Friday, November 30, 2007


I have always known that TV and children just don't mix. And at our house, we rarely have the TV on when the kids are awake. There is an occasional "Little Einsteins" or "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" show on in the morning but our main TV is downstairs and we are upstairs most of the day. Jaclyn watched her first cartoon at our house when she was 17 months old...right when Oliver came along. And even then she wasn't really interested in it. But, at our last MOM's meeting our speaker talked about the dangers of TV....the I-bet-you'll-think-twice-about-watching-your-child-sit-in-front-of-your-TV kind of dangers. Did you know that your child's brain waves are moving just as fast in front of the TV as they would be if he/she was staring at a blank wall? Oh my gosh! No wonder some kids are ready to spin circles after sitting in front of the tube!

So after hearing this I took matters into my own hands. I'm happy to say that we have been TV-free for the past 2 days. ...and no one really cares.

Here are some more stats on Television and the Family.

  • Children under the age of 9 are not cognitively and emotionally prepared to handle watching the evening news.

  • By the time a child is 18 years old, he/she will have viewed 200,000+ acts of violence.

  • Advertisers spend on average $700 million per year individually on sales pitches to children.

  • More than 60% of the commercials are for cereal, candy, and toys. (Meat, milk products, bread, juice make up only 4% of ads shown during "childhood viewing time.")

  • Children who do NOT have TVs in their bedrooms do better in school.

  • Kids who watch 25 hours of TV per week show increases in agressive behavior, childhood obesity, and sleep distrubances.

  • The average child in America spends FIVE hours per day watching TV and playing video/computer games.

Sources: American Academy of Pediatrics Guidelines for Parents: Television and the Family; Selling Out America's Children, David Walsh, PhD.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Two Good to be True!

These girls...I tell ya, I just want to chew on them all day long. They are at such a wonderful stage. The babbling, smiling, giggling....they are so fun and I love them "more than all the stars in the sky" as Julia would say.

Little Sister Hazel
Very Ticklish
About 1.5 lbs lighter

The drooler (as you can see)
Wakes up first in the morning
Cut her first tooth

Like Jaclyn, she wants nothing to do with cuddling before naps and bedtime.

Big Sister Norah
Making noise most of the time
Will laugh if you just look at her
No teeth yet
Same length as her sister
Wakes up babbling in their crib
Like Oli, she loves to snuggle before naps and bedtime. She'll "sing" as I hum to her.

Thankful Thursday

1. Eucerin
2. Listening to my husband's calming voice as he gets Oliver out of bed in the morning. (Oli needs some convincing sometimes that even if he has to make a pit stop at the changing table, he'll still get breakfast.)
3. The smell of a baby's breath
4. Inspirational speakers who talk about "How to give your kids more by giving them less"
5. The sound of silence
6. Slippers
7. The glisten of white lights on a Christmas tree at night
8. Little hands. (When is the last time you just looked at your little one's fingers and hands in action? cute!)
9. Orange juice-Country style..the thicker the better
10. Beth Moore.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

A blast I might say...

Yesterday was a busy day! The kids and I drove down to spend the day with a friend from college who lives an hour away. They live on the cutest little amish farm that they bought and gutted a couple of summers ago. I feel like I can take a deep breath when we're at her house...their driveway is like a mile long, they have horses, no indoor plumbing. Just kidding about the indoor plumbing, but it is a very peaceful place. She's a friend that I ran cross country with who is now married and has a 2 1/2 year old daughter. The kids had a great time and the mommies did too. We enjoyed catching up, playing with the kids, and sewing my tie-up curtains for my scrapbooking room. She is a great seamstress...and sews the cutest little vintage outfits for her daughter...the kind that should be sold for top dollar. Anyways, here is what the day looked like in a shorter-than-long version.

