Since tomorrow starts the crazy of December, I wanted to share some photos of last week which was just full of fun stuff because we had family here. Family is always fun. So, on the last day of November memories of the last week. . .
Piano recital--yes I played in it--a duet with Miss E. We were sensational :)
We had family night with my sister's family and my parents and made our tree of thanks.
Every year we make a Tree of Thanks where everyone gets 4-5 leaves each and write on them things they are thankful for.
In Kindergarten they have a big Thanksgiving feast--the kids peal the potatoes, churn their own butter, make their costumes, then eat, eat, eat--turkey, mashed potatoes, corn, cranberry sauce, etc and pumpkin pie with whipped cream. So yum! I was the potato lady that took the potatoes and cooked them after all the kids peeled them.
Then I got to serve these pilgrims and Indians. So much fun!
We decorated graham cracker "gingerbread" houses. Making them from graham crackers is about 100 times faster than making them from real gingerbread. This is my nephew, my mom and Mr Baldy--aka Mr. J.
The girls and Ben work on their houses.
Aunts got to do hair this week. They always enjoy it much better when someone else besides mom does it :)
We always decorate for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving. That is Miss O under the tree on light patrol :)
There are rail road tracks that go through our town, but they have taken the tracks out and converted it into a walking/biking trail. The whole things stretches about 50 miles. One day last week my mom and Miss A wanted to walk into town from 10 miles out on the trail, so I dropped them off one frosty morning, and 3 hours later they walked back. They say they had fun :), and then to celebrate their walking, we took the older kids to see Harry Potter. Oh. my. It was intense. Not my favorite HP movie, but it was good. So, that was our week, and now we are ready (I hope) for December, so bring it on!