McKinlee made a shoe box float for the first grade Thanksgiving Parade and feast. These aren’t the greatest pictures because she was moving. She made her bonnet and pilgrim top in class.
She got some Shrinky Dinks for her birthday and decided she wanted to put them on her float. I’m not fond of school projects because we always forget about them until the night before they need to be turned in. She put a couple of little stuffed animals on the float too. There were some pretty fancy floats! McKinlee’s was not one of them but she did the majority of it herself which is the important part.
It was our year to spend Thanksgiving with my family. We started renting a cabin a couple years ago and it is so nice to be able to have everyone together. This year the cabin was in Featherville, Idaho. It was about the same distance for everyone, and since Trevor and Brandi and their boys were moving to Minnisota right after Thanksgiving we figured that would make it a little easier for them. There wasn’t any snow but it was fun riding the four-wheelers and the kids liked going outside and exploring a little bit. It was still pretty cold but they didn’t have to wear all their snow gear every time they wanted to go outside. These pictures are from the rental website. It is right on the Boise River and would be lots of fun in the summer time too. It needed a few extra couches for seating but other than that was awesome!
The kids had tons of fun! Clint and Brandi did lots of Black Friday shopping online and got some really good deals. We ate lots of yummy food and had lots of left overs. Clint beat everyone at Foosball. Everyone else lost to him at least once. The cousins did their Christmas gift exchange the morning we were leaving so they could see the person they had open their gift. We enjoyed spending time with everyone and look forward to doing it again in two years.