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Friday, December 12, 2008

Thankful Jar

During the month of November the boys and I made a "Thankful Jar." It was really fun. I brought down some tissue paper and had them rip it for me while I mod podged it on. The boys were so funny I would say rip a little piece for me, and they would rip a really little piece, think size of a small crumb. Then I would say rip it a little bigger, and it would be a half a piece of the paper. It took us a while to get an in-between size, but we did and it looks great! Then because I didn't want to see the mayo's label on the lid I spray painted it silver. It's gone over so well we still do it every night during dinner. Some of the things that the boys are thankful for are funny so here we go....

Tim: (we do this at dinner so most everything he says is food related but here are some that aren't) "for church" - he actually said that, need less to say I took a "mommy point" for that one. "Kiss-es" With two distinct syllables, it's really cute. "Out" pointing outside. Yes, he escapes a lot and I can find him playing in the dirt or the dog food.

Tommy: (his are so random and really funny) "for fish - because we get to keep them as pets" (at least he doesn't rub in that I've killed so many... Tim walks around the house all day saying "poor fish died") "for cold sauce" I have no idea what this is, any ideas? "Cookies because I like healthy and unhealthy food," "I'm not thankful today," (There was no changing his mind) "The square candy" (Starbursts) And this last one is funny... "For typewriters, because I can poke my name" (we don't own a typewriter....)

James:"For the funny things" (America's Funniest Home Videos). "Thankful for the Food Network" (Jen I thought you would appreciate that). "Tasting new foods, because I like it" I will be whipping this out every time he complains about something new... "My windpipe" -pointing to his throat. "Putting notes on the refrigerator for dad." And finally, "for Coco Puffs - because they are so healthy."

I truly am thankful for so many things but one thing that I'm thankful for is WINNING!!! Yes I won something!!! Do you want to know what it is... I'm sure you do.. I won a blog makeover!! I entered and through a very technical system my name was picked. Do you want one of your own... well lucky for you I have the link Bringing Creativity. You will have to pay for yours (don't worry they are affordable) because unlike you I WON!!!

Ok and here is something I am NOT thankful for... cheep hanger thingies. I tried to hang garland, and trying to find a cheaper way to do it I bought the cheaper hook things. Well the garland has retired to the floor because I'm tired of dragging a chair over to hang the dumb thing up 12 times a day. So until I get some better ones there it will stay.


1momof5 said...

Congrats on winning the blog makeover! I know how you feel because I WON ONE too! I am so excited for a new, unique style. I can't wait to see your new blog! PS--thanks for your comments yesterday!

Christy said...

That's such a great idea! I'm gonna do that... hope you don't mind if I steal it. :)

Leslie said...

The thankful jar is such a great idea!
p.s. I think the garland looks great!!

CynthiaK said...

I love the thankful jar idea. Will have to use that with the kids!

And, congrats on the blog makeover! Just re-did mine last month and it's so much fun to get a new look!

Thanks for popping by Crumbs today. Go SITS!

Emily said...

Your Thankful Jar is pure genius!

Congrats on winning something! You are somethin' special! ;)

Tranquility said...

What a great idea! I think I'll try this out in my home.
'I'm thankful' that you shared this idea!

Jamie said...

Hey SITSta! Sorry, I'm just getting around to commenting from yesterday! I basically passed out as soon as checking in for Roll Call and then went to bed at 8pm last night...woo, I was tired, hehe! cute blog & I LOVE that Thankful jar you and your boys did. They had some of the cutest things to be thankful for....The food network, hehe....church and "I'm not thankful today," hilarious! Have a Merry Christmas!

Colleen said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog last week.
Congrats on your win! I love the thankful jar. I do something similar but only concerning my job...that way when I have a really rough day, I pull out some things I loved on the good days.

The Acting Mom said...

Visiting from SITS.
Thankful jar: what a great idea!

Michaela said...

i love the idea of the thankful jar, I'll have to remember it when Muncher is older. Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

The Rambler said...

Great idea with the thankful jar...I made a memory jar for my mother years ago. My two sisters and I put in about 25 memories each with 2 jars....whenever she felt like it, she picked one read it and it was awesome to be the reason for a smile or to share something with her maybe she didn't realize we remembered :)

Congrats on the blog makeover.

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