Monthly Archives October 2010

Smacksy Halloween Sunday Links

Did I know how to party or what? I love It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, especially this scene. This post on the organizing blog, Chaos to Order, explains that the average person receives 41 pounds of junk mail a year. Forty. One. They reveal a way to eliminate, or at least cut down on,…
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More Halloween Fun!

You didn’t think it ended there, did you? I’m beginning to feel ready to get into more fall and – more importantly – Christmas fun, but Halloween should go out with a bang first! These days, Halloween is nearly a week long if you look for it. Costumes are expensive. Well, all right – we…
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Daycare Halloween Party

Yesterday we had a little Halloween party at the daycare. Noah and Aidas were in their costumes for practically the whole day. Noah chose to be Tigger all day. Aidas opted for cool firefighting duck in the morning, and Tigger in the afternoon.
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Two Month Well Visit

Little bird had her two month well visit today, and she was not a happy camper. First, she was sleeping when we got there, so she wasn’t happy when I had to strip her from her comfy clothes to get weighed and measured. Head circumference= 16 inches (89th percentile) Weight= 11.14 lbs. (63rd percentile) Length=…
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Where the Deer and the Pumpkin Eating Dinosaurs Play

Somehow we managed to cram in our annual trip to the local pumpkin mega-center farm before October came to an end.   Weekend schedules and mercurial weather had been collaborating to waylay our journey, but last Sunday we had a fortuitously activity – a free day when the rain held off just long enough for…
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Five Little Pumpkins

FIVE LITTLE PUMPKINS This is originally a Raffi song. Very fitting not just for Halloween, but also because as of next week I will be looking after five little “pumpkins” in the daycare (including my son). Use real pumpkins or cutouts. I have added some actions we have also used for this song. Five little…
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Saturday painting!!!

Miss Haven wanted to repaint her room and get it all pretty before visitors start coming to see her. We picked out some paint at Home Depot and dedicated our Saturday to doing her room. First thing to do was to get rid of the dark purple on the wall. This took 3 coats of…
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Rabbit Hole

Just to warn you, this trailer is totally a tear jerker. Just about every line from that trailer has at least been thought in my house, if not said out loud. I have to admit, though, while I totally identify with the grief, I found myself so envious of the father who was able to…
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