|Little Pilgrim Girl Clara|
I don't think I've ever had a more enjoyable Thanksgiving Day than I had this year!
Chris, Kelsey and the kids spent the week camping at Dinosaur Valley State Park, and Dan and I drove up there on Thursday morning to meet them and enjoy an outdoor Thanksgiving meal, just like the Pilgrims! Dinosaur Valley State Park is just outside of Glen Rose, Texas, only a couple of hours from our home. They say that this region has some of the best preserved dinosaur tracks in the world.
|Fall colors set the scene for our Thanksgiving dinner|
|Chris and Kelsey's camp trailer|
|Baking sweet potatoes|
Later in the afternoon - after Robert's nap - we celebrated his third birthday. Kelsey baked and decorated some cute cupcakes and organized a little scavenger hunt for Robert, designed to lead him to his big present from Daddy and Mommy - a kid-sized drivable Jeep! It was a big hit, and he spent much of the afternoon learning to maneuver the Jeep around the trees at the campground.
|Dinosaurs (what else?) were the birthday theme|
|Big sis, Clara, read the scavenger hunt clues to Robert|
|The Jeep was hiding behind Grandpa and Grandma's car|
|Robert wasted no time before hopping into the Jeep and taking off|
|There's room for two in the Jeep|
|Oh oh! Clara was swallowed by a dinosaur!|
|The beast was hungry enough for a second serving :-)|
|Watch out everyone! There is a mama dinosaur behind you.|
|Two ferocious kidosaurs|
|Kelsey and the kids|
|Digging for fossils. Each child gets to keep three of the fossils they uncover.|
|My two sweeties!|