Friday, November 19, 2010

Thanksgiving and Psalm 136:1

This week our memory verse has been Psalm 136:1 since Thanksgiving is next week. J was so proud to
say his Bible verse this week.  Hope you enjoy the video! 

 J and I have been doing Thanksgiving activities also.  Today, we made the paper plate turkeys from Ramblings of a Crazy Woman.
J loved painting the plates!  He then painted with watercolors while waiting on the paint to dry.

Here J is glueing on the eyes, beak, and wattle.
A finished turkey face!
Now for the feathers...

The finished turkey and a happy J!

H was occupied with her one of her favorite toys, our
Vtech Discovery Nursery Farm.  She loves how it plays music when she pushes different buttons.

Earlier in the week, we made a cornucopia from  I pre-cut all of the foods since J is still learning to use scissors.  He loved coloring (even though the colored pencils did not show up very well in the photo) and my favorite part was listening to him say

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of year because it isn't about gifts or things. In my family growing up, it was about getting together with family and spending time together.  We cooked, ate, laughed, and cleaned up as a family.  The food was awesome and so delicious but the special time that was spent just catching up and visiting was the best part. That is the tradition I hope to instill in J and H.  Jon and I differ in our opinions over cornbread dressing or stuffing but we completely agree that we want our children to have thankful hearts. 


  1. That turkey is so cute! I love your Thanksgiving crafts. I added that Vtech toy to G's Christmas wish list. I haven't seen that one before, but it looks neat.

  2. Thanks! I hope G likes the was J's favorite and now H loves it. Once J was in a big boy carseat, it could even sit on his lap for car rides and he would play for a long time!

  3. I love the blog! You are a brave soul letting J paint on carpet!! We painted Christmas Ornaments today, and lil man got more paint on himself and the table than the ornaments!

  4. J is so OCD that when he got paint on two of his fingers, all work stopped and we had to clean up. I think we ended up with a small swipe on the tray table. You'll have to post pictures of the ornaments!