It’s getting about that time. I keep seeing the facebook posts for black Friday ad’s and the calendar says it’s Thanksgiving next week. Which is not a holiday celebrated here in Spain. We won’t be having a Turkey. But we have already watched Charlie Brown Thanksgiving on YouTube. Jeff and the kids have school on Thursday although they have Friday off for some other holiday. I think our menu will be green bean casserole, scalloped potatoes with ham and maybe squash. We talked about a roast but maybe we’ll save that for Christmas. Or maybe we need to look up some more traditional Spanish meals.
We’ve talked to the kids about Christmas, in particularly about Christmas presents. We told them, of course, Santa will bring a present but that we will not be buying toys and stuff. And we should not expect packages from grandma’s either. We needed to think of things such as experiences, special treats, gift card downloads for eBooks, and things we can do together as a family. Amelia and Violet really seemed to embrace the idea. Until, they found a toys r us catalog in the coffee shop yesterday and fights ensued over who could circle which toys and how many times one toy could be circled. Before this catalog, Amelia has already made her Christmas list. It’s very sweet.
Amelia’s Christmas List:
– It’s ok if this one is very late when we are back in amica. a pet that is not a fish.
– a fary that flys
– a gift card to toys r us or target
– homemade stuffy
– a movie with violet
– cookies with hot choclate
– dady to help me make critals [crystals]
– a gient story
– a white critmas
– horse back riding
– a cristmas shirt
– a pair of red and green pants and maching mittens
– a friend that speeks inglish
– s’mint color blue or red
– a run with mommy