Friday, October 29, 2010

What I'm reading: The Giver

A friend of mine was telling me about her all time favorite book called "The Giver" by Lois Lowry. I had never heard of the book or the author, but the story sounded interesting. Plus it being her all time favorite book had me curious. The other day she stopped by my house and dropped it off for me to read.

It is a short book, 180 pages, about a utopian society that has seemily freed themselves from all pain life can have, but in doing this they also cut out the joy life carries. That's all I will say, take the short read to find out what happens.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Anna's Art - Seek & Find

Anna drew this photo of Amelia on the potty. My girls are at the age where anything to do with the potty is very funny!

What I like best about this drawing is she also made it a seek & find. You have to find all 6 orange juice cups with straws.

When Amelia heard that I really liked Anna's seek & find she had to make her own... can you find all 9 green plates?

Monday, October 25, 2010

Halloween Sneak Peak

Anna wanted to be a bunny and she wanted it to be a zip up costume like her ducky costume last year. I added white fluffy fabric to a footy sleeper we already had. The ears we had from easter and I just added the bow. I made the carrots from felt. That white fur fabric was a pain to work with, I am still vacuuming up fur!

But it is worth it! She loves it and she looks so cute!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Apple Picking

It's good clean fun, kicking off the fall season with a school field trip to the apple orchard. A perfect day starting off a bit cool and warming up. Eating as many apples as you wanted, watching cute little pig races and the adventure of running through the apple fields with your friends. I think Brian and the girls had a great day!