Last year we had this Thankful Tree which the kids had painted and I cut simple leaves that we wrote what we were thankful for on. (As a side note oh my goodness they look so little from just last year!) This year thanks to Pinterest we created a little more 'upscale' tree. Our inspiration:
I sacrificed a few branches from a tree in our front yard, cut out leaves on the silhouette (out of my more fall-ish Christmas paper I have since I have a ton of it and didn't buy fall paper) and put it into a pretty little carafe.
I should have trimmed my branches a little longer because only 1/3rd go down to the bottom but I think it still looks cute.
At dinner (and ignore our simple dinner of mac & cheese, peas, and clementines they had already eaten - Daddy wasn't home & I wasn't in the mood to cook - eek!) tonight we started our thankful tree off with what we were thankful for, picking leaves off the tree, writing/drawing on them and putting them back on.
|Micah was thankful for Bible class (he actually said this!)|
|Abby was thankful for her toys (her walking puppy in particular which she added a picture of)|
In my trips to Hobby Lobby/Michael's over the past week I also picked up this candle for Abby's teacher as a little thank you/appreciation gift. We added a note on a leaf and one of the clay leaves that Abby had painted onto the candle (that was in a mason jar - so cute!) We'll bring it to her at school tomorrow.
Hope you are having a great week! It's halfway over! The kids are ready for the weekend to be here because I let them in on the fact that Gigi and Pops will be here Saturday and they are ever so excited. Micah keeps telling me "Gigi, my house!"