It was just me and Rick for Turkey Day itself (although we opted for roasted chicken, honey/ginger carrots, potatoes, cranberries and dressing!)
On Friday the kids arrived -- Kevin and Molly with the boys and Greg. It was the first time all of us had been together in ages! After they had lunch at Rick's they came down and immediately the festivities began!
Ask a kid where he wants to hang an ornament and chances are he'll say "at the top!" This was my new $65 used tree and boy, it's a winner! Not quite enough
spaces for "danglers" but overall excellent and easy to put up!
There was time for family pictures...
Carson took this one...
...and Cam took this!
...and good to have the brothers together again!
After dinner, Kevin and Molly headed home, Rick, Greg and the boys went down to Rick's and I cleaned up and crashed! The next day it was the science museum. Turning these guys loose in the water room was great fun.
We were glad they had dryers because they did get a tad wet!
Twirling this big water wheel shot a stream of water high in the air...
Which this one found impressive!You could learn whatever you needed to know about radioactive isotopes on this wall and in these displays. I didn't really care that much about the science but the kids loved the moving parts.
So did the big kids!
You could step into a giant eyeball...
Or into a big mouth!
That night it was movie time -- "Peter Pan" and the start of "Mary Poppins" before little heads dropped off to sleep. But they were wide awake to get their pancake making lesson from Grandpa! They were both good kitchen helpers -- and gobbled every bite. (Is food always better when you help make it?)
After finishing "Mary Poppins" and a game or two, it was time to head down to my house for craft time where we made matchbox ornaments. The four-year-old needed a little more supervision but Carson is five and he was all over this! He made three in about an hour!
And this one is hanging on my tree! (I'll post a quick how-to in a few days on this simple project.)
It was time to say goodbye as Rick bundled them off and took them back to Detroit. But not before a big hug and a photo!
And then, a long rest!