Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thanksgiving in Arkansas

I have now met all, I mean all of Matthew's family!

We went to Arkansas on Tuesday night to have Thanksgiving with Steve and Amy and their two very exciting boys. I haven't ever met Amy or their boys.

I was very worried about Kathryn and the plane ride but she did wonderfully. The way there she colored, played with the magnadoodle, thanks Rachel, and watched a movie without sound. We had ear phones but she didn't want them on her ears. Two hours was just the right amount of time. Which made me start worrying about the way home cause it was 3 hours home.

We arrived in Tulsa, OK at 9:30 pm and got a ride with Steve to their home in Bentonville, AK. We didn't get there till like 12:00 am. They had a bed waiting for us and Kathryn in their guest room. Wednesday morning was just a day of getting know each other and letting the boys get used to Kathryn. Ben has a bird in his room that Kathryn liked looking at and Mike has two rats, Scabbers and Stripes. Kathryn really liked playing with the Rats when Mike was willing to have them out. Matthew made Lop for dinner, a huge success for Steve and not so much for Amy. We then put the kids to bed and watched a movie.

Thursday, Thanksgiving day was not something I was used to. We didn't have our feast until dinner time, because Steve went Duck hunting that morning and wanted to help cook the meal. We just played games and watched Dawn of the Dinosaurs with the kids. It was a fun movie. Dinner was nice and small. Not anything I'm used to. We usually have loads of people there and loads of more food then anyone can eat. So it was different having just enough to make you full and a nice piece of pie.

Friday we went on a walk in their neighborhood. Steve and Amy live in a very nice place. They have little walking paths all throughout the neighborhoods. No beautiful even in the winter. I'll bet the summer there would be breath taking with all the tree's and vines and greenery everywhere. We went bowling Friday afternoon and got Ice cream at Braums. One of the best ice cream places I've been to. Steve and Matthew tied winning bowling and I won out of the girls. My first time bowling with bumpers. It really does help your score. To bad we didn't put those in earlier in the game. We got to help or rather observe them put up their Christmas tree. It was fun to see the boys get excited about this and think about when Kathryn will get the idea of decorating and be excited like they were.

The boys had a lot of fun taking pictures any time they could so some of the pictures may be a little off but they had fun.

We left at 5am Sat morning to catch an 8:00 flight. Kathryn slept for more then half the flight home. And it came in early so it wasn't a full 3 hours.

I'm so thankful that we were able to go and visit with Matthew's brother. Mike even cried the night we were leaving and wanted Kathryn to stay. They had so much fun together. Their boys were great baby sitters. Ben just watched and helped Kathryn the whole time.

We'll see them in July for the Weir family reunion.


Megann said...

Glad you had a great trip. Kathryn is so beautiful!

shannonb said...

Sounds like a fun Thanksgiving. And such a blessing that Kathryn did so well on the plane. It's so hard for little ones when they don't understand the pressure change, etc.