Happy Halloween!

Hi everyone! It’s a few days late, but I thought I’d share our Halloween picture with you. This year we had a Scarecrow, a Football Player, a Cowboy and a Ballerina! We attended our church’s Trunk or Treat event and had great time. Plus, it was pretty nice that I didn’t have to cook dinner that night, the church had hotdogs for everyone. It’s so fun for kids to dress up and get candy! On Halloween night, we were home and the kids were ecstatic to hand out candy to Trick or Treaters who came through our neighborhood.






25 Days of Thanksgiving, Day #3: The Mayflower




Day #3 of the 25 Days of Thanksgiving Series is all about The Mayflower. This is such an important part of Thanksgiving and everyone knows that boats are so much fun!

To start with, one of our favorite books to learn about The Mayflower is this one:



If You Sailed On The Mayflower in 1620  by Ann McGovern 

My kids LOVE this book & never get tired of it!



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The Boxcar Children, Chapter 13 (BYFIAR)

Popstar finally came to the end of her Beyond Five in a Row book for school, The Boxcar Children. She actually finished back in September, I am a little slow getting these on here. Oh well…better late than never!

Chapter 13 was called “A New Home for the Boxcar” and in this chapter, the children go to live with their grandfather. He has each of their rooms decorated for them and the house is beautiful. But the children start to miss the boxcar. So grandfather comes up with the idea to have the boxcar moved into his garden. The children are thrilled and love living with their grandfather.

We spent 2 school days on Chapter 13.


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Angus Lost (B4FIAR)

I spent the first week of October rowing Angus Lost with Princess for her Before Five in a Row schoolwork. I love this book. I wish I’d have had more time to spend on it, but things didn’t work out that way. I didn’t get to every single activity that I wrote down and wanted to do, but that is the beauty of Five in a Row. It’s ok that I didn’t get it all done. She had a blast with what we did and so did I!




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Energy Bites Recipe

I found this recipe several years ago at Gimme Some Oven. The whole family has loved this recipe and so I thought I’d share it with you! They are Energy Bites and they are very tasty as well as filling and healthy. I’ve changed a few things from the original recipe, just based on items I had on hand at the time. I have made these for my kids to have for snacks or for a substitute when they get tired of sandwiches for lunch. It has really been a big hit at our house and they are very easy to make!




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25 Days of Thanksgiving, Day #2: Fun with Fall Leaves



Day #2 of 25 Days of Thanksgiving is Fun With Fall Leaves. What is more fun in the fall than playing with leaves? There is so much for kids to learn using these simple things that are most of the time just laying around the yard outside. I’m going to share with you some of my favorite things to do with fall leaves.

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25 Days of Thanksgiving, Day #1: Being Thankful




Hi guys! Day #1 of the 25 Days of Thanksgiving is going to focus on Being Thankful.

There are so many ways we can teach our kids how to be thankful. One of my favorites is to create a “Thankful Tree.” I usually just take a piece of posterboard and draw the outline of a tree with no leaves. Then I cut out little leaves with different colored construction paper and have the kids write what/who they are thankful for on the leaves and we glue it onto the branches of the tree. You can make it as simple or fancy as you want. Here are a few links I found on Pinterest to give you some ideas:

Creatively Quirky at Home….The Thankful Tree

Sycamore Stirrings…Thinking of Thanksgiving

Crafts by Amanda…Thanksgiving Handprint Tree

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