Friday, October 10, 2008

Fall Leaves

I haven't really had a chance to decorate for fall but I have been enjoying the changing colors of the leaves though it seems to be taking a while. Today as I stood at the bus stop waiting for Colin, I noticed that only one tree on our street has changed color all the way to a magnificent orange. I wish I had my camera on me, but since I didn't I thought it would be fun to bring some of that color in to our home. After Colin's bus came we went over and gathered some leaves for our table, I really wasn't sure what to do with them. But I found a crystal bowl we received for our wedding and this is what I came up with. The plus is that it was completely free but the draw back in using real leaves is that they will dry out and have to be replaced every couple days. I won't light the candle it is just for looks I am not looking to start a fire in my house. If I had an electric one that would be fun to have in the middle.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Family Notebook

I have been struggling with organizing all my papers that I need to keep, they normally end up in a pile that I go through a couple times a week.  So when I saw this simple idea on the blog "The Gift Closet" I knew it would work perfect for us.  I needed a way to keep things simple and safe.  I have a pile of things Colin has done at school that eventually will probably have there own notebook but for right now this will work great.  There is a deferent section for my piles and I can always add more.  I finally sat down and made it last night between Colby's 15 min naps. But I got it done, now I just need to buy more page protectors.

Front Page
Contact & Medical Info
Colin's Section
Conner's section
Colby's section
Craft Ideas

Monday, October 6, 2008

Chapter books

Colin is having his first book fair at his school and I am wondering what the first chapter books you read to your children were?  Why I ask is because I just realized that Colin follows stories really well.  Here is how it happened:  I borrowed "The Spiderwick Chronicles" on CD from the library to listen to around town. I haven't seen the movie yet and wanted to read the books first, since they are short, I figured it would be fun to listen to while running errands.  Colin loved listening to the story also.  If I had to rewind it when we got back in the car he would tell me that we had all ready heard that part.  I have read short picture books to them but I think that it would be fun to read a chapter book together. It would be something just for him and I, we would read a chapter before quiet time.  So what are some great books out there that a 4 almost 5 year old would enjoy?