Memorial Day in Eau Claire means a parade. Papa Swany (who was drafted during the Viet Nam War and served in Oklahoma joined us). The last picture is of cousin Carter who actually walked in the parade handing out Express Baseball schedules. Mom and Emma were in the cities getting Uncle Joe from the airport.
Cousin Avery turned 11 on St. Patrick’s Day. The birthday party was a few days later, but we were there to celebrate with all of the relatives.
For present opening, the younger girls in the family just looked on. The probably all wished that it was their birthday too.
One of the highlights for Avery was her own computer. I would have been just as pumped.
A Coldstone Ice Cream cake was the dessert of choice. Avery would make a good Rudolf.
Kenny caused a lot of trouble so we did keep him locked up in the sunroom for most of the night. Just kidding. He did like it out there though. Here he is doing a little piggy impersonation.
After being freed from his lock up Kenny did a little relaxing on his Papa Swany’s lap.
And a little nose picking also.
As is tradition, Thanksgiving was celebrated at the Maloney’s. All of Dana’s side of the family was there, minus Uncle Ryan who had to work part of the day so he came after the meal. A family friend Anona was also present. Though this was Kenny’s 2nd Thanksgiving, this was the first year he actually got to eat the food directly.