Since Alex and Kendra were tiny, it’s been a Family Home Evening tradition to put up our “Thankful Turkey” after Halloween, and add a feather for every thing we’re thankful for. He starts bare, and by the end of November, our turkey has a fully-feathered tail. I have saved all of our “clouds” from the past five years, and we get a big kick out of reading them. From 2003 to now, some things have changed, while others stay exactly the same.
(This is the first year Alex hasn’t said been thankful for “Yellow”, his baby blanket, even though he sleeps with it every night. I wonder if it’s a sign of his impending adolescence?)
This year our turkey was looking rather bare, so for tonight’s FHE we filled in our list of things to be thankful for. We each took turns putting up the feathers, and I’m happy to report that not only are we thankful for a multitude of new things, but our turkey has a nice, full plumage.
After we finished dressing our Thankful turkey, we made edible ones out of this:
Here are the finished results:
Everyone enjoyed their turkeys, although it’s hard to say whether more fun was had making or devouring them.
At this very moment, I am especially thankful that all four kids are sleeping SOUNDLY (an after-effect of the sugar high, I’m sure).