Season of the birds
Pictures - Ashley took all these pictures with my camera while she was here for Thanksgiving break. She posted some on her blog too. http://throughmyeyes-ashley.blogspot.com/
#1 & 2 - Junco
4 & 5 - Chick-a-dee
6 - Female & Male Cardinal
7 - Male Cardinal
8 - 11 - Female Cardinal
12 - Blue jay
I have a bird feeder just outside my kitchen window. when the kids eat breakfast and snack they have gotten in the habit of looking out at the birds. My kids can now name blue jays, cardinals, and chick-a-dees. We are keeping a bird journal and writing down what birds we see next to the date. They are really into it. They love looking for the birds. They also want to make feeders out of pinecones, peanut butter and birdseed, then hang them on the tree outside the window. This is a very messy project so I am thinking about it. Check out Shelly making some on her blog - http://logcabininmichigan.blogspot.com/
I won some yarn!!!! I entered a giveaway on a knitting blog and won! I am so excited. It is a real pretty blue. This is the blog I won it from - http://needleshooksandbooks.typepad.com/a_blog_of_my_own/
Check it out and see my name!
I have to do some serious Christmas shopping! I have hardly done any. I need to take a full day and just go. I making alot of my gifts this year because of money. I am also doing alot of food gifts. I have found that food gifts are always the most popular, everyone loves them!
Books - I finished "Fifty Acres and a Poodle" It was excellent! I loved it. It was so real, just like they could have been our neighbors. It was about two city folk who decide to buy a fifty acre farm and move to the country. They know nothing about living in the country or a farm. This is a story about learning along the way. They acquire many animals, friends, and farm vehicles in the process. Very delightful book. Ashley picked out my next book "Smashed, The Story of a Drunken Girlhood" by Koren Zailckas. I have never done this before, read two memoirs back to back. I do love memoirs though!
Top 5 - I am going to start talking about Christmas so... Top 5 favorite Christmas songs -
1. Breath of Heaven - Amy Grant
2. Grown up Christmas List - Amy Grant
3. Oh Holy Night - Martina McBride
4. Let it be Christmas - Alan Jackson
5. Anything by Mannheim Steamroller
What are yours? Get creative now!