Saturday, October 31, 2009


Thanks so much to Debbie over at Children Grow, Children Explore, Children Learn. She is a wonderful woman who didn't even question taking time out of her day to help a stranger, me.

You hear so much talk about how we get so caught up in our own lives that we never take the time to help others. However, it is so important that we do. We need to set examples like this for our children, if we want them to grow up to be caring, effective citizens.

So, I just want to publicly thank Debbie for being so giving of herself and helping me.

Here is my button, Finally.


Friday, October 30, 2009

13th Annual Zoo Boo

Our local zoo, which is awesome by the way, has an annual event called Zoo Boo. It is held down in the zoo at night and it is so cool. People from local businesses dress up and stand scattered around handing out treats. The zoo is all decorated and they have glowing jack-o-lanterns everywhere.

However, since it was so yucky today, check out the prior post, they held Zoo Boo in the local middle school. Let's just say it didn't come anywhere close to the normal event. But, D had fun anyway and that's what counts, Right?

This year D NEEDED to be a vampire. Why? Because Max, from Max and Ruby, was a vampire.

Trick or Treat

Thank you

Hanging out McGruff the Crime Dog.

Meeting the Bank of the West Bear.

One pooped vampire.

Snow, Yay! NOT!

This is my backyard as we speak. Am I excited? Not so much.

But he is.

Quick mom take the picture so I can play.

His hat didn't last long.



What a weirdo!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Experimenting with Sugar

I have been busy packing up the house and I happened upon this box of sugar cubes. I think they are left overs from a school project N did a few years ago. Not wanting to pack them for NY and not wanting to throw them away either, I decided that D and I should experiment with them.

First, we got a cup of hot water and a cup of cold water with ice cubes.

Then we dropped in the sugar cubes to see in which one the cubes would dissolve fastest. D loved watching the cube fall apart. The hot water won by a land/sugar slide.

We then looked at the sugar crystals with a magnifying glass.

Of course, we had to try a sample.


We then did some construction and demolition.

Finally, we kept adding cubes until the water was saturated and couldn't hold any more sugar. He liked the looks of the water because it almost gets a greasy look when this happens.

Of course, we had to sample the water too. He wasn't happy with me when I took it away. Maybe our next lesson needs to be about healthy teeth.

Blog Button UGH

Ok so I am trying to make a button and on my blog it looks all great but, when I tried it out by adding it to my blog as a button in my sidebar the picture comes up in a scroll box and since I have now spent at least 45 mins with it and can't figure it out I am asking for HELP. Does this make ANY sense.

Someone please figure it out for me PLEASE.

I am SO frustrated.

Thanks in advance for making my life EASIER!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Open Ended Art- Pumpkins

This week at Mommies Wise Little Bookworms the Open Ended Art theme was Pumpkins.

D has not really been into doing any art lately. Last week I had a project ready to go and out for 3-4 days and I would ask him every once in awhile if he wanted to do it and he always said No. Maybe he just didn't find it interesting. It was gluing ghosts I had cut out of our Halloween napkins on a piece of paper.

This week we just did an oldie but goodie.

Cookie cutter painting.

He wanted to paint on both sides so, he had me hold the paper in front of a fan. He was to cold to hold the painting himself so he took the picture. Goofy Guy.


Ok, so this is the big debate, dark wood or white cabinets? We know we are going to have wood flooring but, we can't seem to agree on cabinets. Neither of these kitchens are going to look like ours. I just picked them for the color of the cabinets.

I posted a poll so please vote and tell me what you prefer.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Check Out My Johnson

Ok, So I know that sounds bad but, I thought it was funny.

Anyway, I bought this lovely piece at the thrift store about a month ago. The print isn't a print at all. It's fabric. Not that that has any thing to do with anything. So, anyway, I took out the butterflies and painted the frame black.

Then, I just painted the back side of the cardboard off white. I printed out our last name and the year we were married. If my cricut wasn't already packed this whole process would have been deleted. Anyway, gosh how many times have I said anyway? Anyway, I colored in the back of the words with pencil, just the words, so pencil marks would not be everywhere. This process is basically like using carbon paper

Then I flipped it over. Centered it and traced the letters to transfer the words to the cardboard. After that, I painted them in with black paint. Some of the pencil marks transferred around the letters but, I liked that it gave it a worn, aged look so I actually added some other marks.

It is actually fairly large. The frame is a little over 3 feet long.

I hung it in our entryway. I will probably go in our new family room or dining room.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Tot School

Tot School

If you would like to see what other tots have been up to this week visit

I wanted to work on patterns but, D would not hear of it. He only wanted to match like erasers and stack them.

Practicing pouring and of course, washing dishes.

This is one of D's favorites.

Listening to Blueberries for Sal. One of my all time favorites.

This is one of File Folder Fun newer games called Monster Manners

It was a great addition to our week.

I have seen a bunch of posts with a felt board activity similar to this. I can't remember where I saw it and I hate not giving people credit. Sorry.

N had to jump in and make one of his own. D's is on the left and N's is on the right. N taught D that if you turn some of the mouths upside down they look like mustaches. Cool. I would have never thought of that.

These are just cards that I picked up from the Target $ Spot earlier this fall.

The pack came with opposites, shapes and colors. We are just using the opposites today.
A sequencing activity. Again, I have not taken the time to figure out how to do PDFs so, if you want this one email me.

Hope you all had a great week!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

You Dirty Dog, You

The star of the show, Isabelle Genevieve, the dirty dog.

Wet Dog.

Soapy Dog.

Rinsed Dog.

Dry Dog.

Clean Dog.

Sir Lancelot in Dirty Dog II- The Sequel