We were lucky enough to have a week off for Thanksgiving
so we went to grandma's house again in November.
Little baby in a big bed
Half way to Grandma's house
Papa Ed took us to the Science Museum again, we had a blast!
Sophie and Daddy walking in.
She's such a confident walker, she struts a lot.
Sophie looking at the lego village
Racing down the huge ramp
Big telescope in the foyer
Sophie's favorite view
There was a wheelchair racing game, Ethan was pretty fast.
Samuel testing his flexibility
The little ones get a whole queen mattress all to themselves when they are at grandma's.
They love it. No matter how much Ethan pushes her away,
Sophie always ends up cuddling with him.
Thanksgiving dinner on grandma's beautiful china dishes
Lots of pie too!
Resting after our big meal.
We love uncle Nathan!!
Hubby taking a much-deserved nap.
Sophie napping too
Board games are a huge tradition in the Johnson home and we love it.
This was the first year that we started integrating Ethan into strategic play.
He didn't really understand but he's a Johnson and he loved it.
His grandpa and uncles were also VERY patient with him
and very good sports about explaining everything.
Daniel and I double-dated with Nathan and his new girlfriend Krystal.
She's awesome! We got some sushi and saw a movie.
I hope we continue this Thanksgiving tradition of going on a hike the day after the big meal.
Papa Ed, Uncle Nathan and Samuel decided to do the harder hike up Tom's Thumb,
while Daniel, the kids, Marcia, Nathan, Andrew and I took the easier trail.
Maybe next year we'll all go up to the thumb!
Grandma taking a break with us.
Uncle Andrew had a great time going up and down the hills!
On the trail
Great rock formations!
We finished sooner than the boys and this is what I saw coming down the trail
What a stud. :)
Uncle Paul and Papa Ed close behind
'Now show me how you really feel'
Dominoes with Uncle Paul
Uncle Paul also taught Ethan
Rock, Paper, Scissors!
Before we left we got to visit Grandma Marjie and she taught Ethan how to play checkers.
On our way home to Texas, Papa Ed took us to Tombstone!
We saw a lot of fun stuff
We got to meet some great characters
We watched a diorama show about Tombstone
Getting ready to watch the "Shoot Out at the O.K. Corral"
We were on the first row
Sophie trying to figure out what's going on
The drama escalates
The final shootout
We finally found a horse to ride
Can't go to Tombstone without riding a horse
We saw a real blacksmith too
Sophie got to start driving a carriage too.
Thanks so much Papa Ed, it was such a fun trip!!