So… Thanksgiving was awesome. We spent it in Arizona at my brother’s home with my ENTIRE family! And since my sister already did such a great job blogging about it here, I’ll just direct you to her page, and then I’ll add my personal touches here (read: I’ll add more pics of my cute little boy here).
We almost cancelled the trip due to the Snowpocalypse that threatened to smother Utah that night. But since Jake’s night class got cancelled, and since his stomach seemed to be holding itself together enough (he was struck with a wicked stomach flu that morning), we threw everything in the car and went anyways. I drove as fast as I could, chasing clear skies and trying to get as far south as possible. We stopped in Vegas that night and drove the rest of the way on Wednesday, FINALLY arriving Wednesday night. But we’re so glad we braved the storm and the long drive and made it!
Rushton loved being around all of his cousins, but he definitely has a lot to learn about sharing… There was a lot of squealing and sad face, but also a lot of pure bliss with all the toys at his disposal.
He loved riding bikes, (notice the backyard race track? VERY cool)
putting the helmet on all by himself,
and all the balls and outside activities that sunny Arizona offers in November. Speaking of which, my talented handsome husband Jake made a super-awesome rocket launcher for Scouts and brought it out to AZ. It was a hit with the boys, both big and little:
We made Rushton this make-shift high-chair out of towels and a camping chair, all so that he could eat cheerios for Thanksgiving dinner. All that delicious food and all he wants is cereal. Go figure…
I was super helpful in the kitchen – my mom and sister Laura made three different attempts at the perfect meringue for their pies, and once they got it right, I accidentally stuck my hand in the pie.
Rush is very into shoes these days…
And I love this picture of him with the Mrs. Potato Head glasses on – very reminiscent of a picture of my sister Laura when she was about 3. 🙂
And in true Bain form, we ended the vacation with a family picture session. We live all over the country (CA, AZ, UT, GA) so we always try to get a photo when EVERYONE is together, especially with our growing families. This was the best group shot. Not a bad looking bunch!