Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thanksgiving Extravaganza!

We had one of the most festive Thanksgivings this year. It started off with Madison's Pow Wow Music program a week prior to the actual Thanksgiving day. The kindergarten classes put on a wonderful performance. They were all dressed up as Native Americans. They chose their own names. Madison was Sweet Crow. They sang several songs and after the Pow Wow the parents (dressed as pilgrims) joined the children for a Thanksgiving feast!
Here are some of the kindergarten girls with their papoos backpacks. The girls looked so cute.

Madison did such a great job singing. She was trying so hard to stay in character as Sweet Crow. She had all the movements and words down. She has been continuing to sing the songs all week.

Thanksgiving morning we head to our friend's house, the Rollins, along with the Oscarsons to begin warming up our Thanksgiving feast from Claim Jumper. Surprisingly, we did end up spending quite a bit of time in the kitchen heating up the food. So here is a picture of the lady folk with our pilgrim hats (courtesy of Madison's kindergarten class) in the kitchen- me, Mary, and Erin.

All of the pilgrims are featured here. Eliot, Angie, Kenny, Erin, Mary, and Curtis.
Maddie, Ellie, and Millie coloring turkeys beforing the feast.

Eliot and Angie as pilgrims.

After the noon time meal we all headed to our separte houses for naptime. Then we reconvened at our house for dessert and gingerbread houses.

We tried to keep the kids occupied with a Christmas movie so the adults could play a game. It lasted for a little while.

Eliot and Curtis attempting to construct the gingerbread houses.

Maddie and Ellie are such cute friends!

Me and Mitchell hanging out in the front yard while the boys played some football.
It was a truly wonderful Thanksgiving. Thanks to our friends who made it so fun. A special thanks to Erin for documenting the day. Now on to the next celebration!


LikeAstaR said...

how fun! I am glad that you guys ahd such a fun day. You really got into the spirit!! I love Madison's name for herself. She is so creative!

Kath said...

Yay!! New too! Now you are all caught up until...the next big event, big breath ready now?

Gustogirl said...

So fun!! I love the Thanksgiving festival idea, so fun. Looks like the actual holiday was a huge success as well!!

zealygirl said...

Claim Jumper sounds great! I'm glad it was a little easier to enjoy the day.

Your festive costumes are great!

Beanie said...

Thank you for posting these pictures. It makes us feel like we got to share in your Thanksgiving.

Erin said...

Loved the post Ang! Madison's school activities looked so fun...and we SO benefited from the festive attire! It really was such a fun Thanksgiving. We LOVED it! Can't wait for the Grinch tomorrow! We have so much fun with you guys. :)

Darci said...

Hi Angie! Love the post. You guys are all so photogenic! How do you do that?

Kath said...

Just so ya know...I check your blog everyday. No pressure but...