Sunday, October 30, 2011

A Homemade Christmas For Jada

How cute is this chest? I found it at Home Sense after an exhausting search for just the right storage system for Jada's doll clothes. Only $14.99

I bought some doll clothes off Etsy and have inlisted my mom to knit her some for Christmas as well. I added some baby bottles and doll cloth diapers and I pray she loves it. I have some more homemade gifts to post soon so please stay tuned

Thanks for looking:)

Friday, October 28, 2011

A Homemade Christmas Gift For My Husband

Each year I try to do a little homemade gifts but find it hard to come up with something for my hubby. We have a wood stove so we use lots of matches so why not dress it up a bit?

So I saw this idea on Pinterest but of course the one on Pinterest had the wood matches all nice stacked inside the jar as the jar was smaller. Oh well my husband will love it

So you will need a glass mason jar, wood matches, scissors, sand paper, marker and glue (optional)

Trace the insert for the ring cover on the back side of the sand paper. Then cut it out and stick the sandpaper circle right side up on the ring cover insert.

So it looks like this . This is so you can strike the match on the sand paper

Then add your matches and you are done!

You can dress your bottle up with ribbon or anything that makes it look pretty. If your child is helping you can ask him/her to add stickers:)

thanks for looking:)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Ghost feet

Yes I know we do this every year but I wanted to blog about it for my own records. This is so I can look back through the years at how my children's feet have grown year to year:) For what ever reason the dollar store didn't have black construction paper so this year we used blue :s

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

And The Gender Is.........

A Boy!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh my gosh as soon as the tech went to see the gender I saw and there was no denying it's a boy. Strange that I had a dream last week that my sister couldn't come to my appt so I called to tell her she was right that it's a boy! With Jada I had a similar dream before we found out she was a girl just like my dream said she would be. Crazy huh?!
Anyway pics of my sweet baby boy bug:

A big yawn
So sleepy

I suck my thumb

Just looking adorable at 19 weeks:)

Friday, October 21, 2011

Puzzle Pumpkins

Remember when I made the valentine puzzle hearts? Well I thought we would try making some pumpkins. I bought a huge bag of 2000 pieces from our local thrift store for .99 should last us a while:)

First I hot glued the puzzle pieces into a round shape.

The children painted them with tole paints. It is a must to use art smocks as the paint is not washable.

Then we had to let them dry all morning.

By afternoon they were ready to decorate with construction paper. Pretty cool activity for a rainy day like we had here in N.S last week:)

The books for todays activity:

This book is for the wee 12 and 16 month olds but the older children still love the sparkly pictures and lift the flap pages.

A great counting book for any child under the age of 5. We read this one probably 5 times in one sitting:)Thanks for looking and please see my sidebar for all the great blogs I link up to:)

Gender Guesses?

One more sleep and we find out if baby bug is a boy or girl. I will be over the moon either way but thought it would be fun to get your opinion:) Please excuse my bag pony tail hair, we were on a family adventure in the trails across the street from our house.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Halloween Treats

Fruit salad pumpkins (oranges)

I know I said I wouldn't be back until Sat but oh my gosh when I saw these I knew I had to try it out and blog about it.

Thanks for looking:)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wordless Wednesday~ Well almost

A yearly tradition to see how much Jada grows each year

Every year I do up some calendars of pictures of Jada and her cousin Eden for the grandparents and aunts. We went to a farm next door to my mom's because we wanted to buy some pumpkins, they welcomed us into the barns to take some great photos. My oldest sister was the photographer.

Sitting on the back of a tractor trailer with all the hayStanding on a huge hay bale

In other news we find out the gender of baby bug #2 this Saturday! EEEEk I'm so excited! This will be the first time seeing bug as they didn't show me the screen at my 7 week ultrasound. So I will be back to update Sat or Sun. I haven't been around to post lately as we have been busy organizing and enjoying the moments without a camera in the kids faces all the time. I will do up some posts next week I promise.
Again thanks to you all for the prayers for baby bug. We had a rough start but so far so good. I'm nervous about Saturday but fingers crossed bug shows us what we need to see:)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Gooble, Gooble!

Thanksgiving here in Canada is on Monday, so we made these adorable Turkeys. I can't remember where I saw something similar to these but I think it was on Pinterest ?

And here are just some of our books for this month. We are talking about Thanksgiving and Halloween of course!

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Sunday, October 2, 2011

October Activity Trays 2011

This months trays are very different from last year, as I wanted to combine fall, Thanksgiving and Halloween. You can see last years trays HERE last year I didn't do just one post of all my trays so I am sorry that it is all mixed in with other Halloween activities.

Tweezing pompoms into apple shaped icecube tray

So I borrowed the clothes pin counting activity from Musing of me
Michelle also has wonderful printables that she shares with all of us

Pony beads and a leaf tub cling

Counting felted achorns

Alphabet magnet pages found HERE

I will update as we do more trays. I just didn't want to make up a bunch all at once because I don't have room to store them all. Thanks for looking and please see my sidebar for all the great blogs I link up to:)

Saturday, October 1, 2011

October Sensory Bin

Hi everyone! I'm trying to stay on top of my programming and blogging:) Trying is the key word Ha!
Inside this months bin is: Orange dried beans, black beans, rubber snakes, frogs, spiders, and plastic candy corn and Halloween bags. You can see last years Halloween sensory Bin HERE
I haven't made any play dough yet as I want to make a big batch with the kids:)
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