Eleanor had the time of her life with her cousins. I felt like I didn't see her for days because she was off playing, which was so awesome for her and me. I came down with the worst cold of my life and pretty much just laid on the couch talking with family.
Here's just a small dose of their playing. I love the crayon in Eleanor's hand...
^^Eleanor's football stance.
^^The stars of the girls team
^^The epic take-down. This is not a football game for the faint of heart.
^^The wonder woman herself! She makes the best chocolate mousse pie around.
After dinner, there was a magical moment where all seven grandchildren sat on the couch and watched a show while the adults visited. It didn't last long but it was noteworthy for sure.
Friday morning most of the adults took the kids to a trampoline place while I curled up in bed for a nap. I could just not beat that darn cold. I saw these pictures after the fact though was glad that they had such a good time.
^^Eleanor's outfit!!! Ha! Aaron dressed her while I was napping so I didn't know she left the house like that. Our dear sweet peasant girl of a daughter :)
Friday night was Audrey's family's last night before heading back to Utah so we made sure to get the three El girlies in their Christmas dresses and take some pictures. These darling dresses were Christmas presents from my thoughtful Grandma Raty.
Saturday was spent mostly hanging around the house (my mind is kind of fuzzy on this day though) but that night Aaron and I put Eleanor to bed and then went out on our own for a walk around downtown Walnut Creek. I loved getting some good one on one time together while getting in the Christmas mood amidst all the downtown shopping. We stopped in for a starbucks hot chocolate, which hit the spot.
All in all, the week was a success. I was sick as a dog through most of it and it just made me extra grateful for good family all around.
I can't have this Thanksgiving post though without including this picture...
I love you family!