Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Not too surprisingly, my little artists were very excited about decorating for Thanksgiving.

We made a paper chain... it's about 16 feet long!

Hannah hung these, so that's why they are a bit crooked. Hannah drew the one on notebook paper. It's her version of a 'trace-your-hand-turkey'. The other is Elijah's. He colored, I cut it out, and he glued it to the construction paper.

Hannah's version of the same turkey.

Hannah made this turkey out of some left over strips from the paper chain. I thought it was pretty ingenius myself, and if you look closely you can tell that she wrote all of our names on it.

Another Elijah turkey that I helped cut out (he did some, and I had to do some rescue work) and glue.

Hannah made this turkey by cutting out pieces of tissue paper and gluing them together. No pattern or anything. She did a much better job than I would have!

This was taken before the big meal. Leah woke up from a short nap, so I sat her next to sleeping Pete. She went back to sleep for over an hour!! I guess she would nap a whole lot better if she had a warm body to snuggle with...

We had a yummy meal, but I didn't take any pictures. Hannah and I made real cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, turkey (just a roast, not a whole bird), dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, candied sweet potatoes, and crecent rolls.

After dinner we watched A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, and played Blockus and Yahtzee. It was a really good day!