A fun tradition we started last year was that each person has to write down 2 things they are thankful on a leaf cut out. It was fun to pull out last years leaves and read what we were thankful for in 2013. I can't wait to watch our tree of gratitude grow over the years!
The arrival of Thanksgiving symbolizes the beginning of the holidays in our house!
This American tradition has taken time to grow on us but has evolved into one of our all time favorites. As an "outsider" Thanksgiving seems like just another day to eat lots of good food and say "thanks". However, over the years we have come to realize it means so much more... its so much deeper, things you can't "touch" but rather only feel.. its a mystique! Its a day full of family tradition, good food and most importantly love and gratitude for all that you have. A day to remember that your "cup is always half full, never half empty".
In the week leading to Thanksgiving the kids & I always plan our "tablescape". We take a trip to the local craft store and plan our decorations together. Its something Ryley takes great pride in and Isla... well Isla at age 2 just enjoys "helping" where she can.
The most exciting thing for the kids on Thanksgiving morning is the return of these little cuties. They bring such great joy to our kids every morning from now until Christmas, as they hide and get into all kinds of cheeky trouble at night while we are sleeping :). An amazing tradition that really begins the "magic of Christmas"
Our cup is definitely full !!!! So THANKFUL!