Saturday, November 29, 2008

a few photos from our Thanksgiving...

My Family of Four!

Before we all sat down to a great meal hosted by us this year, we all got together to visited my grandmother aka G.G. at the nursing home. You can just see by the expression on her face how happy she was to see us all there. The kiddos were jumping, dancing, and singing all around and G.G. had a great big smile on her face for most of the day. It was so sad when we had to leave (our meal was planned for 5:30PM and we needed to head home to get the girls down for their quiet time and get things rolling in the kitchen), but we promised her we would see her again after Mass Sunday morning. That's all she needed to hear. Oh G.G. - We Love You So!

(my grandmother who will be 90 next year on April 28th...our Miss Annabelle has the same birthday!)

(Oh how this little girl just loves her G.G.)

Grandma was there too and of course we just had to get her in on the photo action as well with the girls!

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! We here at the Leonard household had one of the best ever!

While this Thanksgiving will be our last one in the house we are living in now (and have lived in over the past 8 years) we are also so very excited to be moving into our new house in Maryland! (we are thinking we could be moving as soon as early this coming spring!) This Holiday weekend so far has been a quiet one for us. All we have to do is decorate the outside of our house and we are finished! I did take the girls out Wednesday night to our annual "Lighting of Our Local Train Station" and they had a blast! (even when Santa came around on the fire truck!) first...seemed a little shy but once the Big Man himself got off the truck and started making his way around the crowd, Francesca was so excited to see him and Annabelle was even more excited (her little arms & legs were kicking so fast & hard I thought she would just burst if he didn't come over and say hello). We all had such a great time! (sorry only one photo from the train station and it wasn't even taken by me!) I am hoping to get some photos of the girls playing outside this coming Sunday! It is supposed to snow here in the afternoon and we can't wait! Here's to two more full days of fun before Daddy has to head back to work in DC and us girls hang together again while we not-so-patiently wait for next weekend to come! (next Saturday, Santa will again be coming to our train station for the our area's version of the Polar Express. His train...along with his whole crew will be stopping by our train station at 1:45PM! Oh how the girls just can't wait!)

Here's the only photo of the girls...waiting for the "lighting of the train station" to happen!


Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Shelly these photos are so precious!! The girls look adorable in their matching sweaters and stinking cute!!

Glad to hear that you had a wonderful looks like you made G.G.'s day!! I love the pic of Francesca leaning in for a kiss!!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Miss ya,


Marla said...

What a beautiful family picture! Glad you had a great holiday.

Oh, and my Jack is sitting in my lap and said, 'Oh, look at those pretty girls!' :)

Jodee Leader said...

It looks like you had a great Thanksgiving. The girls look sooo cute in their matching sweaters and tights.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

sara said...

I love your family pictures - with the girls in their sweet little pumpkin sweaters!! How fun to go & visit G.G.! It looks like everyone was happy :)

I am so excited for your move!!! HOw are things coming?!?! Are you freaking out yet??

I think you need to call me this week when you have time...

amy said...

these pictures are soooo cute!! They made me tear up. What a beautiful family

Beverly said...

Great pics. Love April bdays myself, G has an April bday.

Sue said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!! Looks like it was a wonderful time spent with your family. That first photo is absolutely perfect! (well...except....there IS room on your lap you know! :)

Enjoy finishing up for the holidays and the last Christmas in your house. Looking forward to hearing about your move!