Thursday, December 15, 2011

T-Day. What? That was a month ago too?

I'm noticing a trend.
I seem to be a day late & a dollar short.
I feel like I'm scrambling to keep up.
Anybody else with me on this???

So here was Thanksgiving.
It was so much fun.
Me & the kiddos & Whit-Whit drove to Utah.
Tyler started a new job & felt that he shouldn't take off a couple days after starting.
Such a responsible lad.
Me, on the other hand, heard my parents & siblings & nephews would all be at my Grandma & Grandpa Griffin's house for the long weekend, so we loaded up the bus & crossed the country.
Grandma Griff & Mom

The highlights:

playing in the leaves...never gets old

playing with uncle jaxon

little miss muffin got lots of loves

avy's first haircut
yes, her very first!
(well besides the time she accidentally took a little snip at it in preschool last year)
brookie is going to hairschool at aveda & showed us what she's been learning.

she did a fine job!

whit led the kids on a wild turkey treasure hunt to find their 
chocolate turkey suckers grandma made for them

played in leaves again.
 this time they buried grandma.
yes, my grandma, in the leaves.
she's the most energetic thing EVER!!!

gus-gus entertained us for several minutes with his face against the glass routine

we rode the train

it wouldn't be a bird family outing if we didn't bust out in song & dance while in public

we saw the lights up at temple square

my family laughed at my hat. i didn't care.
 it was all i could find in g-ma's closet & i wasn't about to freeze my ears off.

we got to spend some time with sista sally

grandma made us homemade "awful good waffles" every morning for breakfast.

we went for a nice hike.
avy always brings up the rear on walks.
Afterall, searching for sticks that look like the letters in your name takes time.
And add on skipping, singing, & searching for pebbles that will work as kitty food, and you would be last in the pack too.

jaxon with his walking stick

jaxon & my dad doing a little leprechaun jaunt

brooklyn showing the neighbors her tumbling acts

we visited santa baby at the mall

we visited my grandpa bird's grave

we tried to squeeze more people than there are seatbelts into my car

we visited my beautiful grandma bird
everyone always asks where the reds get their red...well this is she. 

all the cousins came over so gma griff could get a picture of her 4 2011 great-grand-babies

here's g&g with the bird & griffin grandkids, minus austy

And that was our trip.
A blast.
But don't feel bad that Tat missed all the fun.
Trust me.
I think he was the one who got the vacation:
He was busy golfing, attending feasts, going up to our friends' ranch,
watching all the tv & youtube vids he could handle in sheer silence with no distractions.
He had a very thankful Thanksgiving too.

& I was most thankful that this here beauty was an angel in the car.
Not a single scream from this one.
A true Thanksgiving miracle indeed.


Matt and Jessie said...

What a fun trip! So glad you got to see your fam! Totally LOVE the picture if your grandma in the leaves! I was expecting it to be your mom, not your grandma! Nice to know where your mom gets all her spunk!

Can't believe your baby was such an angel for the ride! Glad you had a great turkey day. Hope you guys have a very Merry Christmas!

Smith Family said...

I'm always a day late and a f=dollar short!! Tyler has a new job? Where?

Smith Family said...

So funny I have no idea how that f got there it wasn't something bad I promise!! Now I'm super embarrased!