Sunday, October 21, 2012

Johnny Appleseed Day

Last December we sat down to discuss what kind of special days we would like to put on the calendar for 2012.  These include things like once-a-month Pizza and a Redbox Night, or Wii Night, or celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday.  

Eli said that he wanted to have an "apple" night once during the year.  He suggested it be a dinner focusing on apples.  It made sense to me to put it on Johnny Appleseed's birthday, September 26 (Yep, I'm way that on blogging!).

Dinner was pork chops with apples, apple juice (a huge treat around here), and apple pie.  Of course, we had to sing the Johnny Appleseed song for our prayer.

After dinner, we did a craft.  Of course, my original plan was a Pintastic beauty... but I settled on something a little more old school (and easier)-- apple stamps. 

In the end, this was a huge hit with all the kids (which is quite a feat when there's an 8 year age gap from youngest to oldest!).

I love these "holidays" that we have celebrated this year.  It just goes to show, you can make amazing memories, even on a Wednesday night! 

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