So Halloween has passed and now we're nearing Thanksgiving, Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanza, and the New Year. This time of year (and especially now that I have my own little family) has got me thinking about family traditions. I have always loved my family time and the few traditions we've practiced throughout the years, so now I can't wait to start making memories with my DD. She may not remember this first year of traditions but I've taken enough pictures/videos to keep the memories alive.
So, what are your family traditions? What traditions have you heard about and that you want to implement?
Here are mine:
-pumpkin carving at halloween, of course
-baking cookies on Christmas eve for Santa
-making tamales sometime in Nov. with the hispanic side of my family
-decorating the tree
-birthday morning balloon surprise (fill the room with balloons at night so when LO wakes up they are surprised with a room full of balloons)
-birthday dinner, favorite dish
-new years fondue
-thanksgiving rolls (everyone to write what they are thankful for on a small peice of paper, and roll it up in a dinner roll. during dinner you open your roll and try to guess who wrote which thanks)
okay so the list is pretty long. as our family grows i hope we get more and more into these events, and we don't lose ourself in the hussle and bustle of every day life. i may be daydreaming here but its so important to my DH and i to develop a strong family circle and i guess as we near the holidays i am becoming more and more excited about the future of our family.
thanks for letting me get all dreamy on yall!