Thanksgiving Feast at School
The parents were invited for a potluck Thanksgiving feast after school on Tuesday. The kids were all dressed as Native Americans!
Gabi dressed as a Native American
Gabi, Ava, Grant, Nathan, Grey, and Isaac
Ms. Laura's class
Annabelle exploring Gabi's classroom
Reading like a big kid
Grey and Ava on the courtyard playground (left);
Nathan begging to have his picture taken (right)
Grant and his mom
Bella found the marbles in the Proud Jar
Gabi's Indian drum
We checked out two Thanksgiving books from the library to read this holiday weekend.
The Thanksgiving Door by Debby Atwell: An elderly couple who is alone for Thanksgiving is frustrated when their dinner is burnt, so they decide to try out the new restaurant down the street. The door is open, so they enter; however, the immigrant family who is busily preparing their first Thanksgiving celebration did not expect visitors, as the restaurant was not open yet. Grandmother insists that they have plenty of food and should share, so the family welcomes the unexpected guests. This is a wonderful story about the essence of Thanksgiving even in a non-traditional setting.
Thanksgiving is... by Gail Gibbons: Explores various aspects of Thanksgiving with illustrations of historical harvest celebrations in other cultures, the story of the pilgrims and the Native Americans who helped them, modern Thanksgiving traditions, and the thankful spirit of this holiday.
Sisters playing in the stuffed animal corner
Gabi mixing sweet potatoes
Crushing corn flakes
Reading Mirror Me
"Look at Frog stick out his long, pink tongue!"
Finding our tongues
Gabi and Mama
We went to Ninong Edward, Ninang Sylvia, and Cousin Steven's house for Thanksgiving dinner with many family and friends.
I think this group shot includes everyone except Lolo and Lola,
who had to leave early to go back to work.
Gabi, Bella, and Abby
Bella and Mama
Caitlin and Bella
Gabi playing upstairs
Gabi, Julienne, and Jaymie played together all evening
Bella and Daddy
Bella on the stairs
Reaching the top
I have the most wonderful husband. I haven't been feeling well for a few days, and Thanksgiving night, I was up all night being sick. Yuck! Michael got up with the girls the next morning, got them ready for the day, and played with them for a few hours. Then he took them to Lola's house so she could watch them while he returned home to take care of me. He also washed the laundry and cleaned the house. Thank you, my love!