6am- Alarm went off, showered and ready before twins woke up
6:55-Twins up and bottles fed
7:15-Jaclyn up and breakfast started
7:25-Oliver out of his crib and breakfast
7:45-Jaclyn dressed herself with the clothes I set out for her
7:50-Diapers changed and new outfits on for 3 youngest
8:05-Take diaper bag, fabric, baby toys, pack-n-play, bottles, formula, and purse to car. Start car.
8:20-Get all coats, hats, and mittens out and start bundling Oliver, helping Jaclyn
8:25-Put twins in their carseat under cozy Bundle me.
8:30-Change Oliver's diaper...again!
8:35-Start loading big kids in carseats....and then little kids.
8:45-Pull out of driveway and head to a coffee shop for a free coffee (I'm not saying which shop because it wasn't Starbucks and I don't advertise anything but the best. But, it was free..I had to take advantage of it. And, my Starbucks was 15 min's out of the way round trip.)
10:00-Arrive at "Countryville Lane"
Play, talk, play
Eat, talk, play (How yummy does chili and shredded goat cheese with homemade bread and flax oil sound??)
12:30-Set up Oliver's pack-n-play in the bathroom...put him down for nap.
Twins sleep on master bed.
Jaclyn sleeps in spare bed.
Precious playmate sleeps in her bed.
12:45-3-talk, sew, talk, laugh, talk, sew, iron.
3:00 Big kids up and snacks..then out to the barn to see the horses with playmate's daddy.
4:00-twins up and bottles
4:30-Out the driveway beginning our hour trip home....and to finish talking about "silos, animals that bite, round bales, buffalo, and why Jesus wants us to help others."

A blast I might say! ...and a perfect sunset made with shades of orange, blue, yellow, and pink to top it off.

Monday, November 26, 2007

I've lost my Bloggy Mind

Call me an early addict or call it the 4 sips I took of my husband's Iced Venti 1/2 Caf "Oh-so-nasty" Eggnog Latte. (Blahhh!) But I think I've lost my Bloggy Mind. Last night as I was trying to fall eyes felt as if they were being held open with sticky tack. I hate that. All I could think about was a specific blog topic that I needed to write about. More details later.

If you'll hang in there with me...

So, I am new at this whole Blogger World. I don't know all the tips and tricks like some of you veterans. But I do know that I have been thinking a lot more about personal identity on the internet. First I gave all our children an alias and now I am going to change our online address to This will happen tonight at 10pm. Hopefully I'll see you all back here again.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

If you play me a Jennifer Knapp song...

If you play me a Jennifer Knapp song...
I'll think of my friend, Lauren, from college at Northwestern.

As I think about college...
I'll dance happy memories through my head of my days in Moyer 7.

When I think of happy memories with great friends...
I'll laugh out loud about how boisterous and crazy my friend Stace was.

When I reminsce about stellar moments with Stace...
I'll be reminded of our '00 Homecoming Pep Rally.

As I rerun our Pep Rally through my head I'll remember the Goldfish contest and how we thought this was soo funny and entertaining...until we were both nominated to participate.

Then I'll get sick to my stomach and have to pull the car over to eliminate excess food particals that were not digested yet because I'll remember EATING 17 LIVE GOLDFISH AND STILL LOSING THE CONTEST.

...I'll do this...all because you played me a Jennifer Knapp song.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

4 things you might not know about me.

I read this over at All about Us and thought I'd join in.

Four jobs I have had in my life

  1. YMCA staff (anything you can think of, I did it.)
  2. Toddler Teacher in Childcare Center
  3. First grade teacher
  4. Barista at Starbucks

Movies I Would Watch Over and Over

  1. The Notebook
  2. Hitch
  3. Dumb and Dumber
  4. Die Hard-Live Free or Die Hard

TV Shows that I watch

  1. The Bachelor
  2. The Unit
  3. Friday Night Lights
  4. LIVE with Regis and Kelly (Kelly and I would be BEST friends if she lived next door.)

Four Places I have been

  1. Germany
  2. France
  3. Jamaica
  4. Cozumel (Honeymoon!)

Four People who E-mail / Call Me Often

  1. My mom
  2. mom
  3. mom..
  4. do I even need to say it?

Four of My Favorite Foods

  1. Veggie Sandwiches from Brugger's
  2. Breakfast foods (waffles, pancakes, eggs, hashbrowns, you name it.)
  3. Lemon Cream cake from Olive Garden
  4. Salads...the best being Oriental Chicken from Applebee's

Four places I would rather be right now

  1. Skiing in Montana
  2. Relaxing beachside in Jamaica
  3. Shopping
  4. On a Cruise somewhere...I've never been.

Things I am looking forward to this year

  1. every year.
  2. Watching the twins continue to develop their own personalities
  3. Park dates next summer.
  4. My hubby's and my ski trip in January.

