Sometimes, when you are sitting around the Thanksgiving table and have to think of something that you are thankful for, and it's your turn at the table to say something... you don't know what to say or you think of something to say that is current.
Mine, is the five little angels below.
Three of them mine.
Two of them are my niece and nephew.
This Thanksgiving even has more meaning to be thankful for them.
My niece and nephew are halfway across the world...
They are learning to be world citizens and just being their amazing selves.
I have seen them grow and while I won't get to see them this Thanksgiving in person, I know they are here in spirit. And celebrating a day early, so Thanksgiving as Americans know it, they have already celebrate when this will completely post.
Here is the post I started three years ago today...
It's what I am grateful for and my TBT (throwback Thursday):
And by the way, this is a craft you can do this year when Christmas + Hannukah happen together...
It was the third night of Hannukah, and all was quiet in the house...
until you add five kids, crafts, and funny jokes!
Does that not make you want to smile or what?
My sister Joyanna and my brother Joseph went on a much needed date last night. With kids, who has the time right? So, auntie, that would be me, got to have fun with my niece, nephew and my 3 kids.
I could not resist having them do a craft. So we took a plate, wrote their names at the top, or had them write their names and "Thanksgivukkah" on their plates as well as the Jewish and Gregorian years on the side of the plate.
With this being such a rare event, it is indeed the need to celebrate!
It won't happen for at least another 75,000 years, so we got to make it count!
Now, keep in mind, if this bears saying, these plates after decorated are meant for only decor and not eating. In case you did not know. But what cute keepsakes!
What you Need:
~ Newspaper (to lay for protection on your table)
~ Painter's Paint Opaque Markers
~ White Plates (one per person)
~ Cute Kids
How you do it?
1. Just write their name at the top if they can't
2. Have them put on a smock to protect their clothes
3. Have them draw in the middle
4. Finish writing the Thanksgivukkah and the years on the side
5. Let dry overnight
Okay, I am looking back at these pictures three years later (as I had half this post done sitting there waiting; So it totally beckoned a TBT post) and seriously saying out loud to my kids that they are fired for growing up.... LOL Of course, I am totally joking but what I wouldn't do to have those years again.
These plates are nice because they were Nana Pat's plates so they have more meaning then just store bought. I actually still have these and they travelled with me back to Washington D.C. from Oregon. The kids had a ton of fun doing these.
Makes wonderful presents or keepsakes for your family.
Of course, maintaining cuteness while doing it is a must!
Which, as you can tell, was mastered better than their homework this week....
I am wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving from me and mine to you and yours!
Other Thanksgivukkah Posts: