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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Here are a few of the projects we did this month in celebration of Thanksgiving :

The classic "hand and foot" turkeys--You trace the child's feet on brown paper and overlap to form a body, and then trace a whole bunch of hands on different colors of paper to become the feathers. Then I cut out some other "turkey body parts" for the girls to adhere as they saw fit. We also did another classic "the hand turkey" where you just trace a hand--the thumb becomes the turkey's head, the remaining fingers are the feathers. Jackson especially enjoyed this and colored his intensely orange.

Our second year of doing a "thankful tree"--the kids really enjoy picking a leaf each night at supper, having Mommy write down what they're thankful for, and then picking the *perfect* spot on the tree for it. (You see, Marissa is kind of adament about making sure two of the same color aren't touching . . .) How fun it was to read through each leaf again last night and remember all the little ways that God has blessed us this past month.
We've been reading our Thanksgiving stories too. At this point I only own three, but I am thinking this might be a good collection to add to every year also (in the same way we add to our Christmas collection).
For the big meal we are heading off to Josh's brother's house adding our four children to their six. It should be crazy! ;o) But we are looking forward to a tasy meal, and then later this afternoon Grandpa Cooley gets out of the hospital to go home and recover from his knee replacement. We'll bring him some pumpkin pie.

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