Monday, November 17, 2008

It's November

Apparently, someone is confused. It's November and our high tomorrow is 39 with a chance of snow.


Friday, November 7, 2008

It's fall today

The kids have been enjoying the mountains of leaves. The boy went out today just as a gust of wind sent sheets of leaves down from the treetops. He looked at me with excitement and said, "It's fall today!!"

Yes, indeed. Fall is here!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Pizza Pinwheels

I found a recipe for these somewhere in the labyrinth that is the Internet.

Just take crescent roll doll and lay out 2 triangles together, so it's still a rectangle. Flatten with a rolling pin then add cheese and pepperoni or whatever you like. The green one's happen to be feta, mozzarella and spinach.

Roll them up tightly, then slice roll into pinwheels. Bake according to crescent roll package.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Perler Bead Tic-Tac-Toe game boards

The girl wanted to raise money for Heifer International. In order to raise money, she made 8 Tic-Tac-Toe gameboards to sell. They took about an hour and a half each. Her friends each contributed hand-made crafts to sell also. That, and the generosity of our friends, family and neighbors, enabled her to raise $280! That will buy a goat, 6 rabbits, and about 35 chickens for families in need across the globe. You can find out more about Heifer Project by visiting


We try to do jack-o-lanterns every year. This year, the girl dove right in with both hands. She cleaned, cut and carved the fancy starry-eyed Jack.

The boy, on the other hand, was NOT happy about the cold slime. He only likes cold, slimy things that one might find outside. Cold, slimy things within the shell of a pumpkin, well, that's just down-right scary!