So Many Thanks on Thanksgiving

Our family had a really nice trip to Baltimore, Maryland, over the Thanksgiving holiday. It is tradition for Alan to always spend turkey day at his Gran Po & Gran Mo Eargle's. This was Wilhelm's first experience at the festivities, actually it was his second but he experienced it slightly differently last year in his momma's belly. The littlest Eargle of the bunch enjoyed the trip from the start. Here is Wilhelm helping Daddy move the suitcase to the door. When we arrived it was time to roll up our sleeves and get to work. First item of business was to help mix the enormous amount of dressing Gran Po made for the 19 family members and some neighbor friends. And yes your eyes are not tricking you, it requires one to mix with their hands in a LARGE Tupperware tote container.After a little inspecting Wilhelm made it a family affair and decided to jump in and help too!
The outcome is always a delicious one with the rest of the turkey dinner.
Thanksgiving day was lovely in Baltimore. The temperature was perfect for playing outside in the leaves. Here are some pictures we captured of Wilhelm. They really show how thankful we should be for the beauty of nature in the fall.
With so many family members around, we all had great conversation and were kept occupied. Wilhelm had a blast playing with his Nana on a car that was Alan's when he was young.
Our trip ended with celebrating Gran Po's 80th birthday, a few days early. He was surprised with a visit from some relatives from Tennessee and a dinner fit for a king. A grand man who deserves oh so much for his 80 great years, happy birthday Gran Po on November 28.
Alan, Wilhelm, and I were so thankful that we could make the trip and spend time with family. It was a short visit, but the quality of our time is what really mattered. It was a great Thanksgiving 2007.