We Thanksgivikahed Dinovember

Did anyone see the facebook postings on Dinovember? I had a few friends post it (Thank you Rachel and Tina) and I was quite taken with the idea. These parents place dinosaurs in different poses in the house every night, mostly getting up to mischief.

After seeing it, I started to get obsessed about it.

It was just the kind of thing my father would have done for me when I was a kid. He often would make the extra effort in order to surprise and delight us. I told you about his elaborate tooth fairy tales before. But it didn’t end there. He did so many wonderful things when we were kids. I remember once I woke up in the tent I asked for my birthday!

So, Dinovember was just my alley.

But we put a twist on it.

We Thanksgivikahed Dinovember.

Day One. Also the first day of Hanukkah.

Day One. Also the first day of Hanukkah.

The first morning Jack found them and we started the legend of the mischievous Hanukkah bears. We didn’t count on the fact that they boys would each want one. And that they would each want to sleep with them to keep them out of trouble for the next night. We had to wait until they fell asleep and wrangle them away from them.

Day 2. Zip Lining Thanksgiving Hanukkah Bears.

Day 2. Zip Lining Thanksgiving Hanukkah Bears.

Here is a close up of their Thanksgiving get-ups…DSC_0203

Those are Hanukkah bears from Build a Bear Workshop. It’s actually very hard to find a Hanukkah mascot. A bubbeleh on the shelf, if you will.

Day 3. Also Black Friday. The Hanukkah Bears have a marshmallow battle against the Christmas Mascots.

Day 3. Also Black Friday. The Hanukkah Bears have a battle against the Christmas Mascots. 

Here is a close up of my toilet paper roll and construction paper mascots.

Here is a close up of my toilet paper roll and construction paper mascots. 

This bear in the back preferred to built a marshmallow man, not sure what the one next to him is doing. Laying in marshmallow?

This bear in the back preferred to build a snowman, and the last one is just laying in marshmallow.

Day 4. Looks like someone found the music bin.

Day 4. Looks like someone found the music bin.

There was an audience as well.

There was a bear audience as well.

Day 5. The bears toilet paper the bathroom.

Day 5. The bears toilet paper the bathroom.

On day 6, they partied with the original toys that come to life when no one is around…

Day 6. With Woody and Buzz.

Day 6. With Woody and Buzz.

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Day 7. Do you think we have enough stuffed animals?

Finally the bears were caught by Jack’s Switch & Go Dinos, four of which he received for Hanukkah. Other Hanukkah toys that Ben got, like superheros, The Buzz Lightyear Monster and Splinter, helped them.

Day 8. Finally Captured.

Day 8. Finally Captured.

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