One year that stands out in particular was when we visited our relatives in Toledo, Ohio. My Aunt is a beautiful artist and she let us go to her art studio to work with water colors. My younger cousin Jennifer and I must have spent the whole afternoon painting.
I sat and thought about something that our kids could do this year that would be fun and memorable for them as well.
A few days ago, Adam and I took the kids to a "Christmas Open House". We saw an adorable idea I'd like to try - that just might do the trick.
A woman was passing out "S'mores on a Stick". What are "S'mores on a Stick" you ask? I hadn't heard of them either, but they were DELICIOUS and would be SO easy for kids to make.
You take a large marshmallow and put a toothpick in it so it looks like a lollipop. Dip the marshmallow into melted chocolate, then roll it around in crushed graham cracker crumbs. When the chocolate hardens, they're ready to eat. (yummm.) No fire, no sticky melty hands, (although that IS half the fun of making S'mores...) Just the perfect combination of fluff, chocolate and crunch.
Is it the healthiest of snacks? Ummmmmm, no. Would it be a neat treat that the kids would have a ball making? I hope so. It's tough to beat any idea involving chocolate. I'm sure that no matter what though, our Thanksgiving Day will be hectic and wild with flour flying and turkey basting. I want to try and keep the heart of it all in mind for our family however. Making memories while spending time with loved ones - is what the day is really all about.
Being thankful for God's many blessings, makes this holiday so special. So from all of us - to each of you, Blessings and S'mores to you and yours. Happy Thanksgiving!