For Thanksgiving this year we decided to travel to Omaha to visit Kelly's family. We had originally told them we weren't going to be able to make it because of the cost of airfare, but then we decided that we really didn't want to spend Marcus's first birthday alone, so we decided to make our trip a surprise. The only person who knew about it was Kelly's sister Dawn. She picked us up from the airport and drove us to the house. When we got there we plopped Marcus down in front of the door, rang the doorbell, and then stood off to the side. It was so fun to see everyone so surprised! We had a great weekend getting to spend some quality time with them and also having the opportunity to celebrate Marcus with them.
This is the same high chair my parents used when I was a baby. They have kept it all these years and it is so fun to see Marcus be able to use it!
Marcus really loved getting to play with his uncles.
Christian teaching Marcus how to play with the cat...which is a lot smaller then our dog!
The weather on Thanksgiving day was more typical for South Carolina then Nebraska so we took advantage of it. Marcus loved crawling around in the grass and playing with the leaves...2 things we don't really have.
Eating his turkey!
One morning before everyone else was up Marcus explored our kitchen. He loved rolling and throwing the spices all over the place and then crawling to catch up to them.
His new favorite thing now is climbing and sitting in a special place, not just the floor. Some examples of this would be cabinets, the dryer, and my Mom's table.
He loves to push things around as he is walking. He is so strong he pushed this chair all over the carpet.
Family photo time-where we all act like we aren't crazy.
Cory loves this picture because he isn't the tallest one so the top of his head won't get cut out!
We are so thankful for all that the Lord has provided us with this year, but we are especially thankful that Marcus is a part of our family this Thanksgiving and that we got to spend it with an awesome family!