Thanksgiving 2011

The two weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, we did several Thanksgiving activities in Julianne's school time. We read Thanksgiving books, made hand and foot print turkeys, sorted feathers, made teepees, scooped and counted corn kernels, and learned about thankfulness. One way we showed our thankfulness to God was by making a Thankful jar. I told Julianne that if we could fill our thankful jar with things we were thankful for we could have a Thankful Party. She especially worked hard to draw and write things that she was thankful for and with mommy, daddy, and Lorelei's help filled up the jar on Wednesday just in time to have a Thankful Party. It truly wasn't much of a party, just a special dinner of turkey shaped sandwiches and a movie, but we had fun.

On Thanksgiving we drove up to Indianapolis to spend time with my aunt, uncle, cousins, and mom. The girls loved getting to see their Mimi and enjoyed time with everyone else too. We had a great time eating, playing Foosball, looking at Black Friday ads, playing Headbandz, and just relaxing. The girls also enjoyed spending time with my cousin, Mady, who was wonderful to play with them and keep them entertained. Mady helped them dress up and then they all paraded through the house showing us their beautiful outfits. At dinner we all went around the table and told what we were thankful for. My favorite thing to be thankful for was from Julianne. She said, "I'm thankful for bathrooms so that we don't have to go to the bathroom outside like dogs." In all seriousness, we were most thankful that God has made a way for us to know him through his Son, Jesus. Here are some pictures of our Thanksgiving festivities.