I love Thanksgiving day! I love being a family... together -- all day... just enjoying each other (or trying not to get on each others nerves)! Bethany joined us for our weekend and so she was involved in the madness as well!
Ethan is getting to the "old enough age" where he can play games with us. I bought Go Fish and he is "hooked"... we've probably played 100 games between yesterday and today... Super fun!
A while back my sister-in-law sent me a link for activities to do with little "engineers"(HERE). I love it when people give me great suggestions for things to do with my kids... because it seems like they're always in NEED of direction or else they find trouble and DIVE in! For the past few months I've been gathering newspaper to make a Geodesic dome (the tutorial is found HERE -- try it!)... and so we FINALLY gave it a go! It was easy and awesome!
Ethan and Eden pretended they were lions and the Geo-dome was their cage... I'm amazed how this structure is made out of only newspaper, some tape, and some staples! We made it a tent... and it worked for awhile until Eden decided to pile all the blankets in the house on it... and it collapsed! We were able to fix it and it is still standing... it was a perfect Thanksgiving activity to do with the family!
Before we dove into our Thanksgiving dinner we went for a walk at our walking park... it was chilly out, but the SUN was nice... it had snowed the night before ... and the branches were covered with snow... it was a winter wonderland!
|Seriously... don't ever get into a sword fight with Eden... she is intense!|
When we got home we enjoyed a TEXAS Thanksgiving meal... Bethany's parents sent us a Greenburg SMOKED turkey from Tyler, TX... AMAZING! (Thanks so much!) and Bethany made their family cornbread dressing... we also had apple pie and a pumpkin cheese cake... OH YEAH! It was a great feast... and great time to reflect on the goodness of God in our lives...
He has blessed us so much!
Happy Thanksgiving to each of you...