Monday, November 19, 2012

Thankful Turkeys.....

I had been scouring Pinterest for some fun Thanksgiving crafts involving turkeys. I was super excited thinking that the kids would be really excited too. I cut out all the little pieces and had glue sticks laid out.
They were not into it at all.  It was pretty much a total fail. :(
I had my hopes up high, but in the end all they wanted to do was color on construction paper. After being frustrated and a bit angry I quickly got over it. So what if they didn't do what I thought they would want to do? So, they colored on paper and I assembled the turkeys. But, when it was time to fill out what we were thankful for, they actually both put a lot of thought (as much as you can when you are 2 and 3 1/2 ) and gave me some good answers.

Here is what Jaxson is thankful for:
His toys and room
Mommy and Daddy (heart swell)
Boats (?)
Lions (also ?)

Here is what Kendra is thankful for:
Jaxson :)

 Notice how Brandon and I aren't on the list? I was a little sad but I realize it is just a given in her little heart.  I do love that she said purses and dresses and am honestly shocked she didn't say shoes. She is such a little diva. :)

I love that the first thing Jaxson said he was thankful for was his house and that mommy and daddy were second. I must be doing something right, huh?


  1. Awe isn't that always the case? My kids rarely want to do what I want them to. When I was having mine think of things they were thankful for I asked several times, "what about mommy and daddy?" and the response was always "uhhh nope". Haha At least ONE of yours is thankful for you guys!

  2. SO sweet that jaxson answered mommy and daddy and house. kendra is just as thankful for you both, i am sure of it. :)
    their answers were adorable - pencils, boats and lions - awesome!
    i love the idea of the thankful friend's daughter made one the other day at school.
    you're always having so much fun together. <3
    wishing you a wonderful week and a very happy thanksgiving!!

  3. I love their little thankful lists! Kids are SO precious!

  4. You are ABSOLUTELY doing something right! Great job Momma!! :) Love their sweet lists

  5. Such sweet little lists! And I love the turkeys!

    Lions and Purses...SO CUTE!

  6. Bummer they weren't that in to the turkey crafts, but at least you got super sweet thankful lists out of them :) So cute!

  7. Love the Thankful lists! How cute :) Looks like you had a fun Thanksgiving!!!

    xo, Jenna

  8. Such a cute idea Ashley, capturing the things they are thankful for :)
    You should do this every year!!
    Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving xo

  9. Hi Ashley! I had a question for you and was hoping you could email me back to discuss? Thanks so much!

    - Carolyn