Thursday, November 24, 2005

A Rare Event

All the grandchildren together, in one place, at one time, and cornered long enough for a photo!

We had a fun afternoon playing Trivia, sipping coffee, and gorging our faces with yummy pies. Trish, Bubbie, and I teamed up against Banny (Jerri's mom), Jerri's niece, Dallas, and Jami and Jerri. I was on the winning team (turning cartwheels in my mind here) even though I didn't contribute a whole hell of a lot of knowledge to the game today. I think what I love most about it is the joking and laughter of my kids as they're all just sitting around being who they are.

The smaller ones were very well behaved today. I don't think there was even a drop of blood shed or any tears except for Meri Kate and she had an ear ache for awhile there.

As we set up the game, Trish made the remark that she felt drab because everyone was wearing makeup but her. Bubbie, being fast on the draw with come-backs, and totally in love with food, said, "Yeah, but you're wearing meringue, and that's my favorite decoration!" He'd had a few beers while he'd deep fried his turkeys and was in top form today. Anytime you need an expert on the contents of Victoria's Secret catalogs, he's your man.

We've made another play date for Saturday afternoon so I'm going shopping tomorrow for a Win, Lose, or Draw game for us to try out. I think we had plenty of Trivia for one holiday.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving or just a wonderful day!!


me said...

What a great picture! I believe that's a frameable event. I'm glad you were able to have a wonderful time.

Didja get enough to eat?

jerri said...

OMG Why didn't you tell me it was pic time i would have dressed alexis LOL don't they just look like little raggamuffins!

Tiff said...

Wow what a beautiful group of grandchildren! I am sure you could not be prouder!

I am in your neck of the woods (Arkansas) right now. I am celebrating Thanksgiving with my cousin Traci's family in Bentonville & Bella Vista area...way north west!! Anyway, we had a great thanksgiving and for the second time in my life I have had fried turkey - yummy!!

Mary Lou said...

What a great Picture!!! I hope the old fart enjoyed his thanksgiving all by himself. You did not bring him dinner did you? :( I'd a made him starve!


I am so glad you had all the really important parts of your family there all together. WONDERFUL!!!

Jerri, We NEVER see chickie dressed!!! ;)

Cal said...

Cute picture. Glad to hear you all had a great time. Love the new look!

Mark said...

No one in that family looks drab. Thanks for making me look up "meringue," which is not as I first thought, a female tennis player from Romania.

Sally said...

What a beautiful family of grand children you have - you are truly blessed.

I'm with Mary Lou, I don't think HE would like me much either. But, I shouldn't say that because if the two you hadn't gotten together, you wouldn't have such a wonderful brood. I'm glad you're getting together again Saturday; you must live for those moments. :)

Joan said...

Hey Brenda...I loved the pic of the all the g'kids. Reminds me of days gone by with my cousins.

I see you put another curse on you blog...ummm I mean cursor thingie. By damn, it will drive me crazy. It's not as addictive as the leaves tho.

Leslie said...

I'm so happy you guys had such a good time! : ) Great picture, Brenda. How nice to have all the little ones together. Sounds like you've got a good weekend planned.

It's so pretty and festive in here! What a nice job you've done. :)

wanda said...

I know they're all growing like weeds but I swear that Jillian looks like she's growing by leaps and bounds. It seems like only yesterday she was this tiny little newborn! Nothing like a baby to remind us of how time flies! They are all so beautiful!
I'm glad you had a great day with your kids!

Sally said...

I meant to say also like Leslie - it is really pretty here in your spot. And, that Jillian is really growing like a weed. I just can't wait, Brenda, for ours to get here; two months or so. I HAVE to get a digital camera cause you know I'll be wanting to post pictures.

The thing is, it would probably be like my new cell phone. I was raising heck yesterday because the blasted thing wouldn't work AFTER I had charged it all night. Come to find out, I didn't have it turned on. I don't know - wierd things happening here - the other night, the alarm went off on my car in the W/D parking lot. I didn't have a CLUE what to do. My family thought I was nuts, now they KNOW I am. :)

Mary Lou said...

Really, Really purtyere ms you buy these templates, or do you make them yourself? I really like this one. It is sooooo christmasy.

Brent said...

I still cant' move, Brenda. I overdosed on turkey, but what a way to go!!!

Phyllis said...

What a great looking bunch!!
They all look so happy.
I love the Christmas look here!

David said...

Oh my I thought five were a handfull. That is a frame me hang me on the wall picture.