Happy Turkey Day!

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To make this cute little turkey below, you need a red apple, big and small marshmallows, cranberries, raisins, a gummy worm and toothpicks. This is a fun craft project for the kids for Thanksgiving!

To make this cute little turkey below, you need a red apple, big and small marshmallows, cranberries, raisins, a gummy worm and toothpicks. This is a fun craft project for the kids for Thanksgiving!

I want to wish you and your loved ones a very happy Thanksgiving. My sister is visiting us and she’s going to get a chance to have a real Thanksgiving meal. Well, “real” may not be exact since I do use some of the same ingredients but I change the recipes. I guess you can call it a French-American Thanksgiving meal!

I’m thankful for many things this year, but here are just a few that come to mind:

  • I’m thankful for my health.
  • I’m thankful for my kids. They are my rock and I’m so proud of them and how they’re growing up.
  • I’m thankful for my kids’ teachers, who do such an awesome job every day.
  • I’m thankful for the internet, which has opened up so many opportunities to connect with people from all over the world for work or leisure.
  • I should add I’m thankful for WiFi, especially when it’s free.
  • I’m thankful for the new work clients who gave me their trust this year.
  • I’m thankful for my camera and the great pictures it lets me take.
  • I’m thankful for PiBoIdMo 2013 (Picture Book Idea Month), which gave me the opportunity to come up with so many book ideas in just 30 days. I’m now motivated to start working on a manuscript for several of them in 2014.
  • I’m thankful for books. All sorts of books, for adults and for children, funny books, sad books, books about real stuff, books about made-up stuff…

What are you thankful for this year?

By the way, we have a white board at our house on which I draw a new picture every few days, usually something funny or unexpected. My 5-year old didn’t seem very impressed with my turkey drawing (I found the original online), which was apparently “BORING!”, so he asked if he could add some “color” to the picture. He ended up with a Thanksgiving, Fourth of July (fireworks), Christmas (snowman) and Easter (basket and Easter eggs) picture. I’m not sure what that holiday would be called, but I think it would be… amazing! Happy Turkey Day!

Happy Turkey Day!

Happy Turkey Day!

13 responses to “Happy Turkey Day!

  1. Your turkeys are FAB ~ both the apple craft and the white board!!! Hope you, the boys, and your sister all enjoy a “real” Thanksgiving.

    Gobble. Gobble.

  2. Hmm, I thought I left a comment, but I don’t see it here. I was on my phone, so maybe it didn’t go through. Well, regardless, Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Love the apple craft turkey…I think I will do that with Jeremy tonight.:) And I also love the white board idea…and especially the encouragement to allow your kids to add/edit/revise. :) :)

    Happy Thanksgiving, Milka…you are a bright light in blogging!
    I’ve enjoyed PiBoIdMo as well…a notebook of ideas is super to have!

  4. Love the Turkey fruit and the stunning Art piece. Truly a festive, fun, unique way to spread the holiday spirit.

  5. That has to be the most creative turkey I’ve ever seen. I’m thankful for all those things too – including your kids because they give me hope for the future. Hope you had a fun Thanksgiving!

    • We had a great time, thank you. My kids don’t like the Thanksgiving foods (they must get the French gene from me…) but they managed to eat some turkey, green beans and the apple tart, so it was a big success!
      You should see our white board now. I drew Rudolph the reindeer and my 7-year old is going to draw a snowman next. We’ll be keeping the Xmas theme up the whole month!

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