Stuff I Love II: 1. Her Mischievous Eyes 2. Holly’s Happy Mail 3. Making Valentine’s Cards in Bed 4. Any and all hand-drawn hearts 5. Sweet Smiles 6. Our Gingerbread “Love Shack” 7. Every single thing about her precious smile 8. Art-time
Sharing with you today, one of my favorite meditations by Leslie Brandt, based on Psalm 133,
and a bike ride…
“How great and glorious is our God!
From hour to hour,
from day to day,
our lives ought to overflow
with praise and gratitude.
It is amazing, even fantastic,
how our God permeates every facet of our lives
and can work out His purposes through them
despite our human faults and failures.
He creates beauty out of the dust
of our fallen natures.
Out of the ashes of our failures
He brings forth meaning and purpose.
He exalts the humble and enriches the poor.
He transforms our weakness
into channels of strength.
Our emptiness becomes a vessel of His fullness,
our spiritual poverty the basis for His eternal grace.
Our errors and mistakes are
stepping stones to success.
Our defeats are but incidents
on the road to victory.
But this is God’s doing, not ours.
How great and glorious is our God.”
God is Here, Let’s Celebrate (page 54-55)
By Leslie F. Brandt
Some snaps from Trunk or Treat today!!!
We have a huge selection of costumes that I keep on hand for plays, imaginary play, dress up time and impromptu parties. So when Halloween rolls around we have it really easy! I let the kids pick whatever they want for fall parties and trunk or treating. Then I get to put together a creative costume for the 31st! :):) I call it—You pick one. I pick one. We all get to be creative! I’ve found the best place to find used costumes is at consignment shops in early September. I also watch for costumes all year long—cause I’m weird like that. It really pays off to buy early because costumes like the dragon and banana were only a couple bucks each.
They were running towards me. Your can’t stop them when candy is involved! When we started Frankie had a small bunch of bananas to carry along in her basket and the fire breathing dragon had some pretend fire made from paper! Who knows where they ended up!!?
It was a chilly and gorgeous day.
So thankful for days like this.
So thankful for these creative and fun-loving kids in my life.
Ohhhh I’m like a kid in a candy store with all the little treats and goodies that come out of hiding this time of year! A couple weeks ago I gathered a colorful collection of kiddo treasures to send out for a little Halloween hello!!
Getting ready to stuff some envelopes!
Open if you DARE!
Boo! A treat for YOU!
Last year I made these MAKE-A-MONSTER kits for the kiddo’s classmates. I loved the idea so much that I decided to make a couple big versions and send them out this year!
Make-a-monster kit ideas (I wrote this inside the lid to get their creativity going):
1. Make a monster Halloween card
2. Make a hand-print monster
3. Make an abstract monster
4. Make a pet monster
5. Make a monster collage
Paper treat bags from Wisker Graphics!
I wonder what the postal workers might think if they checked inside this box! heheheh… they might not get my humor!
Monster treats– M-n-Ms of course!
Monster fur– crinkle paper
Monster fluff– pom poms
Monster paint & brushes
Monster cards— kraft card stock
Monster hair– yarn (I don’t know why this one makes me chuckle!)
Monster spots— buttons
Monster glue— I almost forgot to put this in!!!
Can’t wait to see what kind of sweet monsters emerge from this box!
Pink Goodies all packaged up on IG– here!
I call this one my “tickled-pink-to-have-a-friend-like-you” box!