Nathon holding LM
My great nephew Rolen holding my son.
Every time this photo is taken, I will revel in it.
Nathon, Grandpa and LM
Once again greeting Veda
Fun with Aunt Sherri
Right before the Blessing
Nonna and the boy.
The food was DELICIOUS. But, all the boy wanted to eat was his roll and some pretzels. In fact, he learned where the pretzels were stashed and would walk into the kitchen and demand some of any adult standing near the container. Somehow, he communicated this wish quite clearly, because he would always end up with his pretzels!
Brother Bob and SIL Sherri
LM loved the door.
Ryon was on watch at this moment.
Eventually we let him go outside and play a while.
The football brigade - Uncle Jim, Robin's husband Mike and cousin Ali
Debi was the first one coaxed into taking the boy outdoors.
I wish this wasn't blurry!
Gibson (and SIL Terri) was also there - he was getting a little tired in this photo.
Boys, boys EVERYWHERE
And LM thought he was just as big as the big boys. He climbed up and down that "hill" twice, and the second time he "scooted" back down on his bottom. The first time, cousin Deacon carried him down.
Gibson and his older cousin Amber
Of all of his Indiana first cousins, I think he has the most chance of somehow resembling this one, Deacon. He has a second cousin, Caleb, who he also favors...but, sister, that's about as good as it gets. This boy resembles those Dallas relatives. No doubt!
OK, LM makes that face. So, perhaps there is SOME resemblance...not much.
Oh, these boys had such a good time on that hill!
Gibson and his Daddy
What a bunch!
Marlene's husband Stephen is actually very good at making sure an accounting of who attended is done via photos. He had a photo slide show running from previous Thanksgivings. It's nice to see from year to year how the families grow and change. It's very good of him to take the time to do this. I just glommed on for a few...
Here is that cutie Caleb - in some photos, I see resemblance between LM and him.
Love this one!
Nathon was NOT going to smile.
My nineteen year old nephew Austin also showed up to the shin-dig, with his lady friend. Amazing! It was the first time I had seen him in a while! But, he had left by the time this photo was taken. He's a busy guy.
Saying "Hello!" to Aunt Dot.
After a while, LM got tired too.
Then at the end he had some GREAT fun with sweet Gabe
First, a cute story - Cheryl asked Gabe if LM went into the kitchen from the living room. Gabe said, "You mean the little guy?" while gesturing about a child about half his height. Cheryl said, "Yes!" Gabe said, "Yeah, he went that way." "That way" was the kitchen, where he and LM had the MOST fun playing in the leftover ice from the drink cooler. They laughed and laughed and laughed. It was so cute.
Don't worry - we were watching!
Irene's kids - Uncle Jim, Uncle Kenny, Aunt Marlene, Dad, Aunt Dorene
It was a great gathering - good food, good company, wonderful people. I hope we can hit this one again before too long goes by. Thanks for letting us crash the party!
See you soon.