Doe, Hart and Stag stopped by to much on our plants (grrrrr &*&@#!!) this morning. They spotted me trough the French doors but weren’t the least bit intimidated. I really like the bottom picture — a shame that the sun was shining right at me. Would have been lovely with snow on the ground. And the tree dressed in lights. Might have made a nice Christmas card!
And was named for the above Andy as the kids study all about the artists this year. At the moment the children are learning about Edvard Munch, and, fitting as it is with Halloween approaching, they are learning about The Scream.
Andy (the Piggy!) needed a home for the long weekend. He is an absolute love and such a doll. We all love having him here. The kids especially. And while they would love one of their very own, unfortunately their allergies won’t allow for such. Perhaps he’ll come for a visit again later on in the school year. Meantime we’ll have fun with him and enjoy him while he is here!
Rebecca made a house for Andy!
Oh, No! Andy’s house is on fire! Fire fighter Alexander to the rescue!
Andy goes to school!
Using your brush paint a section of the vase with your craft glue. Paste the cut out pieces of orange tissue over the glue making sure that there is no clear glass showing through. It is fine for the tissue paper to overlap. It makes a really pretty effect. Paint over all the tissue paper again with the glue. When the vase is covered with tissue paper and glue apply the three black triangles so that they resemble two eyes and a mouth. Paint over those as well. Let dry overnight.
I think we need a Pumpkin Spice Lovers Club… What to you all think?
Ps. These too were found at the Great Tarjay! I had looked everywhere locally I could imagine and this was the only place that had them.
Not only did we have a great day but somehow it ended up being an extremely productive one as well. I got beds and sheets changed. I managed and updated my excel spreadsheet for the wrapping paper fundraiser for school. I did laundry. I put laundry away! I ran the dishwasher. I put the dishes away! I cleaned the kitchen and scrubbed the floor — Admittedly that was because somehow a bowl of raisin bran ended up on the floor!
We lounged in after a very late night at a Japanese restaurant the night before. Our friend’s daughter was celebrating her 7th Birthday and a few families were invited. We had our own, private room and the kids could be kids without having to be totally quiet and sit completely still. My boys had never been to a Japanese restaurant before and they adored it! They adored everything about it from the chef’s fancy knife-work, to the fire, to the way the food was cooked to the food itself!
And since today is the first day of October, I think the holiday season is officially upon us! Off to the races!