Thursday, December 1, 2011

Thanksgiving Day 2011

We had one of the best Thanksgivings today!  We started out the day watching some of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade.
 Then we headed to Dave and Buster's.  They hosted a Thanksgiving dinner for Make a Wish Families.  When I received the invitation from Make a Wish I accepted it because we had no other plans, but I didn't really know what to expect.  It was AMAZING!  When we arrived they gave us five loaded game cards and showed us to the games.
I didn't realize Dave and Buster's had so many games for the kids.  I thought it was more of an adult place.  The girls loved winning all the tickets! 

 The staff was wonderful!  They would come by to make sure we had everything we needed.  The manager came up at one point to see if we still had credits on our game cards.  I told him we were okay, but he handed me five more cards, "Just in case." 
 We had a very tasty lunch and headed back for more games.  Devon and Story discovered this one.  You picked the "ride" (a roller coaster, a jet...) you wanted then the chairs moved and vibrated while a fan was blowing in your face.
 The girls loved it.

We all had a turn.

When we were done with the games we headed to cash in our tickets and 'buy' some goodies:-)  Cadence got a Smurfette doll and Lyric got a stuffed unicorn and a lava lamp.  Story had 1,100 tickets and she saw a Tianna lamp that she loved.  Devon asked the manager how many tickets it was.  He said it was 2,100 and asked how many she had.  When she told him he said, "Well today, we are making deals and you can have the lamp."  She was so excited!
One happy little girl!
We saw the Smurfs at the dollar theater yesterday, so Cadence was very excited to get Smurfette!
They let Smurfette and Tianna meet each other:-)
After Dave and Busters we headed home to change and go hiking.
My handsome husband was being silly on the drive.

I could not believe all three girls were in a picture taking mood.  That never happens!

We put the camera on a post and took this family picture.
Daddy and the girls tried out the rockers on the porch of the nature center.
Miss Lyric led the way on our hike.
Story Bell didn't lead the way, but she had the map to ensure we were staying on track.

This is a really bad picture, but I LOVE it!  We put the camera on a log to get this one.

At the end of the hike we stopped for a snack, Chex Mix with M&M's--yum!
Cadence was pretending to get vicious with her stick-scary!

We ended the night watching Horton Hears a Who.  It was an awesome day!

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