Saturday, November 21, 2009

Just Because

I never posted the Halloween costume pictures.....

Lindsi stuck true to her wish to be Hannah Montana....Jami changed her mind from a witch to Snow White at the last minute.......

And, here we are with Thanksgiving just around the corner. Jami's class had their Thanksgiving dinner this past week. It was all very good & entertaining......I do wish I could keep Jami from calling the Indians...."Aliens"..though....
As in One Little...Two Little, Three Little Aliens........

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Gift Ideas

Stefanie has asked for great gift ideas.

Since I have little eyes that read my blog, I can't go into detail of what is actually coming to our house this year, but I can tell you about a GREAT gift idea for the 10 & up crowd.

We have a couple of Michael P Keaton wannabees in our family. This is the perfect site for them:


For as little as $25, you can become a dream maker. This is a company that allows you to make loans to people in need. You read profiles of very small businesses & you decide who you want to loan to & how much you want to give. You can break the profiles down into countries (mostly 3rd world), people (men, woman, families), type of busines (textiles, farming, merchant).

KIVA has a 98% return on their loans. You pick the person you are going to help & then they send you updated reports on their progress. In the loan bio, it tells how quickly they expect to repay the loan. You can fund all or part of a loan request. The best part is, you can keep your account growing & loan the money out time after time.

It not only teaches kids about the power of money, but gives them a great feeling of helping & of being in control, by allowing them to choose whom they help.

I'm not affiliated with KIVA, but I have purchased gift certificates from them for the past several years. And, it doesn't add clutter to the toy room which is a HUGE Plus in my books!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Pumpkins, Jack-O-Lanterns, and a Little Trick or Treat

Falling behind on my blog.

Last Friday there was no school, so we carved our pumpkins. Hot weather here means the pumpkins last about 48 hours after being carved. We had to throw them out by Monday!!!

Warm October NOT a day for getting into the season....Record breaking October heat!

Not sure if you can tell that this is Snow white & a Cinderella ordinary pumpkins at our!

A few more pumpkin patch pics.....

Hopefully, some trick or treat pics to follow shortly!!