Monday, November 26, 2007

Thanksgiving Traditions

I thought it would be fun to make a list of some of the things that we do during the Thanksgiving holiday. Some of them are traditions on purpose, others somehow became that way.

  • Thanksgiving feasts and programs at preschool and elementary schools. Link to Alex's kindergarten program:
  • Grant participates in a "Turkey Bowl" with his brothers (and usually re-injures his knee) Thanksgiving morning.
  • Jen makes a whole lot of something yummy for dinner.
  • Thanksgiving dinner at Grandma and Grandpa Willis's home.
  • Many, many pies.
  • Full bellies, warmth, and friendship.
  • Football games (now in HD).
  • Early morning "Black Friday" shopping trip for the ladies, ending with a "Happy Birthday" lunch for sis.-in-law Andra.
  • Turkey sandwiches for dinner Friday night.
  • Saturday morning "Turkey Burnoff" 5 miler for Jen and and sisters-in-law (Crystal, Andra and Jessica). For results see:
  • Having fun just being together.
  • Sad realization on Sunday night that it is all over and we must get back to the routine Monday morning.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Halloween 2007

Peter as "Woody" (stirrups not pictured).

Abbigail as a Renaissance Princess.

Alex as "Superman" . . . being charming . . .

. . . and doing disco.

Ben as a wounded giraffe (see entry below).

The entire crew, before the sugar rush.