Wednesday, November 23, 2011

This is what thanks is all about.

Today I picked up Zack from school and he handed me this:


I about cried, and then laughed, and then about cried again.  Cried because this little kidlet wrote what he felt, and the fact that he wants to make me earrings is about the darndest sweetest thing.  I mean, what kid thinks of that???   And then I had to laugh because he didn't want to tell his older brothers that he wanted to make jewelry.  Which is equally adorable.  He'll prank them with plastic spiders in their beds, but he doesn't want them to know he has a sweet side.


I'm thankful for a son like this.  I've nurtured everything he's been interested in, whether it's been monster trucks, the solar system, or art.  And I'll share a secret and hope I'm not blowing it by saying it, but Zack picked out a Bead Soup for the upcoming book.  I hope I don't have to beg Kalmbach to keep that one in!


While thinking of thanks, I went back through my digital photo albums and found this photo of Zack when he was three:


His own box of beads, and he's already stringing.  What's better than a sippy cup, a snack, and beads?


Love you all, and Happy Thanksgiving.


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Lori Anderson creates jewelry for her web site, Lori Anderson Designs, and wrote the blog An Artist's Year Off.  She is the creator of the Bead Soup Blog Party.





39 comments:

  1. Oh, that's precious. He is a sweetie!

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  2. So Cute! You and your family have an awesome Thanksgiving! XO

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  3. He's so flipping adorable I can't stand it!

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  4. Oh, that's just too adorable! I'd hug him to pieces if I were there (and knew him!). Thank you for sharing this with us! (I love the innocence of kids)

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  5. A letter to treasure forever. So sweet. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  6. As my mom and grandmother would say, "That one goes in the box!" (the box being where they save the keepers of the nieces' artwork)

    So cute, so sweet, so heartfelt! You are a lucky lady.

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  7. It doesn't get better than that! What a blessing. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  8. Happy Thanksgiving! Wonderful post!

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  9. the best note ever! that is the sweetest gift :-)

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  10. How very thankful you must be for Zack and his father. The letter is precious and so is his photo you shared. Happy Thanksgiving...and making earrings.

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  11. That sure is one sweet "I'm Thankful" note!

    Aren't kids wonderful?

    Just today my husband and I were reminiscing, while snapping the ends of green beans, about when the twins (who are now 13 soon to be 14) would beg us to no end to help snap the beans! These days they are too busy with social lives but I'll always have the little things in life to savor the memories :)

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Lori!

    Cat

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  12. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day with your family. Love the post. We are thankful for you and your leadership with the Bead Soup.

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  13. That is the sweetest letter! Definitely one to cherish forever. Thank you for sharing. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  14. How wonderful to know Zac has a sweet, soft side. Even if he does hide it occasionally you'll always know it's there. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  15. Forgot to add that I hope we get to see the earrings he makes for you.

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  16. Just precious!!!! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  17. awww... how sweet! That is a treasure indeed. :)

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

    God bless and keep you,
    Sonia

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  18. That's the sweetest! That's what it's all about!!
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  19. How sweet, and how funny! I hope you and your family have a Blessed Thanksgiving!

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  20. You just really can't beat that--present or at 3! Those kinds of occasions make for happy, grateful memories to be sure!

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  21. Happy thanksgiving, Lori! Love you too, and your little guy is really, really precious!

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  22. Lori dear, you have the sweetest boy of the world, you can be proud. Give him a hug from me ♥.

    Have a lovely day, Happy Thanksgiving
    xxo Manuela

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  23. I remember Zack has always been artistic. How wonderful he wants to present you with earrings I bet he will do it too what a great kid!
    Hope your thanksgiving is sensational.
    Jackie

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  24. He is so sweet!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Ambra

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  25. Adorable! I love kids spontaneity and openness about their feelings. Happy thanksgiving!

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  26. It doesn't get much sweeter than that!

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  27. That's so sweet! I know you're so thankful to have a son like that. :)

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  28. Lori -this is so wonderful!! During the gem and mineral show this year my son purchased an amazing strand of pearls for me for Valentine's day. I have a Pearls Diploma from GIA and my husband told him 'You've got more guts than I do boy!"
    He did amazingly well - they're my absolute favorite! It seems they really do know us!!

    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

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  29. You have the cutest little guy..and so funny too.
    Hope you had a lovely day.

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  30. Precious! So much to be thankful for! Actually a sippy cup (the wine kind), a snack and beads right about now sounds good! :)

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  31. This blog is tolally wonderful. what sweet little KIDLET
    Be Thankful and
    Be blessed to be a blessing

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  32. Kids are so darn cute...this is about the sweetest letter I've ever seen....:-)

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  33. this is so sweet. I love it and I love youxox jean

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  34. That's so sweet of Zack. Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!

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  35. Cuteness! Our little men make it ALL worthwhile!

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