Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Pre-Thanksgiving Thankfulness

When we returned from Disney the house was still decorated for Halloween, so it feels like we had a super short "Thanksgiving Season" (although if the retailers had their way it would be non-existent anyway). Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday so I am one of those adamant ones who won't put up a single Christmas decoration until the day after Thanksgiving (I did cave this year and listened to a little Christmas music before though). As such, we quickly put out our few Thanksgiving decorations immediately upon our arrival home and enjoyed them for a few weeks anyways. 

The turkey pumpkin pokes were my new addition this year and I just love them! 

We also crafted this Thankful pumpkin as a family--thanks Pinterest!

And in keeping with the November tradition we started last year, we wrote our daily blessings on leaves every evening. We truly have so much to be thankful for! 

On Tuesday, Jackson and Andrew's school held their annual Thanksgiving feast and the two oldest classes gave little performances.

Jackson's class marched in and proudly filed onto the stage.

Jillian's class went first and they did great!

Jackson's class recited the "5 little pilgrims" poem and sang about how they're glad they're not a turkey on Thanksgiving Day.

Then each child got to say what they were thankful for. Jackson said he was thankful for Pop cooking turkeys for Thanksgiving! Me too, Jackson, me too!

And then Jackson and his little friend Zeyu got to say the blessing. He told me he got picked to say the blessing because he had done it so well at the Fall Festival last month. He is so humble, isn't he?

Andrew was so proud of his brother!

Love this little turkey!

We are also thankful that Nana got to come visit and spend some time with the boys for the past few days. 

And now we are thankful for some relaxing time spent at the Cabin in the Woods. We will spend the rest of the day today cooking and baking to get ready for tomorrow's feast. We've already played outside a lot, put together a puzzle, napped and watched some cheesy hallmark movie channel Christmas movies. Yep, it's been a good day!

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