It is Thanksgiving week, already, as if I haven't been inundated with enough Christmas frenzy already, we still have our Thankful Week to
rush through, I mean enjoy, before we head in to one of the most beautiful times of our Liturgical year, the season of Advent, of waiting, and preparation for the Birth of Our Lord.
This of course isn't the only week of the year that we are truly thankful for all the blessings in our lives, there are so many levels of gratefulness here at Sweetness and Light, it would take a year of blog posts to list them all, but for this week, we are focusing on our Family Life and Love and what it means to Supplicate and Praise God for all his goodness in our lives. Hearth and Home of course will be at the forefront as we prepare all of our delectable eats for Thanksgiving Day!
Our Thankful Tree is beginning to blossom, here's a picture of what it looked like last year at this time,
...and if you haven't seen all the lovely Thankful Tree pictures that Karen Edmisten put together last year, it's a nice visit for your week, and it's not too late to whip one of these up!! We will be watercolor painting more leaves today and filling up our tree all week!!
Picture Book Spotlight for this Week:
Chester Chipmunk's Thanksgiving by Barbara Williams
An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving by Louisa May Alcott
The Thanksgiving Story by Alice Dagliesh
Thanksgiving Poems selections by Myra Cohn Livingston
The Landing of the Pilgrims, Landmark Book
We made a lapbbok for Cranberry Thanksgiving several years ago, so I think this might be the week for a new one!! Our Stitches and Stories read-aloud this week will be An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving and listening to The Children's Book of America, The Pilgrims First Landing.
Another thing we will enjoy Wednesday in honor of The Presentation of the Child Mary is a scrumptious Carmel Apple Cider Teatime reminiscent of Dawn's yummy recipe! This is a must have treat and especially yummy to the littlest ones!
I hope you are having an especially calm week of Thanksgiving with your sweet families!