Sunday, November 23, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Each night for the past couple of weeks we have thought of something we are thankful for, put it on a turkey feather and added it to our turkey. This has been a great family activity. A few of the things Abby has listed: tadpoles, lizards, Cleo and chocolate.

Want to add a little excitement to your Playdoh? Add some wiggle eyes. :)

If you are in need of a good book, check out the one I am reading now (over on the right hand side). I am really enjoying it. Click on it for more info.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

This Girl...

We have a running list of things Abby has been bitten by: a duck, a horse, a goat and a lizard. So far it was just fingers that had been assaulted but yesterday one of these little guys took a chomp right on her nose. They are harmless for the most part but it did hurt and left a very small mark. You would think that maybe she would leave them alone after having this happen but she was right back on the horse, so to speak, today and caught 6 more. When I became a parent I never thought I would need to say, "it is not a good idea to give a lizard a kiss on the head or anywhere else for that matter."

On to the business of the week, what to do with all these leaves that are falling.

Leaf Art

First we collected some dry leaves and crunched them into little bits.

Then we used glue to draw pictures on paper.
Spread the bits of leaves over the glue and then shake them off.

Then let it dry and bring it in and hang it on the fridge (or forget about it like we did and let the wind blow it to the neighbors yard).

I am in the process of making a Leaves of Our Yard book to help us identify what trees we have and we will also add some leaves to my composter.

Another way Abby has enjoyed the leaves is by staying in Adam's path as he uses the leaf blower. If you decide to try this at home better leave time for a bath before bed. :)

Monday, November 10, 2008

The Renaissance Festival

We spent the day at the Renaissance Festival on Saturday. We had a blast and yes we had one of those giant turkey legs. My hands were way too greasy to get a picture of it though.

Abby and her buddy Jacob were so excited to get their very own knight helmet, hood, not sure what the proper name for it is.

It is not every day that you get to meet a fairy.

Coming up next week: what to do with a yard full of leaves.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Our Little Ladybug

Happy Halloween everyone. We spent the evening with our good friends, The Queens. We were in no way using them for their great Trick-or-Treating neighborhood. :) The girls had such a good time.
We were also lucky enough to have Grandma Gail come for a visit. She and Abby had so much fun together and Adam and I enjoyed a few nights out alone. Thanks so much for making the trip Gail.

The Time Is Near - Election Day 08!

I can not wait for Tuesday to come so we can get this election over with and move forward. If your guy does not win I have some words from the Veggie Tales to comfort you...

God is bigger than the boogie man. He's bigger than Godzilla and the monsters on tv. Oh God is bigger than the boogie man and he's watching over you and me.

I am in no way implying that our future leader is a scary creature (so many jokes I could make here) but I am trying to look at the bigger picture. Regardless of who wins/loses, our world will keep on turning and we will all go on with our lives. Things will be okay. :) So go vote and let's get this show on the road.

This post was not sponsored or approved by The Godless Americans. (a joke for my NC residents) :)