Just a quick jaunt over the mountains and back for the holiday this year. Sadly, there were lots of sniffling noses and later some more serious viral illnesses. But we made the most of it anyway.
Got stuck on Vail pass for about 10 minutes.
But we made it! (I drove Sam and Ben drove Jack. The boys were very good on both trips over and back.)
We snuck out for a fancy dinner Wednesday sans kids. I love doing that!
Jack snuggled up in elf jammies and a new dinosaur. Sam discovered the fluffiest, most patient cat in the world.
Thursday morning, getting dinner done!
While the gentleman wage war.
Carving the bird
and rooting for scraps.
Jack graduated this year to rolls and jelly and a touch of turkey. A big improvement over last year's pizza Thanksgiving dinner. Do you see those deviled eggs? I ate about a third of them over the week. Mmmm.
A trip to the "movie few-ter" with all the accoutrements to see Big Hero 6.
Then a demonstration of his ninja moves in the parking lot.
Mustaches with Grandpa
Again, the world's most patient cat.
I was surprised how much Jack watched and enjoyed the Pirates of Penzance. Here is he standing on a footstool, fighting along with his sword.
Time to drive home, with the obligatory stop in Vail at Mickel Donnulls.