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. :)


Whitney said...

We have to try the leaf glitter! So fun! And destructive, too, which will make my boys happy!

Also, Karly's dad, Mr. Ben, says his dad used to let lizards bite his ear to entertain the children when they were little. A little scary, but funny, too.

Whitney said...

Oh, and so it doesn't sound so weird (or maybe even weirder, who knows?) he called the dangling lizards his earrings.