I still remember the day I asked my grandmother to teach me how to bake her famous apple pie. She sat me down at her kitchen table and had me record her recipe in my journal. Then she tucked my long brown locks into her old fashioned baking cap and taught me the secrets to her perfect pastry.
|Circa 2008. My grandma snapped this photo because she was so proud of my first apple pie.|
While our pumpkin pies cooled, I decided I also wanted to bake my grandma's specialty for Thanksgiving dessert. Mimi hesitated at first because the pumpkin pies were a lot of work, but soon enough the delicious aroma of cinnamon was once again spreading throughout her house. Baking together was a really nice way for my mother and I to remember my grandmother and celebrate her spirit.
|Made with love|
Later, Henry got his craft on and created Thanksgiving cards for all of his favourite people. The hand print turkey is a baby-friendly craft that is a great sensory experience for little ones. Henry loved exploring the (non-toxic) paints.
The poem at the back of the card:
This isn't just a turkey
as anyone can see
I made it with my hand
which is a part of me.
It comes with lots of love
especially to say
I hope you have a very
Happy Thanksgiving Day!
Thanksgiving makes me so happy. The cooking, the handmade place cards, the beautiful centerpieces, the heat in the kitchen and getting together with the whole family. Every year, Mike and I take turns sharing what we're grateful for. We are so blessed and have so much to be thankful for.
|Happy 10 Months Henry!|
And a Thanksgiving giveaway for you!!!
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What are you thankful for?
|My silly turkey!|
Happy Thanksgiving, ya big Turkeys!