We hosted Thanksgiving dinner (actually, the church basement did the hosting – one of the "many" "perks" of manse living) for Shelley's side of the family.
Kai was enamoured with his youngest cousin, 4 weeks old. He was continually looking for the baby, walking over, stroking his head, laughing and babbling to him. This prompted the obligatory jibes about having another baby in our family. T'hese were immediately rebuffed.
There was a Christmas exchange of gifts for the kids, given that Shelley's folks will be in Florida during the traditional yule time. Rei received a lot of new Dora items; Kai's fleet of cars and heavy machinery increased. Watching the Yankees lose was also a nice gift.