life on the funny farm

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanks Giving

We have a book, called Thanks for Thanksgiving, that we take out every year at this time and read to the kids. They then write in the back of it what they're thankful for. A few examples from years past:
Thank you for lollipops. Thanks you for books.
Thank you for God and Santa and Jesus (does that make Santa like the Holy Spirit or something?)
From Bella one year: I am thankful for my life.

This year we have two new handwritings in the book, from James and Julie.
From James: Thanks for candy. Thanks for Mom. Thanks for turkey. Thanks for holideys. Thanks for new Family.
From Julie:
Thanks fore Holl (whole) family and love. Thanks for all hellp. I am soo hape (happy) I am in Amerikeh.

Yeah. I think that about says it all....


  1. What a wonderful tradition. Just a touch reaffirming, no?

  2. I love that! What a great idea...from the mouths of babes, right? Visiting from the TALU! Happy Tuesday!

  3. Family traditions that involve writing in books are my favorite. TALU-ho!

  4. Awww! So cute! That's a great idea! I'll have to keep that in mind for the future.
    TALU! =)

  5. So sweet! You will treasure this book always. Visiting from TALU and thanks for hosting :)

  6. Visiting from TALU - my girls are young (7 and 6) and each year they make a thankful book this time of year. It's so much fun to go back and read them each year.

  7. What a great idea, and something they can look back at when they get older and see how their lives/attitudes/views have changed. Hopefully a tradition they will carry on. :)

  8. That is so sweet. I'm glad "mom" made the book ;-)

  9. Thanks, everyone! Yes, this is one of my most treasured possessions, and I know it will be among their favorites, as well. Thanks for stopping in!

  10. That's a wonderful idea! I'll have to keep it in mind for when my kids are old enough to do something like this (TALU).



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