Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Our First Annual North Pole Breakfast

Our visiting elf "Christopher Pop In Kins"

A new tradition.
Checking out the jingle bells that the elf left on the table.

We had such a fun morning. One of Santa's elves "Christopher Pop In Kins" arrived to stay with us and set up a North Pole Breakfast. I had seen the idea on Pinterest. I knew it would be so much fun.

For breakfast we had Snowman and Reindeer donuts.
Snowman and reindeer were made with leftover Halloween M&M's and pretzels.

Our elf left a cute little elf straw cup for milk.

Christopher elf also left a note and new pair of Christmas pj's for Alex.

 Alex is having so much fun with the elf. He's told everyone about him and that they can't touch him or he will loose his magic. Once in a while when Alex isn't looking Christopher moves around the house. Alex is so excited to find him. We read the book that came with him and we watch the Elf on the Shelf tv special that was on the other night. I dvr'd it for him. I will be posting about all the places we find Christopher each morning.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Hand and Foot Print Turkey

Well if you've read any of my previous posts you will know that we love to do hand and foot print art. So I came up with the idea to make a Thanksgiving turkey. Alex did yellow, orange and red hand prints as the feathers and then I painted his foot brown with orange toes for the turkey's body. We added some googly eyes, a paper beak and wattle.

We have also been reading a bunch of fun Thanksgiving books this week.

Monday, November 14, 2011

I Heart Faces {Autumn Splendor}

Its been a while since I entered a photo challenge. The theme over at I Heart Faces is Autumn Splendor. I took a bunch of cute photos of Alex playing in the beautiful leaves at the park, but this is my favorite. He's laying in the leaves with his arms spread wide. I love the contrast of the orange leaves and his blue shirt.

Thanks for looking and check out all the other amazing Autumn Splendor photos at:

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Halloween Wrap Up

Yay! Our computer is finally fixed! So here is a few photos of what we have been up too. Mostly Halloween stuff. We will be back on our regular school work soon continuing on with Letter F.

We went to a Pumpkin Festival
Alex decorated his pumpkin

Played some pumpkin bean bag toss
Face painting

ghost face painting


Alex made some Halloween cards for his Great Uncle and Great-great Aunt
We made a Haunted House for the wall. Just black paint, some craft foam and some scrap cardboard. More on the fall tree in a later post.

We added some spooky Halloween creatures in the windows
We made a cute Frankenstein out of a TP roll. More on that here. Just a better photo.
We of course carved and decorated our pumpkins.
This is the pumpkin we grew in our garden. Alex painted it with a stencil so we could use it for some cooking.

Alex wanted to help carve the pumpkin too. He practiced on some scrapes.

Alex and our owl pumpkin
I made Alex a Halloween lunch. A hot dog mummy, a banana ghost, a skeleton marshmallow, a pumpkin bread with orange colored butter and some ghost milk.
Here is a couple more photos of Alex in his fireman costume. He loved Halloween and wanted to got trick or treating every night for a week afterward. LOL