We made these "Christmas Trees" with pinecones and small terracotta pots. Will was sleepy so his enthusiasm was a little low. But they turned out nice. I added some ribbon with my glue gun for some extra pop. They really make my window sills look festive!!
Just wanted to share with everyone a cool link my friend passed along to me. It is a video of Santa for your child. He will say the child's name and talk to him/her about what they want for Christmas! It is so cool! And completely FREE!!http://portablenorthpole.tv/home
Here are some pics of some bats we made using little pumpkins,black paint and craft foam. Will has been so into projects lately and I am super excited -I never thought he would ever have the attention span for crafts. I still try to make sure they are small projects and usually we do them in stages.
A couple of weekends ago we had our first annual Halloween Party-or as Will calls it-a Ween Party! I had so much fun making decorations and even got brave enough to make the pinata. It had a few challenges along the way but I was happy with the way it turned out. One thing I wasn't expecting was how cold it was. I had planned a cool skeleton scavenger hunt to do in the dark but the kids were freezing. We were going to play "hot potato" with a severed hand but it scared some of the kids so we did it "old school" with an actual potato. Everyone had a good time even Will who for some reason refused to wear his Thomas the Train costume. We did,however, manage to get him to wear his dinosaur hoodie. You never can tell what is going on in the 3yr old brain! I already have some ideas planned for next year-I can't wait!!
Daddy and cousin Anthony My Pinata Too much fog machine!!
Here is a little project Will and I did. This was a Martha Stewart kit that was on clearance for 3.00 at our local AC Moore. All the shapes were adhesive on the back so no messy glue to deal with! He turned out cute and Will had fun making him. What a great project for a rainy day-not to mention Halloween!
Today's theme was "Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs" in the book (and movie) food rains down on a small town. It rains pancakes,juice, mac and cheese -OK nuggets were not a part of it but Will asked for it! And wait.....why do I have and empty muffin cup???? Well I'll tell you! In an ironic twist I was about to put some leftover meatballs in the tin and .....I dropped the container and it "rained" meatballs in my kitchen!!! So we were missing the meatball part of this tin. I should have taken a pic there was sauce all over my white cabinets!! Oh well!
On Friday night we went to see a Greenville Drive game. The Drive is a minor league team for the Red Sox - and yes I know it's practically a sin for someone who grew up in New York in a Yankees household to be supporting the Red Sox but I love baseball! Plus it was free and closer than going to Atlanta! A girl in my mom's group invited everyone to join her and her family watch the game. Her husband ,who is is a die hard Red Sox fan,( I try not to hold that against him!LOL!) got a box for this playoff game and they were generous enough to invite anyone who was interested. Will seemed to enjoy it he had the same attention span as the other kids who seemed to be just as excited over the big bowl of popcorn!LOL! But it may be a while before we take him to a game where he will have to stay in his seat. After the game they did fireworks and a tribute to 911. I had a great time trying out my new camera and for once got decent shots of fireworks. It was a perfect evening. And in case you are wondering the Drive beat Asheville and won the Division!!
We are so excited to have our great Muffin Tin Monday Swap Package from Andrea and her little girl at "Good Girl Gone Redneck" It turns out it was at the post office and my mail lady didn't even leave a note. It was so worth the wait!!! I had been thinking about buying the set of silly feet-I can't wait to use them. Will has been lining them up and making a choochoo out of them. Thanks so much Andrea and I am so sorry about all the confusion! PS-Will really loves the pirate puzzle too!
I had some cute ideas that I wanted to do today for the theme "People and Faces" but my son has a limited selections of foods he will eat! I got some sparkly Wilton writing icing I was going to use on bananas or Nilla Wafers to make faces but Will wouldn't try it. So this is what we came up with!
I was out the house for most of the day with appointments and errands and this is how Will and Daddy spent their time. Will was so excited when I came home he said "Big boat-mon(c'mon)" I had just moved Will's tool bench from over there so it wouldn't be so cluttered-now I have a boat in my living room! What can I say,toys are taking over my house!