In keeping with our theme of the month, Gratitude, I wanted to do something in addition to our Thankful Turkey to show Z (and hopefully C) how much we have in our lives to be thankful for. Tsh over at Simple Mom mentioned doing a Tree of Thanks on FB and I loved the idea and decided to create one in our home. I went outdoors, found a lovely branch from the big snowstorm, placed it in a pot of rocks, worked with Z to make leaves and voila....a new ritual was born.
Each night at dinner we light our Thanksgiving Dinner Candle (we have a special dinner candle this month) and one person has a turn to share one thing they are thankful for. This thing is written on a leaf and then Z hangs it on the tree. We keep track of who's turn it is by using photos in a frame :) Z has fallen in love with this new tradition and his questions about Christmas have slowed down. He is no longer wishing this month away and enjoying this time of thanks. It is also kind of fun to go against mother nature and add leaves to a tree as she is busy taking them down.
Welcome to Raising Z and Lil' C, a little blog all about raising my 6 year old son and my three year old baby girl. I am a former teacher and now a SAHM. I love to write about our journey towards a more simple life, our daily struggles, share cute stories and love to share good ideas when I find them. I hope you will join me on the ups and downs of this journey called motherhood.