Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
My big girl's needed to supply a game for the annual All-Saints party at church tonight, and I saw a neat idea somewhere about making a bowling game from empty soda bottles.
Next was the fun part, I decorated each pin. I made some pumpkins and some ghosts. The ghosts were made with white paper face shapes glued on, and the pumpkins were made with a black sharpie for the face, and a handmade stem.
I bought a bag of artifical gourds and pumkins at Joann's Fabrics for 60% off, so I think the cost was about 2 dollars for 6. We used these for the "bowling ball". This set held up very well. About 20 kids played with them for an hour and they were still in great shape. The artificial gourds became chipped and cracked though. (They are styrofoam inside and a hard layer on the outside.) I thought about using a real gourd but I am afraid that it would end up as mush-so we will be sticking with artificial.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Kimberly is just loving this version of Mother Goose that we got from the library.
I had bought a package of wooden beads to use in future projects. Kimberly got a hold of them, so I gave her an egg carton and she was happily occupied putting them in and out of the carton for quite a while.
After she tired of that, I handed her a pipe cleaner and she spent another half an hour stringing the beads. I have aways preferred pipe cleaners to other things for stringing because the tots are so much more successful using this method.
I removed all the cards except the cards with the numbers 1, 2 and 3. Doing this, we used twelve cards to play with.
Kim and Luke then took turns picking out a card, they looked at it and we discussed the number on the back and the type of animal on the front of the card. The number of animals corresponds to the digit on the back.
After picking a card and counting the animals on the card, we match the animal to the correct playing board. The boards are divided into four categories, walkers, swimmers, flyers, and climbers. This is a game we will come back to time and again, because there are so many different ways it can be used.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Because I want to remember the great big 6'2" hero son that saved the girls, who were yelling "kill it, kill it!" but then the sensible young boy who said, "you had better get Mom, she probably wants to catch it!"
Because it is the wonder of this same boy as he studied our creature for several days as it stayed on the kitchen table, even while we ate.
Because I don't want to forget the daughter, who, two days before, yelled, "kill it!, upon returning from being out of the house, discovered that our spider had been granted an early release (out of doors). She then was upset with everyone because she didn't have a chance to say "good-bye!"
I post these pictures because I don't want to forget the family memories they bring vividly back to mind.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Everything didn't come out of the cup, but that's ok.
It is so yummy, scrape out the cup and share with your family. (But only if they smell it and come looking for it.)
You can find the recipe at Her Cup Overfloweth. I hope you enjoy!!
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
fingernails, a victory wasn't in the cards today.
Fans filled the sidelines with spirit showing on their faces.
The boy's soccer teamed helped to encourage the girls.
The score was tied 0-0 at halftime, and the "silly string" was flowing,
but as the sun began to fade, a ball slipped past our players, and a goal was scored against us.
On a wonderful bright note though, my dear Amy was honored by being named to the conference all-star team! Her coach Dad, was honored to pose with her for this celebration photo~
Way to Go, AMY!!