Planning for parties is almost as fun as the party itself! First of all, many lists must be made. Shopping lists, To-Do lists, Timelines for making all the treats. Fun stuff! Sam and I went grocery shopping last weekend and bought the drink materials during the week. On the list for Halloween goodies: (1) Slushy… Continue reading Halloween Par-tay Treats
On the subject of Halloween costumes: I’m usually pretty lazy when it comes to Halloween… last year I just wore a cute flowered dress and said I was a “field of flowers.” Yeah, lazy. This year we hosted a party so I wanted to do something closer to an actual costume. I’m still pretty lazy,… Continue reading Past and Present
Guess who’s ready for Halloween? The cats, of course! Here is Cora, Queen of the Nile in a blue headdress complete with snake. Yes, she enjoys this very much. So does Sam, because he wanted to be a Pharoah. Tali begged and begged to be a chicken, but then she got shy and wouldn’t put… Continue reading Costuming the Cats
Look who’s getting ready for Halloween… that would be the Dornans! Found this cute kitty at Hallmark… black like Tali with a gift of the dead variety to represent Cora. Cute little ghosty! He lights up but you can’t tell from the picture. This replaces any real live pumpkin. We are (ok, to be truthful,… Continue reading Halloween Arrivals!
It’s that time of year… the holidays are starting to pile up on the calendar! I like crafty Holiday things, but last year I was getting overwhelmed with magazine tear-outs and idea pages printed from the internet, so I created a Holiday notebook. Just a simple three-ring binder, with page protectors for each page. I… Continue reading Holidays
I’m a couple weeks into the AR project at school. It’s been fun to focus on Young Adult Literature! After school I look for books (on my reading level, like a good student), bring them home to read, and test the next day. Here’s what my Reading Log is looking like at the moment: 2nd… Continue reading AR Update
It’s hard to choose a favorite book… but here’s one that makes the top 10 of my favorite children’s books: Roxaboxen, by Alice Mclerren Interest level: Grades K-3 This book just embodies childhood. Creating an imaginary world out of the bits and pieces that adults overlook is at the heart of any child’s imaginative play. … Continue reading (A) Favorite!