Monday, November 3, 2008

Gratitude Turkeys

Tonight for Family Night we made hand turkeys. Not the most elegant thing I know but I have three kids under the age of 6 here folks. I have to go with what I know they can do in a short time span!
Each of us wrote on our turkeys things that we are grateful for. Graham took this more as things he likes to do but that's ok. He cut his out by himself. Cute. On his other hand it said "Doing crafts with my family."
Greg initially answered "Nothing" when asked what he was thankful for. Little turkey. Copper is his stuffed dog named after The Fox and the Hound. If we ever get a dog I think I know what the name will be if he gets to choose.
Lauren graciously wiggled and squirmed as Dan traced her hand. We just guessed on what she would say. Oh my...the loves notes don't come as often these busy days but these two little words made me get a lump in my throat and a bit teary eyed.

I am thankful you found me too baby!

And here is Greg with our leafy tree! He didn't like the music class we went to so we went on a leaf hunt instead around the neighborhood and collected these. He went to town with the glue stick.

I love November and how it reminds me to stop and be grateful and not so greedy.
What are you thankful for?

18 comments:

Parker said...

I love that you and your adorable family did this. I want to copy you and do it. Only, I don't have little one's so it will be big people turkey's. That's okay, right?
I'm thankful for my Daniel, shoes, my family and for dear friends (like you, missy)
hugs

AJ said...

Very cute! I'm going to have to copy this:) Hope you don't mind!

Trisha Paddock said...

Kristen,

You come up with the cutest ideas...I might have to copy! And I also think your children are just all so adorable!!!

Shannon said...

What a great idea! That could be fun to do with the extended family on thanksgiving.

thanks for the sidebar linkage!!

kjtroxel said...

I AM copying you ...too cute. I love how the garland looks.
I am grateful for many things...our friendship is high on that list
love you!

Chris said...

Wow. We are friends. Our brains even run on the same wavelength! I LOVE that idea. If nothing else, it got your husband to write something sweet. Lord only knows what my husband would write. :)

keysha said...

Well done! What a great little FHE! I love the leaf on the paper ---i think Carsen would have a great time gathering the leaves and also 'going to town'!

You're a great mom--and I'm thankful you're my fun neighbor!

NatRat said...

Good idea, you clever gal.

How sweet is Dan's little comment, you two love birds, or should I say turkey's...:)

"The Queen in Residence" said...

I love that idea and who doesn't need to stop and remember all the blessings. I loved the look on the mantel.

shay said...

I love it that you actually strung them across your mantle!

Cindy said...

Super cute ideas, I just may have to steal those for when Brooke gets older.

Susie Harris said...

Awwww that is so cute. I love the idea!

Anonymous said...

CUTE! I'M GOING TO HAVE TO COPY THAT IDEA!! DAN-THAT WAS VERY VERY SWEET OF YOU...

I'm glad I found Kristin too!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

First of all I am thankful that my Lord and Saviour saved this sinner, and I am so thankful for my family. That art work is precious and will hold many memories. Mine are grown, but still have some of that kind of art work and I love it. Jackie

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

That's a great idea! I love it! When my kids get a little older I might have to copy you!
Carrie

Joanna said...

I just love your blog! I stumbled by and wanted to say that those little hand turkeys are a wonderful idea! I am going to do this with my girls. Thanks for the idea! I am also adding your blog to my favorites!

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The Golf Widow said...

I'm going to copy you too! What a great way for my girls to count their blessings. Cute Fall garland is a plus! Love the leaf art, too!

Utah is just beautiful!!!

Pink in a sea of blue said...

Cute idea! My kids will love this. Little one is so into crafts since preschool started! Thanks for sharing.