Saturday, December 3, 2011

Kids crafting, story-time, Halloween, hiking

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A couple of my friends and I get together when we can for craft nights.  We leave the kids and enjoy some adult conversation, snacks, and crafyness.  Well, my little guy, not liking to be left out and having begged to join me for years, finally came up with the idea of having his own, “kids craft night,”  Always thinking ;-)  I thought this was a great idea.  It took quite awhile to pull together (seems as our children grow things get busier and busier) but finally we made it happen. 

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We made “stuffies.”  Super simple fun project.  We drew on linen with fabric markers then cut out the picture and a back, sewed them up, and stuffed ‘em.

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Here’s Joseph’s version of Buzz Lightyear.  He actually sleeps with Buzz and is a little bit attached to him, which is way more interest then he ever showed in any other stuffed animal.  This makes me quite happy.

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April organized one of my favorite moments ever.  Could there be anything more wonderful?

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Of course, Halloween, a very, very important time of year for Joseph, has come and gone.  This was our new children’s librarian, who we adore, doing a Halloween story time.  See how she matches the book?

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Joseph was a cop.  A cop who does not pose for pictures.

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Just before Halloween Middlebury hosts a party called the “Spooktacular.”

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We had a blast!  Old fashioned games and obstacle courses, hot cider, TONS of kids, and of course tricker-or-treating up and down main street.  Joseph also had his picture taken for the local newspaper which was an important milestone, at least for me, who reads each and every edition.

Here is a link to the Addy Indy photostream (a couple of the other kids pictured are second? cousins on Brad’s side): http://www.flickr.com//photos/addisonindependent/show/

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Joseph got the Berenstein Bears books out of me and has been loving his loot.

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On the real Halloween ;-)  We had a blast tricker-or-treating all over Bristol and handing out candy with Dad and (grandpa) Bob.

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(Before hunting season) we enjoyed a hike behind our house with friend Ben.  We love exploring and it is so wonderful to have this right out or back door!

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2 comments:

JG said...

I love the stuffies... I think Joseph is quite the artist! Look how observant he is of Buzz's characteristics! Definitely drawing on the right side of the brain. :) What a cute cop, too. Looks like lots of fun!

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Ruth, as always. I think that "We had a blast tricker-or-treating all over Bristol and handing out candy with Dad and (grandpa) Bob" might read more properly if stated "We had a blast tricker-or-treating all over Bristol and handing out candy with my father and J's grandfather, Bob." Even better would be "We had a blast tricker-or-treating all over Bristol and handing out candy with Bob."

Fine pictures, and I like that librarian's costume.

RB