Want to play? Consider yourself tagged and please let me know you decided to play!

Happy Birthday Little Brother!!

Today is my little brother Derek's birthday! Well, he's not physically my little brother-standing 6'4"-but he is 3 years younger. I love him d.e.a.r.l.y!!!
Throughout the years he has engraved many wonderful and comical memories in my head. Like the day he, my other younger brother, Shane, and I were all standing in the entryway--bombarding my mom with events from our day at school--as she walked in from work. I think we were 6, 8, and 10...give or take a year. Anyways, I was trying to tell my mom about my 4-H rabbit that I found dead, Shane was trying to tell her why he had to stay in from recess, and then there was little Derek who was trying to get a few words in.
"Mom," he said, "Look!" He opened his mouth to show a huge chunk of his front tooth chipped off. We all stopped and looked at him in a disbelief-kind-of-stare.
"What happened?" she said.
Well, he was playing kickball on the tennis courts at school and ran into a pole, leaving part of his tooth behind. But the funny part, the part that explains where most of our humor came from growing up is when he replied with, "It's o.k. mommy, it will grow back."
Little did he wouldn't. It was his permanent tooth. All in all, everything worked out..and we can laugh about it now. Thanks, D, for being the most generous, gratious, thoughtful, joyful, "Uncle D" that you are. We love you so much!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Everything that we need.

"Dear Jesus,
Thank you for everything that we need. Thank you for Emma and thank you for........
everything that we need, and thank you for our neighbors Emma and Allie. And, thank you for everything....that we need. And thank you for (silence).........everything that we need. Amen!"

I'm so happy that Julia now loves to pray. This is what our supper prayer sounded like tonight. And her bedtime prayer. Come to think of it, probably our breakfast prayer tomorrow morning, too.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!! Thankful Thursday

1. The bottle of coffee Frappacino that my husband bought for me to pump us up for our 2.5 hour drive at 8:30 this morning.
2. Great conversation with my hubby on our way to Thanksgiving.
3. Hearing Jaclyn ask Oli if she could hold his hand during our ride.
4. Martin's chocolate oatmeal treats that he brought today-they were heaven in my mouth.
5. Watching the 3 cousins (all 3-year-old girls) run around and play together-ALL DAY!
6. Watching Oliver tag along.
7. Watching Oliver haul mini marshmallows around in his matchbox tractor and trailers.
8. A Thanksgiving meal that was divine!!
9. Over 2 hours of belly laughing while playing Apples to Apples, Like Minds, and Blokus.
10. Great conversation with family we don't see often.
11. Watching videos of my husband as a young child at past Thanksgivings.
12. Seeing the snow fall while we were in the car.
13. Making Geneva and Layla laugh while we were changing their diapers.
14.....I could go on and on..but I'll stop here. I hope your Thanksgiving was a great one!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Are you a little confused...

It's the night before Thanksgiving, I've packed everything we would need for the four children for our big trip tomorrow...they're sitting by the door ready for our early exit tomorrow morning, my salad is prepped and ready to be assembled when we arrive, and I really have nothing else to do..except to paint my nails this really cool "Pat on black" what do I do??? I decide to create an alias for each of my children on 4 under 3. So I went back through EVERY. ONE. OF. MY. POSTS and changed each name. Hmmm....I know. But I just wanted to warn those of you who know us outside of "bloggy world" so you don't think that I have completely lost it. (tip to remember: "big sister" twin is Geneva, "little sister" is Layla... Think of it this way...G comes before L in the alphabet.)

Two Cart Train

We did it again. Last night I took the kids shopping by myself, all four this time. The store of choice was Target. Mr. Marvelous was out of town for the night and I was feeling confined to the house after naps so I loaded everyone up and we headed out. It was a quick trip. We found a couple outfits for the little girls & two bottles of fingernail polish (one was my choice and the other was J's), got wonderfully nutritious meals at the food court...ahmm...., and an Iced Venti sweetened Black tea lemonade at Starbucks. Shhhh...don't tell anyone at my Starbucks that I purchased at an independent Starbucks store like Target's. How did we do it this time, you ask? The same as last...I pulled Luke's cart and pushed Norah and Hazel who were in their carseats in the other cart, J walking along side. It was great!
After we got in the car to leave J asked, "Mommy weren't we soooo good!?"
I have no pictures of the event but here is one of our little teething-drooler Hazel.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

I have a date with Oprah.

