|We took advantage of the sales at Shoe Carnival to get Jasmine ready for basketball. I told her if she didn't do dance this year, she could get "real" basketball shoes.|
|We spent time playing games.|
|The kids had a challenge every day. One day they did states and capitals. Worksheet HERE. I did it with them. We gave one point for each state, one point per capital and 1 point for D.C. There were prizes for the high scores and littler prizes for getting even one.|
One day we did Presidents HERE. Give it a try. You just have to put in the names, it fills them in the right place. Our highest was 98%
Today we did countries of the world. That one is tough. Try it HERE. Our highest was 56%. We'd lose track of what we'd already labelled. And many of the countries have changed names since I was in school. For instance, we now longer have USSR. We have all the "-stans" instead. If you try this, post how you did! My guess is that Hevel would have the highest score of my readers.
|We made and ate more cookies than we needed to.|
|The kids made gingerbread houses. We started this tradition a few years ago to replace the tradition of giving them each a Christmas book on Thanksgiving.|
|The dogs got the neck, gizzards, giblets and anything else no one eats.|
|The cats got special cans of food instead of dry.|
|The guys are in charge of the Thanksgiving meal.|
|Forgot all about getting Thanksgiving paper plates. And who wants to wash extra dishes on a holiday so plain white paper plates did the job.|
We had to eat early today because Jessica worked at noon. Tonight she and Tyler are going out in the madness for a few special gifts. Other than that, we are avoiding the crowds.
Hope you all had a good Thanksgiving and plenty of people to share it with. Our hearts go out to those who don't have enough to eat or family to be with. Our prayers are with the Livesays and Heartline Ministries in Haiti and all those at Real Hope for Haiti today. These are two places we sponsor in addition to our local church, Compassion and World Vision.