Sunday, December 07, 2008

Holiday Festivities

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. I know I did. On the actual holiday Mom and I were sick, but we had fun anyway watching a few family-friendly movies we rented and got take-out Mexican. Yum! The next day we went to Nana and Papa's for a traditional turkey dinner that Mom, Nana and I had been working on throughout the week. In case you are wondering, I helped by stirring the pumpkin pie filling. Because we were sick on Thanksgiving, we ended up going on the Saturday after Thanksgiving to Yakima so I could still see my grandparents from Texas, my Aunt Carrie and Uncle Mike from Seattle and the Northcotts, my great-grandparents. Grandma and Grandpa Northcott are in the process of moving so we didn't stay long because we didn't want to be in the way. I did have a ton of fun playing with my family (especially Grandpa Dyk) and of course, Jill, the dog. So, now that Thanksgiving has come and gone I have been keeping myself busy by partaking in the many wonderful holiday festivities offered in our Portland metro area. For example, I attended not one, but two tree lightings! The first tree lighting was in Camas and I went with Nana and Uncle Bill while my parents were at a Christmas party. I also managed to meet up with Santa on that fine evening. The next day I went to the Washougal tree lighting and got to sit in a real firetruck! Apparently Santa arrived in it, but I missed that. I, however, did not miss the opportunity to check out that fire truck after he had gone to see all the boys and girls. I also got to try cotton candy for the first time. It has a strange texture I'm not so sure about yet, but I managed to try it anyway. The Camas Christmas Tree with Nana and Uncle Bill Washougal Christmas Tree After we saw the tree lighting in Washougal, we all headed over to see the Christmas boats. I really liked this event and am glad it is a tradition in our family. They even had a boat that was decorated as a fire truck, complete with sirens! On the way home, we sang Christmas carols and realized we don't know the words as well as we thought we did. I also helped Mom decorate the tree and have only broken two of her ornaments thus far. She keeps telling me they are supposed to stay on the tree, but I can't see them as well that way! Hope this finds you well and enjoying the wonders of the season. Love, Jonah

4 comments:

Susanne said...

Um, yeah. We have had way too many ornament casualties this year! Love all the pictures! Looks like you're keeping busy this holiday season!

We are the Zitzmans said...

Ahh sick on Thanksgiving? That stinks, but it sounds like you had a great time anyway...plus you got to extend the holiday. All the Christmas stuff looks so fun. We have never been to a Christmas tree lighting. Have a great holiday!

Greg, Karin, Kylee, Sarah and Emma! said...

I love the pic of Jonah stirring the pie filling....too cute! Little helper! I hope you guys have a great holiday season!

Jocelyn said...

We are having similar issues with the ornaments at our house. But, it is so much fun to see what they take an interest in. Hope you guys have an awesome holiday and I will cross my fingers that you don't get sick on Christmas.