|My Little Guy Turned |
One in August!!
|Flower Girls and Bridesmaids|
|Little Guy and Me at the|
Dress Rehersal of My Brother's
|The Beautiful Bride, Groomsemen & My Bro...|
Look at that lovely fall backdrop!
|Big Stuff Having Fun at Rehersal|
And now for a look at what fun we had with reading in September and October...
|In September we did an apple unit for Cousin Days.|
|Definitely my favorite book about apples; probably|
one of my favorite books of all time.
|Storytime on Cousin Day, reading Apples to Oregon. For |
some fun ideas with this book go here.
|We read, and re-read, The Apple Doll a lot through this unit.|
One of the fun parts was seeing the apple tree through all the
different seasons of the year.
|We decided to make apple trees in the |
shape of our arm and hand--one for each season.
|The arm is the trunk, and the fingers are |
|Since Mom did the cutting, Big Stuff worked on ripping green|
paper for leaves. This is a great way to work on building those
fine motor skills in the fingers.
|At first Big Stuff just wanted to pull the paper with fists, so|
I ripped little "starter" rips for him to get the hang of ripping.
|We labeled an arm and hand for each season. We decided to start|
with fall, the season we are in!
|Then we glued on paper for leaves . . .|
|. . . and decorated each with craft supplies we had around the house.|
Pink tissue paper flowers and bee stickers for Spring; hole-punched
red paper dots for small apples beginning to grow in the Summer; big
apples and leaves falling from the tree in Autumn; and flour and
glitter for snow in the Winter. We got the idea for making trees
from hands here.
|On one of our Cousin Days we took a windy|
walk around my parents' land (where the
wedding was), and had a picnic. You can see
the tulle blowing in the background.
|My Little Guy is getting so big!|
|Another book we enjoyed in October was Pumpkins by Ken |
Robbins. Great photographs depicting the life cycle of a
pumpkin and its many fun uses.
|Making the most of the good fall weather,|
we did some "painting" outside with
watercolor pencils. Love these because
it is like watercolor painting, but you only
use water, so it is less mess. Go here for
a great song about orange pumpkins
growing on a vine!
|"P" is for pumpkin and painting!|
|I drew a big "P" for Big Stuff to trace with his paintbrush.|
|He always tries to put the pencil behind |
his ear like he sees his grandpas doing.
|We hope your family had as wonderful of an October as we did!|