The snow appears here to stay (at least during this frigid cold spell)! It is too cold to play in and it is not melting so there are large areas in our yard undisturbed by us. Which I think is why we are finding great animal tracks. I like the bunny tracks best! We don’t see the bunnies much in the winter but I guess they “get out” once in a while! We’re also seeing some squirrel tracks and lots of bird tracks. It is fun to try and identify them and also follow them. Continue reading →
Since I like snowflakes and holiday music here are a couple do-dads for you today on the eve of Christmas Eve!
Starting with this very cute Rosemary Clooney song and animation…
Have you seen this book? It’s very cute. We love the collage illustrations and it inspired us to make some with magazine cutouts last year…
By J. Patrick Lewis and illustrated by Lisa Desimini
Join two snowflake sisters — quick! — as they spiral down to glimpse St. Nick.
Then roller-coaster on and fall upon New York and the New Year’s ball.
Once it’s dropped and the old year’s out, arc on up to Central Park. There, before you grow much older, lay awhile on a snowboy’s shoulder (from Amazon)!
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And if you would like a printable template for a 6 sided snowflake check out this post!
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This post is linked up at Papa is a Preacher. Check it out and add your Tidbit!
Here is a pattern I made with one of my Tread Setting photos from yesterday. I tried a few, but this one was by far the coolest and to think, I made it with my car! I think of driving as being such a masculine activity but this is definitely evidence of driving’s feminine side! I think yesterday was winter’s last hurrah but if it snows again I will be looking for another empty parking lot!
Tread Setting Pattern (photo in Gimp: levels, posterize, colorize, then arranged multiples into pattern)
Something I enjoy doing is sifting through the children’s books and pulling relevant seasonal books to display on top of a low bookcase for the kids to see. Winter is a great season for reading. Since there are fewer opportunities for “real” adventures we rely more heavily on literary ones. In addition to holiday themes I put out many winter related books. I am going to share a handful of those which are favorites of mine (oh, and the kids like them too). Continue reading →
One of my goals is to learn about things we hear about all the time for which I know very little about. In addition to general self improvement I can also look smarter around my children when they ask difficult questions! New England just experienced a very significant Nor’easter now infamously known as the Halloween Nor’eatser. What exactly is a Nor’easter? I know it’s a big winter storm but that’s as much as I know. So off I go to Wikipedia and Google definitions to get an education.