My friend, Ehlan, posted about Julia Roberts being on Oprah yesterday which reminded me that TODAY IS OPRAH'S FAVORITE THINGS show. I can't wait! I have to start brainstorming now of how to keep the 4 kiddos entertained while I indulge in a little Mommy-time with Oprah.

Black Friday

I can honestly say that I have NEVER been shopping on the day after Thanksgiving. Growing up, my family didn't get into Black Friday shopping yours Stace....and since we've been married, well, we've pretty much had babies the entire time, almost, and I never really got the urge to go hit the sales before the sun came up. However, 2 years ago Jaclyn and I had to run to Burnsville for something. I don't remember what it was but I do remember that it was supposed to be a really quick trip there and back. Yea right!!! Our 20 min drive there turned into almost an hour because of the traffic that started about half way there. It was stop and go for about a half hour. Ahhh..I was about pulling my hair out. It was then that I realized that I am best at home the day after Thanksgiving, eating turkey sandwiches and leftover pumpkin pie. My husband on the other hand ventured out last year at 4am. He said Best Buy and Walmart had the biggest lines. You know, the ones that wrap up and down the aisles inside and then end up curling around the store outside... Wow. Regardless of the great deals, like this GPS system by Tomtom that retails for $399 but is on sale for $119 on this special day, I'll be staying home again. Am I the only one that misses out on all this "fun?" What are some things you HAVE to get this Black Friday?

Monday, November 19, 2007

I had to do it....

it was driving. me. crazy!!!! Even after numerous hours spent trying to understand Wigets, CSS, streamline, r:header//slekdrjwelkrje crazy ewrwoerjes, blog-talk I STILL couldn't figure out how to center our Viking picture on our sidebar. I was tired of seeing Julia fall off our picture. So I had to part with my fun polka dots. I hope you'll still visit me. ;)

I'm jumpin' on....

the mommy-of-a-teething-baby bandwagon, that is!
Congratulations, Layla!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Thankful Thursday

I'm thankful...

1. that Julia and Luke LOVE eachother

2. that Mr. Marvelous has XBOX night with his friends every other Thur.

3. Cranberry Omega-3 Flaxseed cookies

4. for Rachael Ray at 3:00

5. that Luke loves giving kisses

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

I conquered a fear today...

...taking the 3 youngest to the doctor all by myself. Yes, Oli, Geneva & Layla have been battling a cold for too long so I took them in this morning. I left Jaclyn across the street at the neighbors to play because I didn't want to infest her with yucky germs from the clinic. I was pretty proud of Oliver. He showed an improvement with the listening skills today. He held on to the double stroller while we walked from the car to the front doors of the well as back to the car. I showered him with compliments and he seemed pretty proud of himself. I felt like he was going to bee line it to the parking lot the entire time...but he refrained. For some reason Jaclyn had an amazing amount of self control when she was Oliver's age and I never worried about that kind of thing (except the one time she wanted to play tag in Marshall Field's shoe department last winter). Then, he was very entertained by the Dora book in the room while we were waiting for the doctor...which helped a lot. The girls were great. You know...they were fed, changed, burped, and amused by their dangling carseat they really had nothing to complain about. So a great trip....except....that ALL THREE have Bronchitis, Oliver the least intense...but he has a slight ear infections on top of it. :(

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

I'm still in awe of Planetshakers...

I haven't blogged in a couple of days..hours....not because I haven't had time to get to the computer but because when I'm at the computer all I'm doing is listening to Planetshakers. I am still in awe of their music. And I guess Luke likes them too because just now, he walked in pushing his teddy bear (from Karna) in Julia's baby stroller....stopped in front of me, picked up little Teddy, hugged him close with one hand while putting the other hand in the air as if he was "praising Jesus." Oh I wish I had that on video.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Turn on your speakers...check PlanetShakers Out.

