Monday, December 01, 2008

Our Thanksgiving, High school musical Wii, 2 months old

This year Andrew and I planned on going to Tulsa to see Grandma and Grandad.

WELL, my mom had a great idea. She wanted to SURPRISE Annaliese. (Annaliese loves surprises) Annaliese and her boyfriend Bret were having an early Thanksgiving at my Aunt's house in Memphis along with Oma, Opa and Aunt Robin.

So, my mom came up with a plan. She would drive to Memphis, then to OKC, then help me and the kids get to Memphis the day before Annaliese and Bret were to arrive. Then she would help me and the kids get to Tulsa, to meet Andrew. (she would then have to drive to Mt. Home all by herself, very late at night) She could have been paid by the mile and made lots of $$$$$.

The kids had to miss Monday and Tuesday of school, but they didn't mind since they were going to get to hide and yell, "Surprise."

Well, if you know my mom, she is not the best at keeping secrets. She's just not good at being sneaky!

So, after accidently talking about where everyone was sleeping, including Gibson and Haven, Annaliese was suspicious. Mom tried to cover herself by saying that is how we would sleep NEXT time.

Most of the kids were asleep when they arrived and they didn't get to yell surprise, but we had a wonderful time.

My mom was able to trick Annaliese into bringing her Christmas gifts for the kids.

Ignore my rambling on this video.

Here's a Thanksgiving song from Haven. (she's wearing her Bethany Broncos shirt)

Turkey, Turkey where are you?

I'm a pilgrim looking for you,

Thanksgiving day is coming soon,

Thanksgiving feast we'll have at noon,

Turkey, Turkey where are you?

I'm a pilgrim looking for you

The kids were thrilled they got to open up Aunt Annaliese's Christmas presents early.

Beau got some cute outfits, Elam got a few cars and some FLOAM, Haven got a Highschool Musical Cheerleader outfit, and Gibson got a Highschool musical Wii game.

Here's some video of them playing the Wii game. It is so much fun to watch them play.

And, Beau turned 2 months old on the 3rd.


Papa Lyndel said...

I love all the videos! Such beautiful children. and Thanksgiving looked yummy with a pretty table.

Arkansas's Swiss Family Imholz said...

I want to do it again! That was a fun time at Thanksgiving and worth the driving!

Daniel and Christy Davis said...

Looks like fun!

Haven: We wish we could come to your birthday party too! We miss you and your brother so very much! We will send your Christmas presents with Grani and Papa when they come to Oklahoma...we will not be able to come...we have no vacation days (I'm sure you have no understanding of that, but that is okay)!

We love you!
Hannah, Aunt Christy, Uncle Daniel and Benjamin!

Daniel and Christy Davis said...

Okay, I was not leaving out two children. I meant to say we miss you and your brotherS.

So I'll just say....Gibson, Elam, and Beau, we miss you too! We love you!