Fall Crafting and Books

Fall weather is quickly approaching and this past weekend we decided to start some Halloween crafts.  Elin is really starting to sit down and work on little art projects and crafts.  I am not very good at crafting so I opt to go the easy route and buy the little pre-made craft sets from places like Hobby Lobby, Michael’s and Jo-Anne’s.  I was late to shopping for them this year and there was not a lot of Halloween or Fall sets left but we did find this little black cat.  I’ve already stocked up on a some Thanksgiving and Christmas crafts for us to do in a few months.

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Elin was excited to be making a “ducky-ration” for the house.  I just love the way she says decoration!

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Elin loves books and she especially gets excited about holiday-specific books. She has been enjoying books that are longer and have more substance to them, but these books are still of the simpler variety with flaps and touch a feel options. They are cute and since we have read them so many times, she always points out everything and repeats the words in the book.

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Minnie’s Costume Contest, You Are My Little Pumpkin Pie, Where is Baby’s Pumpkin?, and I Love Fall!

We are looking forward to more Halloween and Fall crafts and activities this season!

Classic Literature for Babies and Toddlers

AnnaKarenina     PrideandP      MobyDick

RomeoandJuliet     JaneEyre      SenseandSense

I was shopping earlier this week and came across this Anna Karenina board book for babies. I thought it was so cute! The pictures are beautifully done and the best part is there is a learning aspect on each page where they ask where something is. I researched and found out there are numerous other classics for baby: Pride and Prejudice, Moby Dick, Romeo and Juliet, Jane Eyre, and Sense and Sensibility. These books look so fun!  This book in particular is such a cute book introducing babies to fashion. I am planning on looking into some of the other classics as well.

Elin enjoyed sitting at her little table and checking out the pictures.

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