Friday, October 23, 2009

The Kind of Girls who Jump in Puddles...

When I found out that I was pregnant, I really wanted girls. I hoped they would have curly hair. And I imagined the kind of girls who would play in the mud and jump in puddles. Well, here they are...

These girls can spend hours inspecting leaves, collecting stones, watching the birds, and talking to the ants.

How did I get so lucky?

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Crafty Birds - Making Trees out of Toilet Rolls

We made these sweet autum trees out of toilet paper rolls, burlap, and dried leaves.

Toilet paper rolls
Dried leaves
Card stock
Elmer's Glue
Paint brush

Step 1: Draw the tree top on green card stock.

Step 2: With Elmer's Glue attach leaves - let dry

Step 3: Cut burlap to fit the toilet paper roll and attach with Elmer's Glue

Step 4: Let dry and have lunch

Step 5: Cut 2 slits in the burlap-covered toilet paper roll and attach tree top to trunk

Step 6: Cut out tree animals on card stock (we used squirrels and hedgehog)

Step 7: Glue animals on tree

Step 8: Play!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Welcome Autumn

Why is autumn my favorite season?
Cooler days
Dropping leaves
Wearing lots of layers
Drinking apple cider
Planning birthday parties

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Pop, pop, pop, pop, pop...

I have taken a little break from blogging because we had visitors. The house is trashed, the girls are spoilt, and I ate chocolate for dinner last night. We miss you already Grandma and Grandpop. xx

Sunday, October 4, 2009

I heart Mrs. Bero

My favorite biscuits (cookies) are from my favorite cookbook, and my favorite cookbook is on a shelf in my mum's kitchen. We refer to the cookbook as Mrs. Bero and only recently (just a few minutes ago) did I notice that Bero is the name of the flour advertised throughout the book and isn't an actual person. Mrs. Bero - you will always be my goddess of domestication.

I heart Mrs. Bero

the perfect biscuit with pot of tea

I must blame Multiples and More for demoting my childhood hero into an imaginary friend (but thank you for caring about my cookie preferences.)

Weekend Fun

More scarecrows

More fountains

More projects (more to come...)

Friday, October 2, 2009

Tortoise Love

My dear Nola and Kira,

Your love of tortoise is an inherited trait passed down from generations of curly-haired people.

These tortoise were hatched by your Great Grandfather.

And now cared for by your grandfather.

And someday they will be for you.

They are 200 years of family fun!