It is so much more fun to bake a pecan pie with the help of your 6-year-old granddaughter then it is to bake that pie alone! Amara spent the night with us last night and this morning was Thanksgiving project time! We had three projects planned.
The first was to make the pecan pie that I had promised to send with Amara to Thanksgiving dinner for Grandpa Lee. He loves pecan pie and I bet this one will be the best one he ever had. It may not be the prettiest pie but it is filled with lots of love. Amara helps her Mom cook and she has helped me before but this was extra special. I made her find all of the ingredients in the cupboards. She didn’t know what Karo syrup was but I spelled it for her and she had fun finding it; lots of fun cracking the eggs and she did a great job. She carefully measured all of the ingredients and stirred everything by hand while I held the bowl. Of course, she had the most fun rolling out the pie dough! She even had fun just pretending she was rolling out dough after the crust was already in the pan! Did I mention she looked super cute wearing one of the new aprons her Mommy just made for me? (click her picture) I was wearing the other one. Once we got the pie in the oven we were on to our next project…
…turning our little pumpkin into a turkey! Amara loves doing crafts and I had read about this one on Grandma Lizzie’s blog. Last weekend I had printed out some tail feathers for her to color and cut out. She wanted to know what color she should make the tail feathers and I told her it was her turkey and it could look anyway she wanted it to. She gave it beautiful red and purple feathers — some even have a pattern.
Today we finished assembling our turkey. This was so much fun and involved lots of silliness! Amara even put tail feathers and a waddle on Grandpa Richard! It really turned out cute. She is going to give it to her other Grandpa who has been sick and is in the hospital. This will help to brighten Grandpa Jay’s room; we hope he feels better soon.
Lastly, we made our candy corn plant — another great idea I found on Grandma Lizzie’s blog. Amara had so much fun making the flowers and running all of the broken pieces of candy corn to Grandpa Richard who was working in the office. Amara lost her first top tooth this week so she had lots of fun making a tooth out of candy corn! More giggles! I had painted the pot for her earlier in the week so all we had to do was make the flowers and put them in the pot. She is taking this one to Thanksgiving dinner at Grandma Judi and Grandpa Lee’s.
The kids will be here on Saturday to celebrate Thanksgiving. Amara’s Mom and Dad love having Turkey Tetrazinni so that is what we will have. I may have to make another pecan pie – this time for Grandpa Richard. It sure won’t be as much fun as making this one was.
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
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