Gabe's birthday was on Thanksgiving Day this year. We took the RV down to Georgetown to spend Thanksgiving at my sister's house. Gabe woke up on Thanksgiving morning with presents on his mind.
Gabe asked for a mandolin this year. He was certain that the big box had that special gift inside.
Instead he found a rock and some smaller boxes....
He was really trying to be a good sport, but was not very good at hiding his disappointment. After several excruciating minutes, Byron finally pulled one final box out from its hiding spot.
Gabe was so excited - and started playing it right away!! Within minutes of getting the beautiful instrument tuned, he began to play "Somewhere Over the Rainbow". He's kind of an amazing kid.
We left the RV around 10:00 to find that Aunt Rachel had a surprise party ready for Gabe upstairs!
She had some experiments for the kids to perform and had decorated the upstairs like a mad science lab!
Gabe loved it!!
We had a delicious Thanksgiving dinner. (Many thanks to Galina Stepanov for these following two pictures).
After dinner we sang to the birthday boy!
It was a special birthday full of special people!