Hudson's preferred way of swinging these days
Back at the house, things quickly went to chaos...as is normal with 7 grandchildren.
Wrestling was the indoor activity of choice.
And then of course, you end up with a bonked head. Hudson had to have an ice pack.
Kids table. They were hungry!
Brothers and Sisters-in-laws!
After Thanksgiving dinner, we went outside for some pictures.
Katie Belle and John Robert had fun in the leaves!
More wrestling outside.
All the boys. Lots of them!
Tried to get one of all the grandchildren with the grandparents. Hey....we tried.
Mama Neville with her 3 boys.
This is pretty much the norm these days. Hudson is playing. JR tackles him.
And finally....my Thanksgiving decorations at home.
We have so much to be thankful for.
I printed this out and put it in a picture frame and then let Hudson write something that he was thankful for each day with a dry erase marker. It worked great!
The day after Thanksgiving is always my day to decorate for Christmas. I blare Christmas music and get it all done. Trey loves
loathes this day!
This year, we decided to get a REAL Christmas tree. We haven't had one in about 11-12 years. Probably because we almost divorced after our last real tree. I'm very particular about the lights on the tree and Trey is.....well, he's just not. We'll leave it at that.
Anyway....here she is! And the boys had fun playing hide and seek in the trees too.
The night after Thanksgiving, our city does their annual Parade of Lights and the lighting of the Christmas tree downtown.
We haven't been in years, but decided to venture out this year. Probably won't do it again until John Robert is quite a bit older. Lots and lots of people. JR likes to run. As in run away from Mom and Dad. It's exhausting and terrifying at times. I did manage to snap some pics though.
Different schools. Still best buds.
Hey....let's find the dirtiest, nastiest wall and sit down so mom can take our picture. Awesome.
Back to the decorating.....Hudson was really into helping me this year.
As I was looking through all of our ornaments and trying to decide what I wanted to put on the tree this year, he took the decorating into his own hands.
The 3 Wisemen, candy canes on my fake plant from IKEA, a small vase with a gold berry stem.
He carried the candy cane theme on into the kitchen too.
John Robert was at my parents house during our decorating session. Needless to say, as soon as John Rascal (that's what Hudson has started calling him!) got home he pulled all of the candy canes off and scattered them around the house.
Sorry Hud. And on that note, I have to record that my sister-in-law asked Hudson if he wanted Mommy and Daddy to give him a baby sister for Christmas? He promptly answered...NO WAY! She will wreck all of my stuff! ha! Love it.
Last.....but certainly not least......JOLLY made his annual appearance!
Cheers to good behavior for the month of December! :)