The puppies had a treat on Thanksgiving because they got to eat turkey! Most of you know that Joe and I don't feed our dogs table scraps or people food-- but it was our first Thanksgiving that we've been in Tampa (technically Brandon, we were over at Joe's mother's house). They were deserving of a treat! :)
Ana B was dubbed the personal trainer of the dogs. This is them on a break from their intense workout.
Will ate most of all. So we put him on the swing set. Burn those calories. Swing those legs.
Will is a size large.
Medium Maddie ate too-- but not nearly as much!
Small Kate ate so much that she couldn't even crack a smile.
Extra-small Violet over-indulged at the feast that her belly barely allowed the swing to snap shut.
We were about to take off on Aladdin's Magic Carpet Ride. I was a little scared because Baby V had never been in a fast moving ride before. The first time we plunged down, she squealed with delight. This is an action shot of her as the carpet ride dropped down. Check out her hair in the wind.
After riding Pirates of the Carribean, Uncle Den posed for a picture with Violet in a sombrero.
Baby V's first picture in front of Cinderella's castle.
Uncle Den, Violet, and I in front of the castle... however, you can't see the castle.
Uncle Golf, Aunt Jen, and little Bryce were also along for the ride. Poor Dad had to work. Again.
Monkey Girl (aka Baby V) can now stand... She still needs to hold onto stuff to help her balance... But she's officially a standing machine! It's crazy how fast she's progressing... The next phase is walking.
Polyester outfit + duck feet + duck hat + FL heat = no problem for Baby V
The duck met a lady bug and decided to strike a pose for the camera. (You can see that the duck was starting to get drowsy. She eventually fell asleep in her duck costume and I had to pull off her duck hat to let her head air out.)
Florida Girl, aka Jen, and her husband Chris (we all went to high school together and then college) stopped by Orlando before their big move to London. I can't believe that they're leaving us stateside but there are many journeys to be conquered abroad... I'll just have to live vicariously through her blog. We're going to miss you guys! Come back and visit often, k?
Violet was striking her "DJ Violet" pose for the Kodak moment.
Aunt Jason, Uncle Phil, and Uncle Mark were also in Orlando (playing hooky from work might I add) to go to Halloween Horror Nights. Jen and Chris went too. I was too big of a wuss to go... So we had breakfast the next morning instead. Sadly Joe missed our high school reunion (Jason and Phillip were in our graduating class at Plant too!) because he was responsible and went to work.