Finn Tu and I went for a visit to the park yesterday. Finn loved the colors of the leaves on the tree. Finn loves Fall. He cannot wait for Christmas.
Darla had her first overnight without her mom. Erin took Halsey, Darla and Ford on Amtrak to San Diego. Aunt Bridget took them to Nordstrom’s and bought them an early Christmas gift.
It’s Thanksgiving week, so that means lots of the family is down visiting beautiful San Diego. As the family grows larger – now 26 grandkids – the holidays just get more fun and exciting. You can check out all the photos from this year’s Thanksgiving here – Thanksgiving 2016 Gallery.
This year was a 2 part extravaganza at the Yacht Club followed by a trip to the tidepools. Patrick had big plans for a massive hike to the tide pools to build up an appetite but several things inhibited his grand plans. 1) we had already eaten, 2) most of the girls had high heels on and 3) no one really wanted to hike.
So Patrick’s big hike was reduced to a 50-foot walk out of the parking lot to get a view of the cliffs. It was a great and fun Thanksgiving as always.
Pete and Patrick were talking about the old Sylvester Stallone scene in Rocky 3 when he is training with Apollo Creed and they sprint race each other on the beach. It’s a classic scene from maybe one of the best Rocky Movies.
Patrick challenged Pete to a sprint race. But Pete was reluctant, saying that he had not run in many years. But everyone started chanting and yelling for them to have the race.
After what seemed an eternity. Pete and Patrick lined up for a 20-yard race (if that). They sat at the starting line for a few minutes and finally Irish called the start, “Ready, Set, Go”
And they were off. The race was neck to neck the whole way. Patrick started pulling ahead and Pete launched his afterburner and caught up. Which turned out to be a mistake he realized as he heard is hamstring pop.
That was it. The race was over. It was a tie. But Pete’s Hammy sure hurts today.
Guess who was in the neighborhood and stopped by? Chloe! Finn was happy to meet her finally and she made him smile. Thanksgiving is a great time since all the family gets together and he gets to see all the people that he has not met yet. Happy Thanksgiving everybody!
Finn got dressed up today in a nice little bow tie, white shirt and newspaper boy hat. He went to his first birthday party and he was a star. He likes to go to parties and be the stand-out and he certainly was cute today.