There were no brown markers to be found. The tube of brown paint was as hard as a rock. This project was off to a shaky start.
Fortunately, Lily and Emmy were excited about the project, and Lily has an eye for color. She told me to add orange to the putrid brown paint I was trying to mix with black and beige paint, and it worked wonders! I painted the trunk on a long piece of paper while the girls started making leaves and hand prints out of construction paper. On the leaves we wrote things we are thankful for.
Emmy is thankful for “the world, love, mom and dad.” Lily is grateful for “family and friends, trees.”
|Emmy adds her leaf to the Thankful Tree.
|Lily has learned to pose for my photos!
I am so thankful that my children came downstairs this morning, eager to add more thankful leaves to our tree!
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Thank you to There’s Just One Mommy for the Tree of Thanks idea!
|Also linked to JDaniel4’s Mom