Monday, November 16, 2009

Thanksgiving Traditions in the Johnston-Connaire Family

TwitterMoms asked: "What three favorite family Thanksgiving traditions have you passed or will pass on to your children?"

Well, being a mother of 6 children the oldest being 20 and the youngest 3... We've already had some traditions that have come and gone... some lasting for years but, then a new one replaces an old one. For the past few years now.... We, my DH and myself, have cooked the family Thanksgiving dinner at our home. I love it. I've learned how to make all the traditional dishes from scratch. All the children love to help with something... some helping with the preparation of the food (peeling potatoes)... others setting the table.
We all love the feel of a Cool, Crisp Thanksgiving Day to get us outside and on our Four Wheelers... we ride off and on through out the day.
Of course, a tradition that is shared by many I'm sure is the 'What am I thankful for' question that goes around the table and everyone answers!
Play games, watch Holiday Movies, & we try and do a craft for the younger children ie:
Pine Cone Feeder: This project is so easy it’s a great one for kids of all ages. You will need a pinecone, peanut butter, bird seed, and lightweight wire. Wrap the wire securely around the top of the pinecone to create a hanger for your ‘feeder’. Spread peanut butter all over the pinecone, and then roll in bird seed and hang up for the birds! It’s really that easy! Since the pinecone will be too heavy for large birds like cardinals and jays use a seed appropriate for smaller birds.

The day being filled with Family, Love, & Thankfulness!


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