Friday, November 28, 2008

Thankful Tree

We had a "Thankful" family home evening last week. Each of the kids came up with an activity that had to do with Thanksgiving and being thankful. First Dane drew a picture of a turkey and we took turns hiding it and finding it. I was quite impressed with the hiding places they came up with. Maggie ended the game by making the paper into an airplane and hid it with the rest of the airplanes that my kids have been making (Dane has a whole laundry basket full of paper airplanes). We then did a Thankful tree (thanks Julie for the idea). Here are a few of the things we are thankful for this year:
people that help me
trees, grass, flowers
my house
food, water
kids who make me laugh (as opposed to those who make me mad Ha Ha)
the world and fun places to visit
mama, dada
jobs, work

We ended the night by making hand turkeys. It was a really fun time and I loved that each of the kids played a part in the night and helped with this night.
   At this time of year I am especially thankful for my family. For a husband who supports me and loves me unconditionally. For wonderful kids who make me happy. For parents, siblings and extended family to lean on, to laugh with and to go to during times of happiness or sadness. I'm thankful for the gospel of Jesus Christ and the opportunities it gives us to serve, to love, to grow and to learn. I'l thankful for health and the many blessings we enjoy. That we never seem to lack for the basic necessities of life. I'm grateful for friends (you all know who you are). For the many ways that you strengthen me and give of yourselves to me.  I AM GRATEFUL!
   OK, so that was a little out of character for me, but I got it out. I did my duty and now have cramps in my fingers for this long post that I have written. Signing off for now.


Julie Huish said...

I'm thankful for rabbits too.

mamapickle said...

LOve that thankful tree idea. I may have to steal that for next year.

Emily said...

What a great idea! And touching too! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! I'll have to remember this one. Your kids are so cute! We hope you have a wonderful holiday!