Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Long Live the Kids Traditions

Hi again everyone! After that long blog break over the holiday, I am trying to post every day this week!!!

I wanted to share a few fun traditions that my family has for the younger kids at Thanksgiving.  We did these with the older cousins for years and now they are too old and cool to participate but the younger ones still look forward to them every year!

Saturday night, after dinner and after all the cookie baking chaos is completed, the girls toasted to a successful cookie weekend with their Shirley Temples and got busy with decorating the sugar cookies. The younger boys had gone to the Penn State game that afternoon and were not home yet so they could not join in.

Here is my sister and niece getting the icing ready for the decorators. PS-check out the cute sweater for Saturday?!??! Jordan killed it with Christmas outfits this year! Her leggings are cats with Santa hats too!!!!

The girls waiting with their cookies for the icing...

Sunday morning was the annual Gingerbread House decorating contest. The boys against the girls...

A close up of the boys team...

And the same of the girls...the older cousins opted out...party poopers!

Here is a close-up of the sugar cookies they decorated the night before.

My niece wanted to post it on her Instagram and have everyone vote but she does not have many followers so as of today, no one voted yet. I may have to do a late post on mine for her. LOL!

It makes my heart so happy that these kids have fun activities that they look forward to doing every year! Especially ones that involve them working together with their cousins!

I love my family and I hope you feel the same about yours!! Hugs!

What traditions do you have for your family? Do you bake or build gingerbread houses? What about special memories of the holidays?

10 comments:

  1. How fun to be a kid in your family! And your niece with the holiday OOTDs. Is she that coordinated the rest of the year? lol

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    1. Oh Abby....She surprised us all with the outfits! She is usually very reserved and also very stylish so it was awesome to see her let loose with the cat leggings, etc. The light up sweater was classic!!! I can only hope and pray that we are creating many happy memories for them to cherish!

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  2. Looks like a lot of sweet memories are being made here! I just LOVE holiday traditions!

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    1. Me too Debby! I thank God everyday that I was blessed with the family I have! Love each and every one of them!

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  3. Cousins and family traditions are just THE BEST way to make memories that last for years to come. I know this personally!

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    1. I totally agree Terri! The memories are what it is all about!!! Hugs

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  4. My best friend (when she was with us) used to do the cookie tradition every year for her grandchildren & let me join in - it was always so much fun to do. I need to do this with my youth girls - icing everywher e:)

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    1. Yes - it is a blast! They kids really do look forward to it! They get to unwrap (and eat) a lot of the candies we use too!!! The icing clean up is a MESS! HA! Thanks for hosting this Rebecca!!!!!!

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  5. Too cute. My nieces and nephew would probably all just get in a fight lol

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