Sunday, November 1, 2009

Thanks: Day 1

Today we are starting a NEW calendar! And this one is a little different. Before I just used to put stickers on the day of the week. Now the calendar is in a folder:

And it looks like this inside:

Mommy says I will get to open a flap every day and check out the activity picture inside to see what Thanksgiving activity we're going to do that day! Today is a fire truck. I wonder what we're gonna do...

Anyway, we are are going to do 30 Days of Thanks this month, so I told Mommy some of the things I'm thankful for today. Here it is:
  1. George, my stuffed monkey who lets me dress him in my clothes
  2. Angels who say "Glory to God!" and "Don't be scared!" and are in the sky
  3. Jesus
  4. Playdough and mixing yellow and blue playdough
  5. Handel's Messiah
  6. Gum from Mommy's purse
Mommy's Note: If you're interested in playing along with 30 Days of Thanks, check out other bloggers who are doing this:
Or register at 30 Days of for gratitude ideas.

And check out Pumpkin Patch for an excellent resource of 30 Thanksgiving activity ideas for kids on her 30 Days of Thanks and Giving post!


Ticia said...

What a fun idea! I'm checking out those sites later today.

Conny said...

Oh, I'm so tickled you joined in on the 30 Days of Thanks! I've got a McLinky thing going on my blog - my first time doing that - I'm so excited that I actually figured out how to do all that...
Anyway, I was browsing around your blog - like what I'm reading - and am super curious about the American-Mozambique connection :) I am AMerican-German (or German-American?) so I always like international perspectives! In any case, I look forward to getting to know more about you - and I am thankful to have some partners in giving thanks this month!

Conny said...

PS I too am a HUGE fan of Handel's Messiah!!!!! (and Jesus and of angels who say things like "Glory to God in the Highest"!) :)

Infant Bibliophile said...

What a cute idea. Walking the other day with my 2 year old, I tried to explain what it meant to be thankful, and I asked him what he was thankful for. He said "help," so I said, "well, what makes you happy?" He said, "mama!" Then I asked for more things and he pointed to a yellow sign and said "yaya!" (he does love yellow). Then, he couldn't think of more, so I said, "well, what makes you say 'yay' when you do it?" I thought he'd mention riding the little carousel at the market. He said, without hesitation, "poo poo!" It's true, he does say "yay" when he does it. I think it's because we said that the one time he went in the potty. Now it's a game for me to quiz him and him to name other things he's grateful for - games with Dada, diggers, etc.