Well... The kids are all nestled, snug in their beds, except for my daughter who is singing to herself in her bed (she's my night owl.) Not one of them questioned why we didn't have a traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner today. I'll admit, I didn't bring it up to them. Maybe they're young enough to not expect to have turkey on Thanksgiving. Even though we did have homemade pumpkin pie for dessert! It followed a lovely meal of veggie fajitas (a family favorite).
While my 3 year old took his afternoon nap, the "big" kids and I worked on some puzzles (as shown above). Then we made the aforementioned pumpkin pie. I'm sorry I don't have a finished pie picture to show you (not that it was that pretty). My digital camera's batteries were dead by the time we were ready to eat. I have a picture on my husband's phone, but I have no idea how to get it onto my computer to show you (I'm not computer savvy).
Here's my oldest son looking like a deer in the headlights. Seconds before taking this picture, he touched the whisk with his finger and asked me if he could lick his finger. I said he could, but then he would be done helping me. I'm proud that he remembers, "after we touch our face or lick our fingers, we have to wash our hands (when preparing food)." I tend to drill that into them each time they help me in the kitchen.
But our FAVORITE new tradition that we started this year was to make a Thanksgiving Tree! Here's our finished tree...
What's a Thanksgiving tree, you ask? Well... my good friend and neighbor, Jessica posted this craft on her blog a week or so ago, and I LOVED it. You can see instructions at two shades of pink.
Ours is very busy compared to hers. Jessica's is very beautiful and artistic, I admire it so. She's so creative!
Here's a close-up of some of the many things we're thankful for this Thanksgiving.
This craft was very simple and the best part was that we had everything on hand. It did take a while to cut the leaf shapes from the colored coffee filters, though. The kids loved doing it and during dinner we went around the table looking at the leaves and saying a different thing that we were thankful for until we ran out.
All in all, this was a Thanksgiving to remember. Thanks for sharing it with me.