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Friday, November 28, 2008

It's Black Friday...

And I'm not camped out in front of the Wal-Mart! I was however up at like 6 am shopping on CurrClick, cause they're having a huge sale and giving away 28 free items. Whooo-hoooo! So, I'm in my pj's with a big ole' cup of coffee which is much better than dukeing it out in the toy isle of Wal-Mart or watching grown adults fight over a Barbie that's a whole $3 cheaper than it will be in a couple of hours. Some people will do anything for a bargain...

Well, yesterday was Thanksgiving and the weather was perfect. So, since we were not doing our dinners until today and Saturday, we decided to rid our yard of leaves, which, out here is next to impossible. You would not believe how many leaves we have, and I am not exagerating. This little neighborhood is locally notorious for having massive amounts of leaves, something the realtor failed to mention when he sold us the place. We finally got smart and bought a leaf blower which makes the work alot easier, plus you can chase the kids around with it and it makes em' squeal. I was glad Chloe was napping cause we might have lost her in the piles they were so tall. We did lose our rake. The kids loved playing in the leaves and they weren't the only ones...

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Here's some more pics of our forray in the foliage...



We drug the old tree out from under the house and braved the closet for our decorations. Our tree is totally break proof , though I'm sure if it can be done, Jack will do it. My ornaments are shatter-proof and most of them fabric or felt and we've got it decked out in ribbons and white poinsettias and little wicker baskets with berries and leaves. We made some gingerbread men in overalls last year. I really like it, it's red , white and green and I think very festive. We made some spice ornaments but I can't find them. I just saw them last week! My house is like some sort of black hole, I'm convinced of it! The kids had a ball but hung all the decorations in one place, so I had to keep on em' to be diverse. Jack kept rearranging and just couldn't decide if it was all right or not.

The kids can't seem to stay out of my knitting stuff...

To end our unit, we read "Squanto's Journey" and made Squanto Dirt Cups. They looked pretty carny, but it served the purpose of illustrating how the Pilgrims planted their corn. We crumbled up Oreos then put chocolate pudding over that and then the kids "planted" some candy corn and a Swedish fish. See, I told you it looked carny...

And here's my budding artist, who, up until about 2 months ago, I was not aware could even draw, much less it make sense...Hope all my US friends had a super Thanksgiving and hope my blog buddies from the Far North had a great day! Blessings, Della

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you guys had a great time!! I think I ate to much but thats okay the holidays only come around once a year, so its always good to pig out right!!

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