Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thanksgiving Memories

Around Thanksgiving I like to reflect on my family and all the blessings in my life.

I also see my girls growing up FAST! Especially when I look back on past Thanksgivings.
They don't arrive home from school anymore with construction paper vest decorated with Native American Indian designs or Pilgrim hats or their hand traced and made into a turkey.
All of those days and pictures live in my photo albums.

We had a little tradition going for a few years that my grandmother (the pie maker of the family) would trace Paige and Leah's and my nephews hands in pie dough and put it on top of the pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving.

2001 Pumpkin Pie

2002 Thanksgiving

Momma Bernice, Paige and Leah

2003 Pumpkin Pie

Well they barely fit on the pie in 2003.

So in 2004 we resorted to a larger pumpkin dessert that could contain their hand prints:

2004 Pumpkin Pie:

That was 4 years ago. They always loved doing this. We haven't done the hand prints in a few years, mainly because we spend Christmas with family instead of Thanksgiving now. Maybe this year we'll trace their hand prints again or make a turkey hand print for old time sake.

Happy Thanksgiving,

Love and Blessings,


Betty said...

What a great tradition! So sweet!

I hope you have a great Thanksgiving, enjoying your family!

HOPE said...

Happy Thanksgiving Joy...and thank you for stopping by again. Funny you don't see faces..but it's like a friend visiting!

Oh the wonderful memories of our kids growing up...yep, we did the turkey hand paper and dressed my daughter up one year for a school event..as a turkey..what a kick that was..tooo cute! Do I have a photo..no? No digitals back then.

We have always made a gingerbread house..I still do even if I go visit one of my 5...this year my eldest is coming so..I'm in the process. I'll post a photo on my Creative Heart blog.

Have a great time THANKSGIVING DAY!

Ridd Rants & Raves said...

What a cute tradition! Happy Thanksgiving!

Betty said...

I have something for you at my place. Take a look...

karin said...

That's a wonderful idea - and a lifelong memory for the children!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a wonderful week-end with the family.

Gombojav Tribe said...

That is just too cute!! I wonder how many pies it would take to get all my kids hands done? :-)

I think it's a really lovely idea! I hope you've taken a picture of it every year.