Dear Little Tourist,
You won't be a "little" tourist much longer, you are getting so big. 17.5 lbs and 27 1/2" long. You've gained 9lbs and 6 1/4 inches since you were born six months ago. What a girl!
A month from today is Christmas, and I can't wait to share it with you. I know you will like all the colors and lights. And with your fondness for paper, you will probably pay more attention to the wrapping paper than the presents. We will be in Michigan for Christmas. I'm looking forward to sharing it with you and my family.
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. We will be driving to Arlington Heights to have turkey dinner with Daddy's family. We will go to Grandma and Grandpa P's first and visit with them and Aunt Jan and Mike, and then drive to Sheryl's house where we will see Great Grandmother Woody, Debbie and Art and Artie and Paul, and Sherrie's husband Bob, and their kids Robin and Mark. Mike is your cousin, and Artie, Paul, Robin, and Mark are your Dad's cousins. They haven't seen you since you were three weeks old, so they will probably be surprised at how much you've grown.
We will stay overnight in Palentine, and then on Friday we will visit Great Grandma P. She has never met you before, and I think she is eager to see you. You can never tell with her. She's a funny, tough old bird and you never know where you stand with her. Buy you have a way of charming everyone you meet so she can't help but love you.
Tonight we three are going to get our pictures taken at Sears, to give as gifts for Christmas. I hope you'll smile.
Well angel, since you are taking a nap, Mom is going to rest, too.
Love you so much