a little bit of homeschool teaching while I was there and I've come to the conclusion that I should of
been an elementary school art teacher. I love to do little projects with them and my grandkids. I took
advantage of the fact that my favorite holiday is Thanksgiving and I came up with some "themed"
projects. On our first day together we made a turkey picture out of cutting up pieces of scrapbook paper . They did such a great job. Jessica and Nick have a group of budding artist on their hands.
On the second day together we did the ever popular pinecone turkeys.
The only problem was the part of town we live in has very few pine trees and the grounds
around the trees I found were picked cleaned. I made it over to their house with 5
pinecones. I knew we needed two for Caleb and Eli. They really
wanted to make some for their Mom and Dad so we needed four.
I planned a walk through their neighborhood to find the rest.
After 4 or 5 blocks it was apparent that wasn't gonna happen. Not
a pine tree to be found. So in the very large van we went on a pinecone hunt.
We were so lucky that the first park we happened by had exactly one pine tree with
exactly 4 pinecones underneath. Thankful for that.
and Baby Eli
and while we were on a roll with our homeschool classes, we decided to throw
a little home economics lesson in and made some cupcakes to welcome
their Mom, Dad, Caleb and Eli
spice-caramel cupcakes with cream cheese frosting
with pilgrims and indians of course
Thanks kids for such a fun couple of days
The big reason for all the extra time with the kids.....
Jessica is bringing home our newest little family member
and also, she got to spend time loving on sweet Muri
our sponsor child from Trees of Glory