You've GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!! Ever since Amy Grant's The Collection CD back in elementary school when I would jam out to El Shaddai...well, as much as you could jam out to that song, I did....I have been accoustically drawn to music. I loved Amy Grant, DC Talk during their "Down with the DC Talk" debut cd, and Petra. Then I took a stray turn down the Country Music road only to turn onto the Hip Hop train for a couple of years and then back to Christian music. Throughout these listening years..I felt I really knew my music. My mom always said, "If you memorized The Bible like you do that music, you would be a walking plethora of knowledge." But now....Where was I when PLANETSHAKERS was recording all their amazing songs? Who of you have heard of this group? I came across this group just today...and was caught stunned with their annointing behind the microphone. My favorite type of music is Praise & Worship, Darlene Zschech/Hillsong & Vineyard being at the top, so this music fits right in. After "Yahooing" them I found they have cds all the way back to 2000-12 in all. (I'm saying this with astonishment.) "Dedicated to the cause of Christ, it is their desire to see this planet impacted by the power of God." Are there any other groups out there that I have missed?

A Stay-at-Home Mom

I like how Jill Savage puts it. "Motherhood is a gift and a season of life to treasure. If you’re a mom, you can stand with dignity, offer no apology for what you do, and say, "I’m a wife and mother. I love my job.""

Jill Savage, author of Professionalizing Motherhood, encourages moms to take pride in their chosen career and share with people that they are in the profession of motherhood. While attending the Hearts at Home conference here in Rochester a couple of months ago, I was refreshed in knowing that this career that Mitch and I have chosen for myself is the perfect place for me right now. Even though some days I feel that I would be much more appreciated in the "professional" workplace, I really do try and cherish each one of my days during this season of my life.

After my weekend with other moms, sitting through great sessions about how to take care of the "Me in Momy"...I was encouraged to rethink my role as a SAHM. I have created a Purpose-Oriented To-Do List for my house. It helps to remind me of the greater impact I have in our house. I hope it does the same for you.

This list reflects not only the tasks that a I as a full-time mom accomplish during the day, but also my reasons for doing them and my long-term goals as a mother.
*Read to Jaclyn, Oli, Geneva & Layla to expand their imagination and comprehension skills.
*Help Luke climb the ladder at the park to develop strong muscles.
*Take Jaclyn & Oliver to the library to expand their knowledge of pumpkins and changing leaves.
*Snuggle with Geneva & Layla to embed a sense of security and love in them.
*Teach Jaclyn how to write her name and use scissors to prepare her for Kindergarten.
*Wash four loads of laundry to take care of my family’s physical needs.
*Prepare breakfast to give my children a nutritional start to the day.
*Clean up the kitchen to take care of the home God has given me.
*Cook dinner to give my family the opportunity to sit, talk and be refreshed.

Rethink what you do and why you do it. The value of being there for our children in simple ways can never be underestimated.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

If I was to be granted 3 wishes....

Today I would wish-

To be able to snap my fingers when I wanted to:

1. unload the dishwasher (However, I don't mind filling it. It's kind of a challenge for me each time I fill it, I like to see if I can organize it so I can fit the most in.)

2. put my make up on and do my hair (Self explanatory)

3. Send out a letter or package to a friend (I think about my friends every day but somewhere between what I'd like to write/send them and a stamped package in the mailbox or at the post gets lost.
What are your 3?

Friday, November 9, 2007

What does a mom do....

This morning I woke up ambitious to make a trip to Walmart, with the children. Not Jaclyn though. She left last night with Grandma Net and Great Grandma to spend a couple of days with them. So after the girls' morning nap, cut short by about a half hour, we ran to a friends house for an hour to play than proceeded on to get some groceries. I knew I had 1 1/2 hours to shop, get home and feed Oliver lunch and have them all down for their 1:00 nap. (Any later than that and the girls come "unglued.") I figured that Walmart would have some sort of contraption that would allow a parent of 3 young children to all ride in the same cart. Wrong. Why? Why wouldn't Sam realize that if he isn't going to offer a child care area inside his store (like Hyvee Barlow) he should make it convenient for parents like me to manuever through the store with my three little ones? We ended up having Oliver sit in one cart, strapped in, along with one of the babies in the big part of the cart in her carseat. Then the other baby did the same in the other cart. Then I pushed Oliver's cart and pulled the second behind me. Talk about a circus walking up and down the aisles. I do have to say that all three children were PERFECT, I guess counteracting the UNPERFECT DOUBLE CART situation.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Thankful Thursday

1. The way Luke moves his legs while he dances.

2. "Red Cup" season at Starbuck. (It started today.)

