Our Grateful Tree

I am always a sucker for a tree branch craft, so imagine how much I love a Thanksgiving grateful tree. For FHE this last Monday, I tried to get the kids to really think about the things that we are grateful for. It took some work for them to be serious, but they really loved writing and drawing (or telling me what to write) and then placing them on the tree.

For this tree, I just snapped off a piece from my tree in the back yard and spray painted it white. Instead of cut out leaves, I just did circles.. because I already had them.

One of my favorite parts of the activity was asking the kids to name something Dad is grateful for. It was pretty funny to hear what they see as Dad’s favorite things.. the gym, football, beef? Bentley said beef.. she’s on this weird beef kick.. She wrote “I love beef” on my foot the other night…

Some of my favorites from the tree:

pie-bentley

 

netflix-bentley

 

cars-bauer

 

definitely lemonade and definitely toast-bauer

 

 

Fall Family Shoot


One of my favorite families + one of my favorite locations = these delightful fall photos… I couldn’t decide for a second what it all equaled. But I did have fun as I bossed them around a little bit.


We went for a little bit more of an urban feel.. cause these guys, as you can see, are a little bit edgier.


Look at these cute kiddos! All grown up.


And just to mix it up a little bit, we stopped at one of my favorite fields..

Thanks for being cooperative with me and all my demands!