Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Fort Bragg

We took a little family trip to Fort Bragg to see Glass Beach. Luckily we visited at low tide and at sunset the first day we drove into town (even before we went to the hotel). It was cold but lovely! And not many people and the glass.... really it was so cool to see it everywhere. Mostly white and browns, with some greens and small blues. I was hoping to find some red or orange but no such luck! Here are a few photos from the day:

This is Glass Beach in the stormy morning. It was super windy. We stayed about 15 minutes and then got breakfast at Denny's!
 These little bitty ones are from my beach! When we returned home from our trip there was about 20 minutes left before the sunset. I ran down to see what I could find and while it wasn't much, it was my beach!

I am thankful for sea glass! Happy Thanksgiving. Kirstin

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Lighthouse Time

We just returned from a fun outing to the Pigeon Point Lighthouse. My favorite part was the cute craft the children made. This is NOT my idea but I just had to post it to remind myself how creative, cute and fun this craft was to make. See below:

Start with a small paper plate as the base. Paper coffee cup for the house, the coffee lid is the balcony (with a hole cut out), a little electric light is the light, plastic cocktail cup as the glass with a little black roof cut out of black construction paper. I love the red tip which was red paper carefully rolled to create a long stick and then cut into about 1/2 an inch and poked through the top.

 Partially assembled - none of this is glued, it all comes apart which my kids really liked rebuilding it.
This is a circle of black construction paper with a straight cut to the center. The edges overlapped slightly to create a peak and the red roll of paper (1/2 inch) was poked through. It was then glued on a plastic cocktail glass.
So creative!
Here is the real lighthouse at dusk (photo by Child #1)

It was a nice evening. Not much whining, the kids came home took a bath and ate dinner and put themselves to bed. Lucky me!!

Monday, November 2, 2015

Pumpkin Time

Halloween is over - the pumpkins are now being cooked to make pumpkin puree. I caught these photos about a month ago before the pumpkin craziness started. They really are a lovely fruit!

I live in a beautiful place. And right around the time I took these photos I was able to snap this one as I was heading up to get the kids at school. Look closely at what is weighing this car down:
HA! Pumpkins!! It made my day. Happy November!