Thursday, October 29, 2009
We joined Ella's class for a trip to the zoo today. It was perfect to be on top of the mountain. We touched a screech owl and learned the word "crepuscular". Does it get much better? The drive was beautiful, the fog nestling down in the hollows of the mountains and the orange, red, and brown leaves on the hillsides. There won't be many more days for wearing shorts.
Tonight the kids and I carved two pumpkins. Ella picked out every seed and we roasted them with a bit of olive oil and salt.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
I just made my first holiday purchases for the sweet potatoes. Remembering the stockings when I was little, I got John and Ella nutcrackers. They will have nuts and oranges in their socks this year. I found slates and slate pencils for both of them, twig colored pencils and Stockmar watercolors.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
For now I'm making dolls, making a quilt with fifteen second graders, and trying to keep Ruby off of the dining room table. Let's just say it is a full time job.