I've been seeing "gratitude trees" all over the internet, and after seeing my friend Holly's yesterday, I finally decided to make one for us. The girls and I spent this afternoon during Cailin's nap cutting, cutting, cutting, and then taping, taping, taping, and finally writing and taping some more. :)
And thus was born, our Thankful Tree:
Yeah, a whole wall of gratitude tree... this house has huge walls, I never feel like I can do anything on a small scale.
Perhaps a little shy on leaves so far, but we have a whole bunch more to fill out over the next couple weeks.
Yep, I'm thankful for my sewing machine and serger. And clean laundry. Janey prefers flowers and school.
Breanne was certain to add an owl in a hole in the tree.
And then she wanted me to take a picture of her by the tree. :)
She's thankful for red, mom, Hazel, dad, Janey...
And squirrels. Still working on getting the s to face the right way. :)
and our colony of bats.
No, really, that's what a group of bats is called. Also, I know some children who would be disappointed if I didn't ask if you see the sole upside-down bat. He's a rebel. :)
I'm picturing snowflakes, hearts, birthday banners... I love it.