Happy Thanksgiving! I know the last post could have seemed a little depressing, so I split our Thanksgiving posts in two this year.
Now that you are a big three year old guy, you are grasping concepts that are a little more advanced. This year, we decided to tackle the understanding of Thanksgiving and the meaning of thankfulness. Mommy and Daddy sat you down and gave you the definition of thankfulness as something that makes your heart so happy that you have or something that you are able to do. To make it more personal and tangible in your little brain, we planted a Thankful Tree in our dining room. Well not really. Sorta...
Mommy made a brown construction paper tree trunk, and every day we added a leaf or two to our tree. On each leaf, we wrote down something for which we were thankful and added it to our tree. It turned out really cute.
Here's our tree on Thanksgiving day. As you can see, we had a lot to be thankful for. Some of the things that you listed were... creative, but they are things that make your heart happy, so therefore they are valid.
|You and your paper plate target. Four of the holes are yours! One was Daddy's|
We will get to have Thanksgiving Part Two this Sunday when Uncle Brian and Aunt Maggie come down, and we will need to do something special with Grandma and Grandpa Brooks, too. Mommy is just moving slow as I heal, so I'm having to break up all of our Thanksgiving festivities. We are so lucky to have such a close and loving family. And it's one of the things for which I am most thankful.
We're so blessed, and we love you,
Mommy and Daddy