Monday, November 30, 2009

Thanksgiving in Chi-ca-go!

The cousins: Zach, Adam, Evan & Jake

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving in Chicago! Adam *loved* being with his cousins as well as Aunt Samantha & Uncle Jeff. Bobbe & Zaide also flew in from B'ham which made the holiday extra special. It was such a treat being with "the whole gang" again. Steven also met a 2nd cousin of his, Lauri, for the first time. She was also born in South Africa but has lived in Israel her entire life. She is in Chicago, studying for her MBA. Her husband and 18 month old, Yonaton, joined us for Thanksgiving. It was great to meet one of Adam's (3rd) cousins! =)

Samantha is a *fabulous* cook and the Thanksgiving dinner was heavenly... especially the turkey, challah stuffing, sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie. Yum! Of course, the night ended with lots of football -- the adults watching and the kids playing!!!

It was a lovely dinner and we all felt *so* blessed (and...thankful)!

Adam was so excited to play with Zaide again!

Bobbe, Zach and Adam

Aunt Samantha, Evan, Zach and Adam


The kids table

Adam's "new" 3rd cousin, Yonaton

Playing the piano

Lots of football was played... hmm, looks like we're going to need to replace that Bears helmet for a Redskins one...

Busting a move in his T'giving outfit!


Dreaming of the delicious sweet potatoes and cornbread muffins in his toddler air mattress! For the most part, he slept pretty well on it.

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! More pics from our Chicago trip tomorrow! Oh, and if anyone knows how to prevent "red eye" when taking photos, let me know! Adam really does have hazel eyes, if you can believe it!


McTriplet Mommy said...

Looks like so much fun! Love the "kids table". :)

Glad you had fun in Chi-town - I had two other friends in Chicago for Thanksgiving, too, how funny!

Take care,

Nita said...

Looks like everyone had a great time! As far as the red eye - I always fix that after the fact in Picasa. It is super easy to use for photo editing and it is free.

E, SS and the Little Man said...

Looks like lots of fun. That's great that Adam enjoyed his Thanksgiving dinner. Teo ate some rolls. :(

Do you bring up your photos in Microsoft Office Picture Manager when you put them on the computer? (I don't know if you have a PC or a Mac) If so, you can click on the top toolbar on "Edit pictures" then click "red eye removal" and position the bullseye over his eyes, click, and it will get rid of it.