Friday, November 5, 2010

gratitude 11.4.10

Here were ours from yesterday....

I am thankful for the close relationship I have with my mom...and that she's in VA!

Andrew is thankful for nanny coming to visit

I am heading to the Jersey shore for a family girl's weekend (me, mom, sis, aunt & 2 cousins!) today, so I prob won't post again until Monday...see you then!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Gratitude Project

Last night, I decided we needed to spread some gratitude and came up with the following idea...

I made a poster that simply says "We are grateful for..." and each of us (well, not J) will add something to it every day this month. With Thanksgiving around the corner, I thought this was a good activity. This time of year seems to become somewhat of a "selfish" time for Andrew, as he prepares to be showered with gifts for Hanukkah, his bday and Christmas. We tend to hear a lot of, "we should get that" or "I want that" or "I need that for my birthday". attitude for gratitude seemed to be just thing we needed around here... goal is to bring this activity into the blog, by writing each day what we are thankful for...

Day 1 - yesterday 10.2.10

Andrew is thankful for his playdate with Natalie
Amy is thankful for Jenna (Natalie's mom) who had Andrew over all day since there was no school and I had to work. She even took them bowling!!!

Day 2 - 10.3.10
Andrew is thankful for transformers
Amy is thankful for my hair - see Sara's blog and you'll know why - Sara is a good friend of my friend Lisa and I have been inspired through her blog.

Derek hasn't gotten the gratitude bug yet, but hopefully he'll have some things to add to our poster soon. I will add something every day and will ask Andrew too also, but I'm ok if he doesn't want to participate every day. I think gratitude is still a hard concept for an ALMOST 6 year old to understand.

THANKS in advance for following our attitude for gratitude posts....I encourage you to try the same project...and let me know how it goes!

Monday, November 1, 2010


as you can see, the costume dilemma was solved! not with much time to spare, mind you! MAYBE two hours prior to trick-or-treating, andrew decided he would be a sheriff. not quite sure how i got away with this easy costume...we had all the materials in the house...
*yellow shirt - recognize it? it's from last year's costume (man in the yellow hat)
*neck bandana - from his train conductor dress up gear
*hat - the one my mom and i bought at michaels - originally for the detective costume
*badge - made by my super awesome artistic husband :)
*gun - yes, the costume wouldn't be complete without it (says andrew!) he got to carry a watergun!

the boys had a great time trick-or-treating and made out with lots o' loot.....

good thing we don't visit the dentist until mid-november!!!

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