It was a busy day at school today. Isabella and a few of her classmates did the school news this morning. She's been practicing her script all week! Man were they cute! I had to take the pictures through the glass of the media window.... we we're allowed in while they were broadcasting. The media room at school is supervised by a couple of adults, but basically operated by students in the upper grades. Each student eventually gets to be part of the news team and learn about broadcasting. The segment is then broadcast in all of the classrooms every morning.
Such a serious little reporter!
Today they also had their Thanksgiving Feast. They spent time yesterday during class baking muffins and preparing home made applesauce and butter. And of course their was turkey and pumpkin pie! Just before the feast, they put on a cute little Thanksgiving recital for all of us. I'm thankful for having today off and was able to help out and be a part of it all.
We packaged up our shoe box this weekend and dropped it off at the church. Isabella and I had so much fun filling it up with little goodies for some special little girl. We jam-packed that little box! Isabella was amazed at all the wrapped shoe boxes that lined the walls in church.... from floor to ceiling. What an incredible feeling knowing such a simple act of generosity could bring joy and hope to a child.
When I first told Isabella that we were going to do this little project to help a child that isn't as fortunate, she thought it would be fun. It was so wonderful to see how involved she became and as she watched the video's on the website and saw the conditions that some of these children live in, I could see a change in her. She was honestly touched by this. Especially hearing about a little Russian girl who received such a box.
As we were leaving the church after dropping off our box, Isabella tenderly took my hand and said to me, "mama, I feel so good about doing this". This just warmed my heart. I'm so proud of my little girl.... she gets it. She is discovering the true meaning of Christmas.
Yep, that's a whole turkey dinner right there! The little red things are cranberries, and the white cotton balls are mashed potatoes. (There's even corn and green beans on the other side of the bird that you can't see). Such creative little minds at work!