey