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Gabby's First (and Second) Thanksgiving Meal

Gabby celebrated her first Thanksgiving in Dallas with Grandma and Grandpa McIlroy, Aunt Sharon (with Brody in her tummy), Uncle Lee, Emma, G.G. McIlroy, and of course Mommy and Daddy.  The entire week we were in Dallas we were busy with days filled with fun! Gabby's first Thanksgiving (on Thursday, actual Thanksgiving) was an intimate gathering.  She enjoyed her first tastes of turkey, cranberry sauce, and corn.  She seemed to like all of the different flavors and loved the company. 

The next day we we had our SECOND first Thanksgiving!  We went to Great Aunt Donna and Great Uncle Kenneth's house and celebrated a late Thanksgiving.  Thanksgiving (for Gabby at least) started off rough.  A lot of family members she was not familiar with were there and Mommy and Daddy left only a moment after arriving Mommy and Daddy left for the park to play football.  Apparently Miss Gabby Girl cried the entire 45 minutes we were gone! Poor Grandma, Grandpa, and everyone else who had to endure her tired, sad crying!  But once we arrived back from the park, with a few injuries from a wholesome game of tag football (Nelda's swollen knee and Daddy's fractured ribs) all was well again.  Everyone got to meet the cheerful, adorable, sugar filled Gabby we are used to seeing.  Dinner was wonderful and Gabby had her first very small test of the famous turkey cookies!! 

The next day we were finished celebrating Thanksgiving, and began preparing for Christmas. Emma helped Gabby with her first visit to Santa Clause and both girls were very brave, although one of them wailed with tears running down her cheek the entire time she was sitting on Santa's lap.  After, a visit to the man from the North Pole, we returned to Grandma and Grandpa's for a surprise birthday party.  Emma informed Mommy and Daddy after the party that she was glad Uncle Michael and Aunt Amber "got her gift right this year!"  Gabrielle attended her first successfully surprising surprise party. 

All and all Gabby had a spectacular first Thanksgiving and family week!


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