25 October 2007


No, actually, there are nice and cute, cuddly spiders! Yet another Halloween-inspired crafts project. We made the spiders a couple of weeks ago and finished up the webs this morning. We got black pipe cleaners, black pom-poms, and google eyes from the craft store and added paper plates, black paint and black and white yarn from the home supplies.

Other than that we have been alternating between camping at home nursing colds (Beeb, Bean, and I) and trying to get out and enjoy the fall weather. In preparation for winter, we have added a Tuesday library trip to check out some of the other nearby South Central libraries. We like the familiarity of the branch we have been using, but it is a tiny library in a strip mall and the kids are getting a little bored with the limited kids area toys and I'm getting a little tired of having the teensy-weensy kids area cheek-by-jowl with the computers and feeling like we are disturbing everyone!

After the library, it was too beautiful to go back home, so we went looking for a park that we had heard good things about. I couldn't remember the name and only had a vague idea of where it was, but we hid pay dirt! We found Lake Farm park, which has wonderful hiking trails, three playgrounds scattered among the hiking, a lovely setting with trees, prairie, and Lake Waubesa. First, we alternated hiking and playgrounds and on the way back we alternated hiking and sitting on park benches overlooking the lake and reading library books. Since it was a spur of the moment trip, I didn't have my camera, but we definitely be going back, so I will get pictures sometime!


Namma said...

The spiders are very cute, but I especially like the paper plate webs they're hanging from and am trying to figure out how you made them (?)!

I'm glad that even with your colds you're able to take advantage of the beautiful weather you've been having...just can't waste the golden days of autumn...and your new park (Lake Farm Park) sounds like a great place to experience one of those golden days.

Marianne said...

What a wonderful outing! Sounds like a fabulous park.
I hope everyone gets to feeling better soon!

There are only a couple or so of spiders I really cannot appreciate living with, the rest? eh... I find them fascinating to watch and love the different webs...
Your spiders though, LOVE them big time and the webs!
You really are such a clever woman and I'm really enjoying the 'childhood' you're giving your children.. :^)