Monday, November 23, 2009

Gobble Gobble!

It seems like when we were all a bit younger, that the feeling in the air this time of year was electric. I think that feeling was probably tied to the number of days left before a "break" at school - but I distinctly remember "that feeling" each year. The older I get, the more and more holidays creep up on me vs. that huge buzz of excitement leading up to each holiday.
I know I have always been one of those people who builds events up to be more in my imagination than what they traditionally turn out to be, but I am really looking forward to sharing the holidays with Tatiana.

This week is our big Thanksgiving celebration. My grandfather was one of seven brothers and essentially all seven families still get together. It's a great tradition that I love. I can't wait to see the little T bopping around the hall with her cousins like I did when I was little.

I have been trying to explain Thanksgiving to T a little bit everyday. It's difficult to explain the concept of "thankfulness" to a three year old! We talked about being thankful for family, friends, being healthy, etc. And then we also talked about the traditional Thanksgiving meal. I think the two thoughts got crossed because when I asked her later what we'd eat for Thanksgiving she said "turkey, and stuffing and family!" Baby steps .... baby steps!

Here's some pre-holiday pictures of T...


14 comments:

Nancy said...

Oh my! Those pictures are just precious!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Kristine said...

That't the CUTEST little outfit. I love the first picture.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Nichole said...

She is so adorable! You will have so much fun this holiday season!

Heather said...

T is gonna spread the best holiday cheer this year! Have a blessed Thanksgiving Amy!

Joy said...

Funny that you mention explaining Thanksgiving I have been trying to do just the same.

I have a lot to be thankful for this year.
Joy

Becky and Keith said...

Amy - she is getting cuter and cuter by the day! What an absolute beauty! Love the outfit and the headband. Hope you all have a great first Thanksgiving! :-)

findingourdaughter said...

Tati, you little cutie!!!
I feel like eating family sometimes myself, LOL!
This time last year your momma was missing you like crazy.....now you are here to have such a special holiday season. Hugs!!!

Roger and Joanne said...

You said it perfectly. As I child and even younger adult, I got that feeling in the air of the holidays, but it's lost a lot for me over the last few years. Hopefully this year will put that excitement and spark back into the holidays.
Have a feastastical Thanksgiving with T!
Love the reindeer ears. I bought some for the kids a couple weeks back, too. They're just too irresistable not to put on them.

Troy and Rachel said...

Daniel says he's going to eat us too so I'm glad I'm not the only one! Happy Thanksgiving!

amy and kevin said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Amy & beautiful Miss T!

Tracy said...

Sooo cute! Hey do you have a facebook account? Email me at tracy.seaman@gmail.com. I want to share more photos of Ashlyn with you. I'm still amazed at how much our little girls look alike :) !

The Jones Family said...

The pictures are just adorable. She really is a cutie.

Yvonne said...

I love your new pictures!!! Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Kellie said...

Oh my! I think the first one is my favorite EVER! So cute!
She is so cute!
Kellie