I'm still participating in Kelli's Giving Thanks Celebration. I usually don't do these things (I can't remember what they are called in blog world), but I love the idea of sharing all the Thanksgiving stories, tradition, recipes and crafts. Now that it is Friday, Thanksgiving is less than a week away, and I can't wait! I want to share a few preparations happening at our house.
This past week I've been visiting Retro-Food almost daily to see what recipe will be posted. I found one on Wednesday that I will be taking to June's next week. It is a molded salad called Pumpkin Jello. A little later in the day someone mentioned Refrigerator Rolls from Seasonal Delights (Kelli's online magazine, that I love!). They both sound great, so there are two of my contributions to Thursday's dinner.
Last night I picked up Kaia because Dana was sick. Her cubby was full of preschool Thanksgiving creations. A card that she made with a hand turkey. You know the ones. dip the palm and thumb in paint and press on paper. Dip each finger a different color for the feathers. It was very nicely done and had a cute poem, plus it's laminated so it will last for years. Another creation was a thankful tree. The teacher wrote what each child was thankful for on leaves that they glued to their paper tree and colored in the background on the paper. Kaia is thankful for her kitty-cats, dog, fish, mommy and daddy, brother, toys, and grammy. No papas on the list, and she told grammy June that she was thanful for her other grammy Grama Owie. Of course next time we ask her, she'll probably have a completely different story as to which grammy and why no papas. I printed some Thanksgiving coloring sheets for Kaia to color, I figure that is a good project for her Saturday (wow that's tomorrow) while Mo takes a nap.
There is our preparations. Not too much, just looking for the best price on the few ingredients I don't have right now. I did decorate my office with some squash and gourds I received from my last prayer partner. Guess I'll have to break out the dinosaur camera and get a pic. Update I have the pic but the camera is so old and with my recent system upgrades, I can't get it off the camera! Now that is frustrating. FINALLY!