3. Psalms 91:11
"For He shall set His angels charge over you to keep you in all your ways."

4. Grandparents

5. Electric fireplaces during the fall and winter.

6. My friend Stacey's post on Tuesday about "Daddies." (Check it out, it made me laugh out loud)

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Bluff Valley Lights

I forgot to tell you all that Saturday night we loaded all the kids up around 6 and drove out to Zumbrota (about 1/2 hour away) to go to the Bluff Valley Lights. It was really fun. I didn't bring the camera because it was enough to get everyone bundled and out the door..and I can't imagine taking any time to click some pics now that I look back anyways. Bluff Valley Campground has lights set up so that you can drive through this 15 min'ish show. We turned our radio to a special station and they talked to us all the way through it. Jaclyn and Oliver moved up to the front seat while I sat in the back and fed the babies their bottles.

Some of the kids' favorites were:

the football player kicking the football,
the fish jumping out of the water,

and the waterfall that we drove under at the end.

After we drove through, we parked and walked into the light maze. I pushed the twins in the double and Jaclyn led us all through. It was crazy cool. It wasn't easy either. We had to turn around a couple of times. Some things that we didn't do was glow-in-the-dark mini golf, basketball, and frisbee. Even, Geneva and Layla were very entertained by all the flashing lights.

Rub a dub, dub!

Every Tuesday morning Luke goes to Allison's to play and the girls and I take a shower together. Mitch and I started bringing J and L in the shower with us as soon as they could hold their head up good. It just seems to work well for us that way. I kind of laugh looking back to a period of my life while living in our last town....J was not 2 yet and L was about 3 months old and we would all get in the shower, me holding L in one arm trying to scrub down J, L, and myself with the other. It must have been a much more convenient process than it sounds now since that is how we bathed. So after a few months of bathing the twins one at a time over the kitchen sink I decided it was time to share this family tradition with them. Sure enough, they love it just as much as I remember the older two loving it...kicking, splashing, laughing, and smiling throughout. It's not really any harder, or easier I guess, this time around. Obviously, I can't hold both babies at the same time so they go in infant baths on the floor leaving both arms available to clean all 4 of us. However, there are two of twice as many armpits, ears, and necks to get extra clean. What are some things you have found that works in your house?

Monday, November 5, 2007

Don't let the bed bugs bite!

I felt like today was a pre-childbearing Saturday. Mitch took the day off, my mom came to watch the children, and I spent the day with my hubby. To start the day I got to choose the restaurant for breakfast. I was craving crepes so we went to Pannekoken but they didn't have any so we turned around and walked out. Then we called two other restaurants, nope. Then we called my mother-in-law and were sent to Cafe Primo. After Strawberry Crepes we moved on to Toys R Us for a little Christmas shopping, then to Select Comfort in search of a MUCH needed new bed. This is where my little known fact comes in. Do you know where the phrase "Don't let the bed bugs bite" comes from? Stephen from Select Comfort shared his knowledge of beds with us. You see, back in the day people would take their sewn "pads" out to the barn and stuff them with straw. While they slept at night, bugs would crawl inside the pad and make their way up the straw where they would feast on their sleepers. To keep this from happening people would wake and flip their pad over so that the bugs were at the bottom allowing a few more hours of sleep before the bugs made their way back up to the top. Here is where the phrase comes in. Fun huh? Well, we learned more than just that....My sleep number is 35 and Mitch is a 50. How many of you have a Sleep Number? Do you recommend it? We loved it.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Thanksgiving is in the Air!!

Being an elementary teacher by trade, I naturally engage our children, Julia especially, in arts and crafts. (Luke still has a hard time keeping crayons, markers, and glue out of his mouth. So, he usually makes sticker collages.) I'm so happy that she loves them almost as much as I do. It seems like as soon as November rolls around we could do a Thanksgiving or Christmas craft every day and still not get all my favorites in before Christmas is here and gone. Here is our first craft for the Thanksgiving holiday. We made a Handprint Turkey. I made mine a couple of days ago as an example for her. She did so good. What a budding little artist!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Thankful Thursday!!

1. Egg bakes with Hashbrowns in them.
3. A long hot shower before anyone is up.
4. Cool days with a hot sun.
5. My MOPS leader, Becky, she makes me laugh.
6. Hazel's smile. Most of the time it's a side smile.
7. My husband coming home for lunch.
8. Miniature candybar bites.
9. Crockpots
10. Norah's squooshy cheeks.