Saturday, October 29, 2011

Fall party with snow!

Snow in October? Yep we enjoyed our first snow for the season today and my oh my it is beautiful. Just wanted to share some pics...

View of the back hillside

The front walk is blocked by down trees :-(

The hens are not happy about the sudden change in weather!

Some quick decorating for the much requested "party" that momma was continually questioned about for the past two weeks. We just ate dinner at the cool pumpkin table and danced around with costumes from the dress up box.
If you are curious how I made the "bat tree" as it has been named, you'll need...
Scrawny corn stalks (from our failed corn crop)
Tree limbs (we used crab apple)
Canning jar
Pack of rubber bats (found these at Kmart)
Spider web stuff
Optional marbles or sand to weigh down jar or stack some pumpkins around :-)

I just crammed everything in the jar, Sugar Bean hung the bats and we strung some webbing. That's it! Instant decor! I put some candy in canning jars because who doesn't love some country charm?!

We don't go all creepy Halloween here just fun kiddi stuff. Painting pumpkins, make cookies, a few coloring projects, and throw around some streamers. Then momma makes dinner and we eat. Super simple and just enough excitement to make the kids happy.

Wiggles making cookies.

Sugar Bean too! They ate half of them by lunchtime!

Snow before November is just crazy!

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tip Tuesday

We often have lil ones making big messes and momma can only keep up with so much or shall I say put up with so much! Don't overlook the opportunity to teach even the wee ones how to clean up after themselves.

Spilled milk? Hand them a rag as well and let them assist in the clean up. No point in yelling or throwing a fit just show them how to clean it up.
June Bug is notorious for coloring the floor, furniture and appliances. So....

Time for baby to clean up...

Never overlook the chance to teach!

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tip Tuesday

Okay y'all, we are going to take a shot at a weekly post... Tip Tuesday! Let's see if I can remember to stick w it. Lol! Of course I'll do my best to pick up the rhythm with general blogging now that life is balancing out!

So.... Tip Tuesday

A marvelous use for those to go drink trays. I was about to toss these when *epiphany* let's store the paint cups in them! These paint cups were previously tossed around in a box and always falling over. Perfect! Soon June Bug will have her own set too so I'll have to collect another drink holder. This should get the creative juices flowing... What else can you store in these?

Tip two! Why not a bonus tip?!

A child's garden tote bag works wonders for organizing crayons, markers, colored pencils, twistables, scissors, etc. We place it in the middle of the table for Sugar Bean and Wiggles to get creative. June bug is limited to just crayons right now so it's kept out of her reach.

Feel free to share your creative and useful tips!

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