Monday, December 1, 2008

Thanksgiving, Flag Football, and a man in tights?

It seems weird posting about Thanksgiving when I just changed my background to Christmas. Last Tuesday we left for Boston to visit for Thanksgiving. The trip was great, but I really wish it was closer so we could drive. The flight is not very long at all, but this time seemed like it took forever. It was raining when we arrived so there was a delay in between airplanes to land. Ben was quite fussy and tired. He finally fell asleep and slept for about 30 minutes before we landed. Jake did great as always. It was then raining when we returned to Atlanta so we went through the same thing again. Anyway, on Wednesday we went to the Children's museum which I posted about on the next post. I had so many pictures that I really should have made 3 posts rather than 2. We then had Thanksgiving dinner at Nana's friends the Deths. There were Maddie and Dick Deth, Robert, Katie, Jason and Michael Koster and Joshua Berman who is another cousin of Lee's. Sarah couldn't be there since she is all the way around the world in Palau. Dinner was great, even though I was chasing or holding Ben most of the time. It was also very nice to see everyone.

Ben in his cute sweater my friend Kay gave Jake a couple of years ago.

Lee's cousin Jason playing in the floor. The Deths had lots of toys since they have 2 grandchildren of their own.

Jason's brother Michael, Lee, and Nana

Kate and Michael

Jake had a ton of fun with this slinky. Maybe Santa will bring him one.

Michael and Jake with the slinky again

Mr. Deth read some stories to Jake
On Friday, Lee met up with some friends to play flag football with some guys that went to the local high school. These guys graduated a few years ago. They may have been "younger", but by no means better! It was very cold and early! Thanks Aaron! We met at 9am to play and then it begin to rain about an hour and a half later, which made it even colder. I don't think I would have made it as long as I did if Lee's friend Tim wouldn't have been wearing those running tights. Whoa! I think I know what to get Lee for Hannukah this year. It was so much fun to see everyone and their kids. They also won the game! Afterwards, we went to Billy and Fiona's house they just renovated a few months ago. It was beautiful and they even built a fire to heat things up. The kids played in the playroom together and we all had some pizza while everyone caught up with each other.

Fiona, Shane, and Brenna

Here are Aaron, Tim, Lee, and Jesse
Jesse lives in Atlanta too now.
It is pretty sad we had to go all the way to Boston to see him.

Aaron with his game face on

Ben enjoying the cold weather

The Cheerleaders: Me, Jake and Ben, Colleen (Jesse's girlfriend, I think) :), Fiona, Shane, and Brenna, Suzanne (Tim's wife), and their girls.

Lee, Tim in his tight tights, and Jesse

Jake saying cheese along with Tim's girls. Sorry Tim and Suzanne I attempted to spell your girls' names, but had a terrible time. I am usually a good speller too. I need to pull out the old Christmas cards and look. They are all beautiful and it was great to see them.

On Friday night we got together at a bar in Boston with Jesse and Colleen and Tim and Suzanne. Here are Lee, Jesse, and Tim. It was a great trip and I think the first time we got to see all of Lee's friends.

Our last night there, Lee's friend Josh came to visit along with their kids Lyra and Seraphina.

Jake and Lyra looking at the Disney book.

Nana with Jake and Ben


Cheryl said...

men in tights? I wanted to see someone dressed like an elf!
Glad ya'll had a great thanksgiving!

jesster said...

great post!

Mike Koster said...

Great Post and It was great to see the whole gang for thanksgiving Ben and Jake are sure growing fast. I think we know Lee's new profession if Etrade doesn't work out. He would a phenomenal tights model....he could make millions.

Lee said...

Michael- I wasn't the one wearing the tights!
Anyway, it is doubtful that anyone would pay more than $500,000 to see me in tights