11.13.2008

Thankful Thursday~

For our family night this past Monday, the Hubby, the kiddos and I made a thankful tree. We wrote down the things that we are thankful for on construction paper "leaves" and then I tied them to the tree with raffia. Since I shared with you many of the "serious" things I am thankful for during last week's Thankful Thursday, this week I thought I'd share with you some of the things we wrote down that made me smile.


One is thankful for snowy days with hot cocoa (come to think of it, so am I...and isn't his handwriting so cute? )


Two is thankful for firemen, Thomas the train, and Spongebob Squarepants (I mean, who isn't?)


Three, well he is too little to tell us, but I think he is thankful for his binky (although it will be "going away" soon) and for his belly button which he likes to poke whenever I am changing him.


The Princess is thankful for water (I think it is neat that she thought of that) and Barbie.


I am thankful for icecream and a good decorating magazine.



And the Hubby, well everything that he wrote was serious, but I think I can safely say that he is grateful when all of his angels are tucked into bed at night ;-)




Happy Thankful Thursday~

23 comments:

Sandy Toes said...

Ice cream..that is something to be thankful for especially cookie and cream! what a great great idea!
-sandy toes

Alysa said...

How did you make your thankful tree -- just sticks? Please advise as it is a really cute idea. Love your blog.

Laura said...

mmm...I agree with you about the ice cream! And it sounds like you're going to have a visit from the "Binky Fairy" soon? Love the tree idea & what it's teaching your children - that's invaluable! I am thankful for my wonderful family, our health, happiness & love for each other. Thanks for a wonderful idea!

Carrie said...

what a great idea!

Betsy said...

When my boys are older I so need to get them to do this. I love this idea.

Shannon said...

I love this idea.

Wendy said...

Hi Alysa...I just used a branch that had fallen off our oak tree outside. I put it in a planter that I had and just used rocks to prop it. I get so mad when I have to clean up dead branches and acorns from all around the yard, but one of them finally became useful - so I guess I should be thankful for that silly old oak tree ;-)

Laurel MacD said...

I love the honesty of kids!

Liz said...

I've been seeing these trees around blogdom here lately... LOVE this idea. It's so cute!

Valarie said...

I love this! Ya know I think I might do this for Thanksgiving and when the guest arive they can fill one out and add it to the tree. :)

Ms. Tee said...

Awww,that's so sweet that your daughter said she was thankful for water. What a neat idea. :)

Emily said...

Great Idea! I need to get my act together and do this on Monday.

Angie said...

Wonderful idea! I am totally with you on the icecream and a good decorating magazine!

Holly said...

That really is such a cute and clever way to make them focus on what they have to be greatful for. Mind if we copy!??! Besides, IT LOOKS TOO CUTE!! A little piece of Autumn right there in your house.

I'm thankful for ice cream too!! ;)

Ashley said...

This is so cute and a great lesson for everyone!!

Cathleen Farrell said...

Seriously Awesome, i love it. I can't wait to make one too. I'm thinking it would be great as a center piece for Thanksgiving table, all your guest can fill one out as well.. Great Job :-)

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I just had a bowl of ice cream during my daughter's nap...I can safely say I agree with you on that one Wendy! :)
Carrie

Bridget said...

I love this idea! We'll be doing this...thank you!!!

Carol said...

Your 'thankful tree' is such a wonderful idea. Your kids will grow up having that as a great tradition to remember.
Carol

Saucy said...

I too, have had ice cream, decor mags and Barbie on my list from time to time. Awesome.

Jaime said...

I love this idea! Would you care if I shared it over on my blog?

Cristin said...

I love all the different variations of this idea...the jars filled with thanks, trees, notebooks, garlands, etc. We try to do a different one every year...

...Very fun!

Daphne said...

I know this is an old post for you, but I featured it as part of my "Thankful Trees" post on my blog today!

Here's the link:
http://moomootutu.blogspot.com/2010/11/wednesday-wow-finds-thankful-trees.html

Thanks for the inspiration & have a great day! :)