Thursday, December 3, 2009

Thanksgiving in the TriCities

For the "Día de la Acción de Gracias" we finally went up to the Tighe Family West celebration at Kathleen and Jeff's in Kennewick, WA. We've been jealously viewing fotos of this event every year from NC, and this year we were super excited to participate. It met all expectations, and was great to see everyone. Dommy got to play with all of his cousins, while Mom and Dad basically ate their way from one end of the house to the other. It was Jeff and Kats (with Nick and Madison), Colleen and Ed (with Annie, Hunter, and Erin), Tom and Carol (with Casey, Brady, and Tom-Tom), and Dave and Jenny. What a great group!
We donned the traditional felt Pilgrim outfits (except for Ed, who just brought his hatchet for scalping) and the kids sang some great Thanksgiving songs before dinner (see video below). Instead of a Pilgrim outfit, Dommy wore his new Thanksgiving bib from Grandma Tighe.
On Saturday we then did the traditional Thanksgiving rocket launch in a field near the Powers' house. It was a little chilly and we lost one rocket, but we got some exercise combing the sagebrush before the Antanavages had to return home. Dommy was really taken with his cousins from Tacoma, even Uncle Ed below who just barely beat him in a staredown.

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