Saturday, October 23, 2010


I don't know what's gotten in to me.

All of a sudden I'm loving crafts.

What? I don't do crafts with my kids! I send them to MDO just to alleviate the mother guilt for not doing crafts with them. It's not that I don't think crafts are neat, I do. The problem is they just aren't... well, neat. Boys are messy enough, but give a boy a bottle of glue, glitter or paint and it's going to look like Crayola just exploded in your house. All over your table, chair legs, the boys hair, pants and shirts, the hallway leading to the bathroom and the sink faucet. I can see it all so plainly.

It's always the same.

And this is only when it's done correctly.
I do crafts with them occasionally, but only when I'm bored and wish there was some job to supervise and something to clean --that should give you a clue as to how often.

Well, within the last week we've done three.
Count it.
We made a pumpkin pie, painted trees with fall leaves and built a scarecrow.
It was super fun.

What's gotten in to me?

Since we had the paints out, why not get the gingerbread men painted and done with too?

I forgot what we named this guy.

Oh right! It was "SoonI'mgunna B. Butternutsquashcasserole."
--speaking of which, I've got an unbelievably good recipe for butternut squash. Who knew? Who knew something this good could be made from a gourd? If anyone is interested in the recipe let me know.


Lawson said...

They are so big!

Mandy said...

want your recipe. always trying to get new veggies into the kids and that's one my mom never cooked, so i have no idea what to do with it. you can send it to me on FB if that's easiest. Liked your sabbath post too - can totally relate. :)

beccaellis said...

Mandy, It's really not a veggie by the time you are done adding all the good stuff, but I'll send it to you. IT IS SO SO SO GOOD.

Anonymous said...

love the scarecrow! how fun.

i would like the recipe, also.