Monthly Archives September 2012

Early Halloween Fun/Trains

…above photo shows two happy boys with the easiest way to decorate a pumpkin – buy accessories instead of carving.  Mom likes the no mess process!

A Haunted House in Our House!

Our niche area has once again been transformed.  Now that Halloween is drawing near, we have had fun sprucing it up.  This was a family team effort too.  After I sketched the haunted house onto particle board, my husband cut it out for me.  I then had a fantastic time painting it.  I wanted the house to be uneven and weird so little curious minds would wonder about it.  Overall, I wanted the color tone to be simple so it wouldn’t take away from the entire scene (plus, that made it easier and faster to complete!  :)

The white vase was purchased at a second hand store, tree branches were from our back yard,...

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We Made Ugly Pie!

Boys Reading Ugly Pie and Making One Too!

Every so often, there’s a book the boys will want to check out over and over. For us, that book was Ugly Pie by Lisa Wheeler and illustrated by Heather Solomon.  It’s a cute story about a bear trying to find ingredients for his ugly pie.  I won’t spoil the details but that’s enough to give an idea about it!  Our boys love this story.  There’s also a recipe for making your own ugly pie in the back of the book.  So, after a trip to the grocery store to get the necessary ingredients, we made this pie on a rainy Friday night.  It was a perfect activity for an evening inside.

Check this book out for the complete details on how to make it...

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