Thanksgiving Traditions

Tuesday, November 17, 2009
TwitterMoms and Target are hosting a contest, and I'm getting in on the action. A chance to win a $50 Target gift card...enough said!

Thanksgiving is my FAVORITE holiday. It's laid back, easy and there's absolutely no pressure. Plus, who can forget all the yummy food? In our house, we have several traditions that we take part in every single year, and it just wouldn't be Thanksgiving without them.

1. The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Seriously. Who doesn't watch this parade? The girls and I look forward to it all year long. We gather together on the sofa with our comfy blankets and chatter about the balloons, performers and (mostly lame) commentary!

2. Cooking and Baking
On the day before Thanksgiving, we spend most of the day in the kitchen. Isn't that the best seat in the house for Thanksgiving? We make pumpkin pies and pumpkin bread. I also make a potato stuffing that is out of this world. It's a Pennsylvania Dutch recipe that my mother and grandmothers made their whole lives. It's a lot of work, but one bite tells you it was worth every ounce of effort and every second of time.

3. Turkey Hand prints
Every year, we make the same Thanksgiving craft and we pull out the ones from previous years to reminisce. I paint the palms of the girls' hands with washable, brown paint. We stamp their palms unto white construction paper. At each finger we write something for which they are thankful. It's so fun to look at the crafts from years ago. Every year we laugh hysterically at one Emma made when she was 3...she was thankful for her Gymbo the clown hand puppet!!! It's fun, easy and not too messy.

Did I mention that I LOVE Thanksgiving???!!!

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1 comment

Pootsie said...

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. How about sharing your stuffing recipe? It sounds great. I love the handprint turkey idea! xo