Saturday, November 26, 2005

It's beginning to look a lot like winter

We’ve been having a grand time this weekend, now that we are on the mend from our unfortunate tummy trouble.
I had planned to take a supply of paper and goodies up north so we could all make cards, but since this plan was derailed I sat down with my boys and handed them cards and bags to decorate. The decoration took a left turn when DS-6 decided he wanted to make sack puppets. We used monster-sized google eyes and the games began.
After making a supply of puppets, the boys started putting on puppet shows at 6, 8 at 9 p.m. daily. DS-6 was in charge of the performances while DS-11 made the scenery on a wipe board. The plot involved tornados, earthquakes, volcanoes and wild tigers. They are boys, after all.
My DS-ll decided the puppets needed a puppetratzzi, so he made a D-rebel for his puppet.
Meanwhile, David was upstairs trying to put the Christmas tree together and discovering that after eight years of service, it just wasn’t going to hold up anymore. So we made a midnight run to Walmart to pick up a new tree.
Good thing, too, because this morning we had about two inches of snow on the ground. So today’s activities will include decorating the Christmas tree, watching puppet shows, and playing in the snow.
It’s beginning to look a lot like winter.


Julie Ann said...

That first photo is really awesome! Glad to hear you all are feeling better.

daphne said...

So glad you're all better now from that nasty tummy bug. The kids seems to have bounced back right into the swing of things...gotta love that about kids!

Wendy Reed (Wishin4MoreTime) said...

How adorable is that! Too cute and sounds fun.

Sorry you all were sickos!!!

Great shot of the snow. I am on my way over... only to visit though, can't live in the snow again. :o)

melissa said...

sounds like fun, I bet the puppet shows are beyond cute :) beautiful picture-makes me wish it would be winter here in AZ..still in the high 70's.

Mandy said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better,My daughter was sitting here and when she saw the bags,She said."Hey can i make one today?" :) They are to cute!

*Paula* said...

Sounds like a lot of fun. I'm looking forward to when my kids can do fun stuff like that. Love the pic of the leaf in the snow btw. Great!

Sophia said...

Alleen, I'm so glad that you are feeling better! Great puppets! It never ceases to amaze me how little minds can be so creative! We're too uptight as adults thinking about it to just have it come that simply! Keep on the mend!! Have a great Sunday!


Di (Spot-On) said...

Wow stunning photo! Thats winter alright! Glad to hear you guys are feeling better!

btw the ducky seat is from target ;)


scrappin-Barb said...

Oh my goodness! I loved your pictures and stories about your boys! Cute cute cute! And I seriously laughed at the earthquakes and wild tigers part. I think there will be stories like this on my blog someday in the future. It seems to be a boy thing. ;)