Since it's November, we started a "Thankful Tree" for Family Home Evening this week. For our lesson we talking about being thankful to Heavenly Father for all the ways he blesses us. After our lesson we drew some leaves and wrote down some of the things we are thankful for and put them on our tree. We're going to continue to think of blessings throughout the month, so by Thanksgiving our tree should be full of leaves.
It's kind of like a reverse fall. But since we don't have fall here anyway, I don't think it matters that our tree is gaining leaves instead of loosing them. At first when I said what we were doing, Andrew said,
"Okay, let's all make a green leaf..." and he started to give Rachel a green crayon.
"Actually, they can be any color of leaf. It's fall," I pointed out. Plus, it's a paper tree, and Rachel likes the white crayon the best.
"That's right, it is fall," he agreed and picked up a purple crayon, "Although the trees here are still all green."
Yeah, not to rub it in, but it's 25°C (which is like 77°F). That's one of the things I'm thankful for. I really don't like winter.
That's not on our tree yet, but here are some things that are, in no particular order:
- The Gospel
- The Atonement
- Our Branch in Cairo
There's still so much we have to be thankful for! I'm excited to see how full our tree will be by Thanksgiving.
Rachel's really getting into the Thanksgiving spirit. Yesterday when I got out of the shower, this is the face that greeted me.
We haven't even talked about pilgrims or Native Americans (First Nations/Indians/whatever you want to say...I am not very politically correct at times, I know) but Rachel's all over it! Apparently when Andrew asked her what she wanted to wear she brought him a pair of pants and refused to put on any shirt he offered her.
I thought the headband was a nice touch. She put that on herself.