I was going to play hooky from life and see the new Twilight movie with some friends this afternoon, but life had other ideas. So instead I’m staying home with the latest family member to get pink eye. As sorry as we feel for our kids when they’re not feeling well, isn’t it nice to set them up in a cozy little nest and have some one-on-one time? The new Diary of a Wimpy Kid book arrived yesterday, so between that and Harry Potter 7 Part 2, my little invalid will forget all about his pink eyes. And of course we have to read our favorite sick day book, Alexander and the Magic Mouse. Do you know this book by Martha Sanders? We have my copy from when I was small. It’s quite battered, but we all love it and pull it out whenever someone is home sick in bed.
Do you have fun plans for the weekend? Tim and I get to dress up and go to a big fundraising benefit gala thanks to a generous friend. Assuming we don’t get pink eye, that is. And I’ve heard whispers of snow flurries this weekend. I’d better make sure we all have boots that fit.
Have a great weekend, and please come back next week for more Thanksgiving and Christmas ideas.
- I love these Gratitude Rolls. Could become a new tradition around here.
- Say Yes to Hoboken‘s Top 5 Thanksgiving crafts for kids.
- If I still had a toddler around, I think I’d have to make these Thanksgiving finger puppets.
- Apple pie cookies.
- This faux pumpkin pie is one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen. My kids would love it.
- Have you ever made homemade granola? I haven’t, but I might give this a try: Pumpkin spice granola.
- I love this home in the “Living with Kids” series at Design Mom.
- Crocheted snowflakes. Maybe next year…