December 2, 2009

"Save Me Some Turkey!"

The first grade students at Art City Elementary have been practicing for weeks to give a Thanksgiving performance for parents.  Because of Brevin's clear, loud speaking voice (hmm...I wonder where he gets the loud voice from?), he was selected to narrate a part during the final musical number.  It was delightful to watch him sing songs and recite poetry to celebrate the holiday and its origin.  (It's those kinds of moments where I feel that being a parent is totally cool!)  At the conclusion of the evening, a slide-show was presented with pictures of all the first graders doing various activities since the beginning of the school year.  It was fantastic!

We had a lovely Thanksgiving holiday this year.  For the family meal, I was given the simple assignment of bringing two pumpkin pies and one apple pie, so I made them from scratch.  As pies baked and made the house smell delicious, Jason and I worked to get the house cleaning done. When we walked out the door and headed up the street and around the corner to Grandmother's house, I was grateful to know I'd be coming home to a clean, tidy space.

We met at Jason's parents at 2:00 p.m. for the traditional turkey dinner and to kick off the hours that would lead to an over-consumption of delicious foods.  We played games and visited until it was time to get the children home to bed.  Having a day like that just added one more thing to my expansive list of things I am truly thankful for!  Did I mention it was lovely?

This post authored by Amber


Joy said...

That DOES seem lovely! You are blessed to have so much family so closeby. We had Pace's parents and 2 brothers over, which was fun, but I missed having a huge Thanksgiving feast with people and food galore!

The Fears said...

Brad and I thought Brevin did a great job on his part, he was the right man for the job. He is so fun to have in class.