Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Ikner Thanksgiving Thankful Tree

 Tonight we had FHE.  I had seen an idea on Pinterest to make a Thanksgiving thankful tree that they mounted on the wall and added leaves with things the kids were thankful for each day leading up to Thanksgiving.  By the end of the month you would have a tree full of leaves all with things the family says they are thankful for.  It's a great idea, but for someone who is steered by instant gratification that just seemed a little drawn out for me.  Instead I got the idea to do the tree and use everyone's hands as the leaves, the idea is to keep the tree displayed all year round, then next year make a new one and compare to the last years.  Over the years we can see the kids growing through their hand prints.  They loved the idea of tracing, cutting out their hands.  It will be fun to see how big their hands get next year!  Here is what was written on the hands:
Charlotte:  Binky, Special Blanket
Hannah: Friends and Family, Sisters and Brother
Emma: Family, Grandparents
Miriam: Family, Mom and Dad
Tobie: Video games, Legos, Internet, Mom and Dad
Kara: Happy Children, A Wonderful Husband
Theo: Family, Scriptures
Then we ended the night with some hot chocolate with marshmallows.  All in all, a good night with minimal yelling at the kids to be quiet and stop beating each other up. Success!

Accountability Project Day 9:

1 cup warm water with lemon and honey
1 cup water with White Flood
1/2 Grapefruit
Chicken and Cabbage
Post Workout:
1 cup Coconut milk
1 scoop Whey Protein
1/2 Grapefruit
Choffy with Truvia and FF creamer
Taco salad (minus the taco part)
Diet Soda

Workout Routine:
5 mile run

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