Thanksgiving is so much fun, and I'm so glad that we don't ignore it like the retailers do. It's such a meaningful holiday. So now, we can begin to prepare for Christmas!
We have a tradition that we started just last year...so I guess it's a newish tradition, but one nonetheless. On the Saturday evening after Thanksgiving, the kids get into their jammies, we order pizza and watch The Polar Express.
I just love watching the kids' faces during the movie. They are so captivated by the action and animation. Especially when the train goes down that really steep hill...they all squeal and wish they were riding the train!
And there's something about this tradition, and maybe the time of year, that makes me realize that we won't have these evenings forever. Jacob's 10, and though he will be around for a while yet, eventually we'll not all be sitting around, eating pizza and watching The Polar Express on this night. I'm treasuring these traditions with our kids while they last, and hoping that even when they're teens...they'll still want to hang out with us...maybe with their friends, too!