December 11, 2008

Thanksgiving on the Coast

We had such a great Thanksgiving! We made our usual trek down to the coast with a stop in Yazoo City and Madison to break up the trip. Ali Grace met her Uncle Michael, four great-grandparents, and quite a few great aunts and uncles and cousins. Everybody ooh and aahed over her and held her. And Jack had a BLAST! He didn't look twice at Brian and I the whole time because he had so many other people to play with. It was so much fun and so great to see everybody! I am truly thankful for our HUGE family and that we are all so loved by so many people!

Grandmamma and Jack were checking out the sale papers together. She is so sweet with him. They are too cute together!

She loved holding and talking to Ali Grace! Two girls pretty in pink.

My Grandma came to eat Thanksgiving dinner with my Dad's side of the family and she got some good cuddle time with Ali Grace. She is an expert with babies! She has 8 kids, about 18 grandkids, and Ali Grace is her 23rd great-grandchild I think.
Yeah, I have a huge family, and that's just my Mom's side--there's still my dad's, and Brian's whole family! LOTS OF LOVE!!!
My sister, Elizabeth, and Ali Grace. Elizabeth is a great aunt, and she's going to be a great mom--one day--she's got the mama hold down.

My brother Michael met Ali Grace for the first time Thanksgiving Day. He's such a sweet uncle! He ended up leaving way later than planned cause he had to wait for Jack to wake up and play with him for a little longer! :)

Here's our little man on a mission. He, my dad, and my PawPaw went picking pecans. So cute!

3 generations of Bodin men. These elder Bodins were wrapped around Jack's little finger.

Two rascals. There's no telling what "nuggets of wisdom" my PawPaw is imparting to Jack. I've got to watch him! :)

My cousins Katie and Emily were Jack's favorites! We stayed at their house and he dragged them around all weekend. They are the sweetest, most down-to-earth teenagers I've ever met! They love having us all come over, and don't seem to mind us taking over their rooms and being full time playmates for Jack.
We also went to see Brian's Pap-Paw. He laughed at Jack and held Ali Grace so carefully. He is such a big strong man, and watching him hold little tiny Ali was great!
I love watching all of our grandparents with our kids. We are so blessed that we have them in our lives!

1 comment:

Elizabeth Bodin said...

I love the new pics!! Can't wait to see ya'll on FRIDAY!!!!