Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Turkey Trip

This Thanksgiving we went back to Orem, UT, to visit the McEwens. It was so wonderful to see and spend time with them, we miss them so much. I am so thankful that both Bryce and I have such fun and loving and fun-loving families. We had plans to try and visit a lot of our friends too, but the week went by so fast that we barely got to see any of them. You guys understand right? I'm thankful for you too! :P

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, but I have found that there is one thing that it is lacking: piñatas. 

This year I decided to remedy that problem by making a turkey piñata! I covered two balloons in paper mache, one big and one small. I did two layers, but they were thin, you could probably do three layers and it would be better. When they were dry I popped the small balloon and cut the paper shell in half. Then I made these frilly bones out of scrap printer-paper:

I also made wings out of paper and then glued them all onto my big balloon:
 For my paper mache I used a 50/50 mixture of white glue and water. It dries faster than the flour and water stuff.
 It helps to tape the pieces onto the body, with scotch tape, to hold them in place while the glue dries.

 Then I painted the turkey and cut a hole in the top and filled it with candy. To suspend the turkey I took a rope and tied it, to holes I had punched, in the center of a sour-cream lid. I rolled up the lid and inserted it so that it opened inside the cavity making it too big to pull back out. It was really fun to watch the kids beat the turkey up. I am thankful for nieces and nephews and cousins!

I think this will be my new Thanksgiving tradition, (along with my personal tradition of waking up early the next day and eating all the leftover pie for breakfast).

 I am really thankful for Bryce's sister Tara and our friend Tadd who helped us on my quest to get some family pictures taken of our little family.

I am most grateful for Handsome Bryce and McBaby; and for the opportunity to spend eternity with them. Also pie.


Cheryl said...

When I was little we used to make a pinata at Thanksgiving with my mom's family. Good tradition! Cute family pictures too.

McRachie said...

That is excellent Cheryl!