I have really wanted to institute some family traditions around here, and since we're staying here for Thanksgiving and Christmas this year, I thought it was the right time to start.
Last year I saw a Thanksgiving countdown at Sugardoodle, but I thought Dean might be too little to really get it. This year I decided to do it, but I customized it for us. I made up 21 cards with pictures so Dean could pick one a day until Thanksgiving. I think I'm going to glue them to feathers and put them on a Turkey body so we'll "pluck the turkey" every day. I really hope I can keep up with it because I think it could be really good/fun for us.
Today's card was: I'm thankful for grandma and grandpa--draw a picture for grandparents and mail them a letter.
I asked Dean if he wanted to paint, draw, or glue shapes for them. We went with painting today. He was generous with the paint, so we're going to have to wait until tomorrow to send them.
This was Walter's first real art project. I usually just put water on his brush and let him "paint" with the water.