We wrapped up our Pilgrim study today by having a Thanksgiving feast with the Wright family, authentic Pilgrim style.
Delahne made succotash stew and scones. I made Indian corn pudding and bannock cakes, or pilgrim pancakes, as my kids now call them, complete with homemade cranberry jelly. Mmmmmm. Since the Pilgrims hated water we drank hot tea instead. We thought about pretending to drink beer like the Pilgrim children did, but then I remembered how Hope loves to tell her business to every stranger she meets, and decided I would just be setting myself up for another awkward moment.
Delahne found a game of Thanksgiving Bingo, or "Jingo", actually. I was impressed at how much the kids had learned.
My crafty friend Delahne led us all in making Thanksgiving crafts. Even 1 yr. old Caleb and Ava made foot prints and hand prints. It made me realize those cute little footprint crafts are definitely for the mother's enjoyment, and not for the baby's.
Here are some of the handprint turkeys the kids made. Hope is thankful for pianos, paper, Mom and Dad, Ava, and hands.
Jude is thankful for Jesus, Ava, friends, famle, and down singrom
Simeon is thankful for food, friends, house, family, and "My little Ava"
Liesel is thankful for Mom and Dad, dogs, brothers and sisters, her teacher, and of course......Ava.
And everyone contributed to Ava's thankful list. She is thankful for family, food, candy, and brothers and sisters.