Thursday, October 29, 2009

I forgot to tell you

B learned how to ride a bike! We were at my parents' house last week and the kids weren't sure what to do with themselves so I sent them outside to play up at the circle. When I got out there after taking a shower, B was riding a bike. He tried a few months ago when he was there and couldn't do it and when we got home he never wanted to ride. Jeff said to me, "one day he'll decide he wants to ride and he'll be able to do it by himself." That's just what happened. By the time we left my parents' he was riding down hills and over curbs. I'm so proud of my little guy!
Here's a picture of the kids in their new pj's. My mother sends all the grand kids pj's every year. She was always worried about her kids being cold and now she likes to make sure her grand kids are nice and snug. The kids love them-thanks Mom!
I also have to thank Dawn from Renaissance Mama for the new bath products I received in the mail. I was the lucky winner of her generous giveaway a week or two back. I purchased the Rosemary and Orange Shampoo and Conditioner and some Coconut Soap using the $25 gift certificate she sent me. My limp, lifeless hair is now looking shiny and healthy. I love the smell of the soap too. Thank you Dawn!

Monday, October 26, 2009

What we've been up to the last couple of weeks

Visit to Montreal. . . Museum of Archaeology, Chinese Lantern Festival at the botanical garden, the Science Center.

Worrying about swine flu. Got the shot-today.

Home schooling-Pilgrims, Puritans, The Witch of Blackbird Pond, Salem Witch Trials, The Matchlock Gun, writing poems, birds and bird migration. New math program-Right Start Math. Yeah!

Grandparents and Uncle Steven came for a visit. Jeff played a free round of golf with his dad and brother.

Visit to my parents' in MA. Haircuts. Lots of reading-The Time Traveler's Wife. Dinner at our favorite Thai restaurant. Chess. Othello. Beautiful foliage.

That's about it. See you soon!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

B's glow in the dark owl craft

Today B finished up an owl he has been working on for a couple of days. The inspiration for the owl came from That Artist Woman. We changed the craft a little by using our triangle paper cut-outs for feathers, pipe cleaners for claws and we painted over the whites of his eyes with glow in the dark paint. The eyes really do glow! I think we may make black cats with glow in the dark eyes next.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Silly socks and more crafting fun

Yesterday was silly sock day at B's soccer practice. We decided to decorate B's socks with felt faces and silk leaf fairies. He won some tie dyed socks for his creativity. The cold, rainy weather has kept us inside and we've been doing more fall crafts. We made these trees with a water color background and then made the trees by blowing the paint around.

We used some square and triangle paper cut-outs for the leaves.

J and B also finished up their leaf salt dough decorations.

J remembered making houses out of paper in second grade and wanted to try this out again.

Here's a happy little cat decorated by B.

Lastly, we strung up some peanuts for the squirrels.