Monday, November 23, 2009

Getting Crafty!

Well the holiday season has started and we are trying to be a little bit more crafty this year. I'm not one to go crazy over crafts but I do enjoy making the odd holiday craft here and there. The other day Alyssa and I went over to Michael's Craft store and we got some paper and stamps and thought it might be fun to try making some Christmas cards for her classmates and some of her teachers. We set up shop at the dining room table last night and then I thought to myself.. why not get Nathan involved. I haven't done any craft like things with him EVER. So here's how it went...

I gave him a piece of paper and showed him how the markers worked
( Thank Goodness everything is washable)
I did most of the lines on that piece of paper with ball like markers. (the baby beginner kind) To Nathan these ball like markers are just that, a ball. So I really shouldn't have been surprised when he attempted to bounce them. I skipped that step and went straight for regular markers.... Of course they go in his mouth because that's what he does with all non-food items.
Then he decided he was all done... until...

he remembered how fun it was to chew the pen
(check out the marks on his face and down his neck)
New bright yellow piece of paper makes it more interesting. Hey and this pen is a different colour. I'm thinking this is pretty facinating.

So, Mommy drew a crazy happy face and she used this pen to do it... hhmmmm

I'm gonna try with two and see what happens...

Ohhh wow.. Look at this.. This is how Mommy showed me.

I'm enjoying drawing!

I put his drawing in our dining room for all to see. I am so proud of Nathan. I wasn't sure he'd even be interested but he sure surprised me. I can't wait to do more with him!

Thursday, November 5, 2009


Halloween has come and gone and I'm already behind in posting about it.
Here' s quick look at what we did on Halloween. My pictures were pretty limited.

We carved pumpkins and Alyssa really didn't want anything to do with pumpkin guts ( I don't blame her- I can't stand it either)

We did six pumpkins but for some reason I only have these three
Here are some of our carvings
Alyssa's pumpkin

Alien pumpkin

Sean's transformer pumpkin

Then it was time for trick or treats and well....
the Grabber wasn't into it.
Doesn't he look so unimpressed. He hated that costume and wanted it off so this is the only picture of Nathan in his Halloween costume. There was no interest in carrying a bucket around either, simply throwing and tossing it around.
Alyssa on the other hand had no issues with trick or treats...
Just look at this little kitty

The " I got CANDY dance"
Hope you all had a nice Halloween...

and now it's time to start thinking about Christmas