All Dressed Up

The kids and a friend all enjoyed dressing up yesterday. They created and designed their own costumes and only asked for my help for a few things.

Corn Husk Dolls

joyces-dollOn Monday, Adrian and Megan went to a class to learn how to make corn husk dolls.  Andrea and Audrey had volunteered to help, so they learned also while helping children between the ages of 6-9 learn to make their own.

Everyone enjoyed it so much that they wanted to create their own.  We had most everything we needed, so we spent Thursday afternoon designing more. It was a great way to spend a cooler fall day.

We thought it would be fun to make more, but we would like to get some raffia before we make them. We also would like to figure out how to make the boys a little differently.  They are not quite right.corn-husk-dolls

Seventy

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Saturday was Dad McGuire’s birthday. He wanted to get his chimney fixed for his present, so Allan and one of his brothers went to help Dad.  Then everyone who lived close enough, came by for a surprise party.

Dinner was good and the cake was excellent–we have some great bakers in the family!  But the best time was watching everyone interact.

The cousins, no matter the age, played a game of baseball following rules the girls made up to make it a more even game. Nothing could make it really even; the three boys were mostly older than the four girls on the other team and the babies kept switching teams or being “ghost” players or base holders. So, the rules got sillier as the game went along.The adults enjoyed the game, but mostly sat around talking about whatever.

Happy Birthday Opa!

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