Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thanksgiving Traditions


Today, I thought I would share a few of our favorite 
Thanksgiving Day Traditions.

One of our favorite activities
is our annual Turkey Bowl,
a flag football played 
on the street in front of our house.


It's a multi-generational event.
My husband's family always hosted one 
on the street they grew up on...
we've continued the tradition 
with our own daughters. 


 Friends, 
Family,
and Neighbors gather for 
the big game!


I mark the end zones
(and the 50 yard line) 
with white flour.


Fresh cider, doughnuts, and hot coffee
are served on our front yard.


After hot showers/baths, we head over
to Grandma and Grandpa's house
for the yummiest dinner ever
(cooked by my dad the chef)

He's a jack of all trades -- 
he MADE that cute, little, 
glowing pumpkin village
on their sideboard.


Then, we all take turns signing
the cotton table cloth at my mom's house. 
(we use sharpies and put a magazine underneath 
so we don't ruin the table!)

It has notes and drawings
 from each person present at Thanksgiving Dinner
every year. 

First hand prints, 

Hand Turkeys,

Poems, 

Gratitude Lists...

They're all on there. 


Signing the table cloth,
Thanksgiving 2009.


Big sister, "E" adding an elaborate drawing!


Tracing my niece's hand for her 
very FIRST Turkey Day last year. 

That table cloth has first thanksgiving hand prints
from all three little cousins, 
"E", "C", and "A" 

That tablecloth is priceless. 

What are your favorite 
Thanksgiving traditions?
Gobble, Gobble. 

Fondly,
pink and green mama




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