Turkey Time

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Tortilla Turkey

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Turkey at the park.

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Turkey on the run.

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Turkey Bowl PJs!

I invited them to go bowling in their pajamas!  (only one went for it!) :):)  We still had fun!  Might make it a tradition!

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Turkey Dinner

All the food is made of paper except for the mashers and whipped topping.

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Turkey Drumsticks

(I hid surprises inside… love this class preschool craft!)

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Matching Turkeys!

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Hope you have a wonderful THANKSGIVING!

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Movie-Night-in-a-Box!

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This Thanksgiving feast in going into the mail tomorrow for my sweet friend who likes Peanut’s movies as much as I do!  :)

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 The pilgrim hat and Charlie’s t-shirt are bags of microwave popcorn.

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 Peppermint Patties!

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I love this pictures because it shows how patient Frankie was being when I was taking this picture on my kitchen counter.  She wanted those peppermint patties so BAD!  :)

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  Happy 40th Birthday Charlie Brown Thanksgiving!!!  

xoxoxoxo!!

Psalm 113

Sharing with you today, one of my favorite meditations by Leslie Brandt, based on Psalm 133,

and a bike ride…

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 “How great and glorious is our God!

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From hour to hour,

from day to day,

our lives ought to overflow

with praise and gratitude.

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 It is amazing, even fantastic,

how our God permeates every facet of our lives

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and can work out His purposes through them

despite our human faults and failures.

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He creates beauty out of the dust

of our fallen natures.

Out of the ashes of our failures

He brings forth meaning and purpose.

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He exalts the humble and enriches the poor.

He transforms our weakness

into channels of strength.

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Our emptiness becomes a vessel of His fullness,

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our spiritual poverty the basis for His eternal grace.

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 Our errors and mistakes are

stepping stones to success.

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Our defeats are but incidents

on the road to victory.

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But this is God’s doing, not ours.

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 How great and glorious is our God.”

God is Here, Let’s Celebrate (page 54-55)

By Leslie F. Brandt

Fall Projects

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Farewell October

It’s nearly one am and I have a slightly-feverish-won’t-go-to-sleep one year old on my lap.  These photos are making us both giggle.

This month…

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…we went a bit batty for bats!

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…we had a sleepover!  Who am I kidding?  There was absolutely no sleep involved whatsoever!

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…I, upon special request, made some silly lunches.

For the record, decorating cheese sticks is my new favorite hobby.

I’m sure I’ll regret saying that someday! hehehe

What is the first thing bats learn at school?  The Alpha-BAT!

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…we did a little dog grooming.

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…we visited our very favorite farm for some rock climbing, corn-mazing, cow riding excitement.

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…we celebrated our Annual Halloween Gross-ology mystery box style!

I did an after school snack version which included worms (gummy candy), cat food (Chex Mix really does look like cat food), monster hair (fruit pulls), Monster Teeth (candy corn), and rotten fish (Goldfish crackers)… and the winner of gross-ology this year was FRANKIE-STEINS dirty diaper (fresh diaper with a little melted chocolate bar)!!

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We also used the mystery box for trick-or-treaters this year.  Frankie-steins dirty diaper may have scarred some of the adults, but the kids loved it.  You should have seen some of their expressions!  I changed out the unwrapped snack items for Halloween type party favors so each of our visitors could take a not-so-gross treat home with them.

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…we enjoyed the most delicious homegrown fruits and veggies.

copyright-katherine-marie-110113g…we went outside in our PJs a lot.  Frankie is going up for the BIG jump.  Go Frankie Go!

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…we made campfire treats.  S’mores of course!

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Good-bye October!

We enjoyed you immensely!

xoxoxox!!

Finger Lickin’ Fun

2013 Costumes!

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Costume Brainstorming Board:  Retro Fast Food Fellas

Back in September I started collecting items for our Halloween costumes.  The inspiration for our theme was this cute little Hamburglar puppet from Pops.

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The Hamburglar & Colonel Sanders

Mason’s Hamburglar costume was from my sweet and talented friend at The Princess and The Frog… THANK YOU so very much Anna and Harris!

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I shamelessly asked our local KFC if I could have a bucket to use for our Colonel Sanders costume.  They were so nice and they even offered me an apron!  I had already made the little red one, so we didn’t need it, but it was such a sweet offer.  My favorite part about this costume was that whenever anyone asked Blaise, “whatcha servin?” or “what’s cookin?” he gave them a little toy chicken (I found a big pack at a party store)… heheheh… it was so fun!

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The whole crew!

Here’s the Hamburglar going in for a steal!

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Frankie wasn’t about to wear the itchy red Wendy’s wig, so I had to make her wig into a hat!  The blue gingham dress is actually a Dorthy costume (from Wizard of Oz) with a Wendy’s logo I cut from a fountain drink cup.

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Wendy is eating on the job!

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Ronnie McDonald!  I just love this burst of color! Emerson didn’t like to be called Ronald McDonald (since it’s a guys name) so we nick named her Ronnie McDonald!  She thought it was extra fun to try out the red colored hair spray.

Hope y’all had a great night of candy and fun!

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xoxoxoxo!!!