A Journey with Love and Laughter

Read about our family as we journey through life as a family, with siblings, school and spina bifida, and lots of fun and laughter along the way!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Thanksgiving Day!

 Happy Turkey Day! Actually we should change it to Happy Pumpkin Day!
In Canada we celebrate Thanksgiving on the 2nd monday of October. Just in time to dress in fall colours and enjoy the brightly coloured leaves before all the trees are bare for 6 months! The perfect weekend to sit and reflect about how great life is and how thankful we are for the little things.

We started some new traditions this weekend. Pumpkin patch, wagon rides and petting farm! The original rule is supposed to be that you can't get a pumpkin that you can't carry - but I think we can make an exception for the next couple of years. Kyle got a little overzelous - I think the rule this year was that the pumpkins had to be smaller than the kids. I don't think we were off by very much!

Katheryn really enjoyed carrying around her pumpkin. I think she would have slept with it if we let her!
Katheryn didn't go out to the pumpkin patch - who wants to look for pumpkins when there are rides and things to bounce on. anyways playing in the dirt is for boys!
So off I went on the wagon ride with the Ridding boys - papa, daddy and baby Nick! I have no problem playing in dirt - or more realistically - putting Nickolas in the dirt so I can get all kinds of pumpkin pictures.

On a weekend that we celebrate what we are thankful for. This picture says it all.

 Beleive it or not, they were happy

So we celebrated family, fall and fun we also tried to get some photos. Mommy was very optomistic when buying the special Thanksgiving outfits. Kiddies had their own ideas. We tried to get pictures of all the Ridding children - including Madison (she had the same outfit as Katheryn only in pink).
So picture this with another child crying beside Nickolas - who is just a little faster climbing down than the other two.

And it is the spontaneous pictures that turn out the best anyways...

Stay tuned for Nick's first turkey dinner (not pureed)


  1. LOL!! I think perfect group pictures of kids are a fantasy. There is something to be said about the insanity of the shots you do get though. Rich with personality! ;) Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. So cute! Those crying pics will be the ones we look back and giggle at for years to come. :) I can't wait to see some turkey dinner pics! lol. Happy Thanksgiving Canada!