Friday, November 27, 2009

turkey day activities

Following a last minute cancellation by our prospective guests, the four of us found ourselves facing a 24 pound bird and all of the fixings. After ingesting massive amounts of tryptophan, we spent the rest of the afternoon engaged in a variety of indoor activities.

The boys rediscovered our Playfoam and spent the next hour building sculptures. Pictured here are Owen's blue whale, green dragon (with yellow spines and pink tongue), Logan's lamb, birthday cake, and three ice cream cones.

Logan poses by the completed rainforest jigsaw puzzle.

The boys shucked some of our decorative corn for one of Mama's crafty projects.

Owen declared himself the official Thanksgiving Day photographer.

snaps me snapping him

Logan entertained us with some lovely piano playing in the afternoon.

tis the season for playing carols

Owen warps his mini-loom in preparation for a new pot holder.


Thursday, November 26, 2009

happy thanksgiving

2009 cornucopia
Gratitude                      Peace                      Joy                       Love

Saturday, November 21, 2009

playground scenes

Another beautiful day filled with a fun trip to the school playground.

owens seat

logan flips

lowell spider

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

fall afternoon

After a cold and wet October, this month has been unseasonly warm and sunny. This afternoon was perfect for raking leaves, enjoying nature, and playing outside.

falls work

fall berries

moose motorcycle with tuille

Saturday, November 14, 2009

meet the teachers

The boys turned our house into a school this weekend. A lot of time was spent in teacher meetings, classroom preparation, and trips to the cafeteria. Please allow me to introduce you to Mr. Bobstein. He teaches first grade in room R11.

I'm also pleased to introduce Mr. Griggs who teaches third grade in room R12.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

wurlitzer's last waltz

The boys pose for one last photo in front of the Wurlitzer organ. After acquiring a piano two years ago, the plan was to give the organ away but previous efforts never panned out. As of this morning the keyboard is on the way to its new home in Menahga, Minnesota. Prior to final unplugging, Logan, Owen, and Tony performed an epic final jam.

Friday, November 6, 2009

preparing for winter's chill

The boys had so much fun mixing and matching and trying on our winter accessories, fresh from the laundry. Let's hope that this winter's weather does not require quite so much layering.