Here is what they came up with yesterday. For about a half hour, every five minutes or so, alternating children would run inside and say, "I made you this," or "It's for Mother's Day," or "Flowers for you, Mommy. I love you!!"
Completely unprompted by me, they gathered berries, leaves, and seed pods, stuck them into pinecones, and called them decorations. I am displaying them proudly on my "mantel shelf" (lacking a fireplace, I installed a shelf over the ac intake vent...lol) and I absolutely ADORE them.
Apparently, the kitten likes them, too, since she keeps hiding on the stairs and knocking the one on the right off, then chasing it around the floor. (Looking at this picture, I am thinking it is time to paint the brown shelf white, eh?)
There is such pleasure to be found in simple treasures. I hope you find some today and hold them close. We have so much to be thankful for.
I held my treasures (the kids) once we took this picture, and properly thanked them with a nice cuddle-fest. God is good!!