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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Thanksgiving Weekend

I know the weekend is not quite over but here's a rundown of the past few days. Melissa invited us over to her family's house for Thanksgiving dinner. They live out in the Woodlands so we got a small tour outside of Houston proper. I completely forgot to take any photos of the food or of the entire group gathered to eat or even of Melissa! Suffice to say that the food and company were so good that all was momentarily forgotten. I did manage to snap a few random photos but most were of their dog, Annie, being hounded by Lucy whose quest for canine affection continues unabated.
 
Melissa's sister, Meredith, trying to protect Annie from the vice grip of Lucy.
 Poor dog.
 
 Kate finally decided to see what all the fuss was about. She was pretty unimpressed.
Friday night we got tickets for the Zoo Lights. We got there around 6:30pm and spent a little over an hour walking through the lighted maze they had set up. Most of the areas were off-limits (I'm assuming so the animals could sleep) but the lights were pretty and the girls loved being out at night.
 
Another stinky part of the zoo....
Finally a picture with all of us!
 
 
 
 They had a lot of fake animals to make up for the real, sleeping animals! This wasn't at all confusing to the girls who kept asking why they weren't moving...
 Very intent on playing the drums.
This was pretty cool--they lit up the rocks in the chimpanzee area.
 Yes, my shoulders hurt after this adventure...I knew you were thinking that. Thank goodness for the oncology massage I had scheduled!

 
It was difficult to see this sleeping lion as the area inside was dark but with a little photo manipulation I was able to light it enough to see that he was sleeping on his back with his legs in the air.
Saturday morning we went out for brunch courtesy of Papa and Meme who sent us a gift card for Canopy. We got there a bit early to avoid the hard-core (i.e. non-kid) brunch crowd. In fact, we were the only people with children in tow. Fortunately, our girls are quite used to eating out so were well-mannered throughout the hour + we were there.

Lucy, more-so than Kate, really gets involved with coloring.
My breakfast consisted of a bloody mary (hey, I'm almost through with radiation and it does have veggies as its base...), crabcakes and fried green tomatoes.
 
My breakfast also came with eggs and since I don't eat eggs it worked out well for the girls. We just supplemented their eggs with a yogurt/granola/fruit parfait and they were quite happy as you can tell by the almost empty plates.
We got some chocolate croissants to go...
Thanks Dad and Gloria for the brunch...good choice for a restaurant!

Although we have long passed Halloween, our girls are still recounting the events of that night and finding new uses for the grocery bags we are amassing.

BOO!

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

So happy to hear you had a good Thanksgiving weekend. The zoo with its lights looks like it was a lot of fun and yes, I was going to ask about your shoulders!!!! Not sure I could do that pre-radiaation treatments! All the best for the next two weeks. You're homeward bound really soon now!

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