Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Family Fashion

Recently my friend Sarah participated in "fashion week" on her blog. She's so chic. I got the giggles thinking of me trying to do something like that! But the more I thought about it, the more fun I thought it would be... so here we go:
Long Sleeved T-shirt (?Mervyns? I've had it since college so I don't know!)
White Vest (Walmart Clearance)
Jeans (Old Navy Clearance)
Shoes (also 10 years old, so I don't remember!)

Long Sleeved T-shirt (Clearanced @ Children's Place)
Jeans (Old Navy-gift from Auntie T.)
Shoes-she didn't get the memo on wearing shoes

Long Sleeved T-shirt (Gymboree hand me down)
Jeans (Old Navy hand me down
Shoes (hand me down)

Shirt (Gap)
Jeans (??)
Shoes (Adidas)

Shirt (Old Navy on clearance at Once Upon A Child)
Jeans (hand me down)
Socks (hand me down)

As you can see, we are a thrifty family, and we love to make our money stretch with hand me downs, but I think we look cute while doing it! Don't you?

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Blueberry Hill

"I found my thrill on blueberry hill,
On blueberry hill when I found you.
The moon stood still on blueberry hill
and lingered until my dreams came true." Frozen blueberries make for a fun snack!
Sammy especially enjoyed them!

Another First

Well, the Redelsperger family has experienced another first in a line of many. Our oldest child, though only 5 years old lost her first tooth. She was SO proud. The Tooth Fairy had just come to school a few days before we realized it was loose, so she was prepped and ready to wiggle! She very much enjoyed being the center of attention at school on the day it came out. One baby's getting teeth and my other baby is loosing them!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Precious Moments

Today before the peace of nap time I took a few moments to read to my girls. Earlier at the library a book caught my eye and I thought "Oh, this is one full of art!". Some books are fun, some are cute, and some are a mastery of art. The illustrations and the words of this book are fabulous and wove a beautiful picture for my children of the joys that come with the changing of the seasons. I thought I should take the time to share it with you! (We can't wait to pick up this authors other books as well.)

Fletcher and the Falling Leaves, by Julia Rawlinson, pictures by Tiphanie Beeke, tells the story of a small fox who loves a tree. He worries that it is sick and his mother tells him, "Don't worry, it's only autumn". When the tree doesn't get better, and in fact starts loosing it's leaves, sweet little Fletcher tries so hard to help his poor tree. His compassion and care had my children's rapt attention. As I turned the last page, revealing the surprise for Fletcher that his patience yielded, my baby gasped and little hands reached out to gently touch the page in awe and wonder. Happy endings make everything alright!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Finally Fall

It's finally Fall in Sacramento. This means it's time to pull out long pants, long sleeves, and sweaters. It means lots of soup and bread, pots of beans, apple cider and hot tea. It also means lots of rain! The cooler weather here is not like "winter" in other states. I miss the Idaho winters with the crisp cool air the brilliant fall colors and the excitement that snow will be coming soon. Fall is by far my favorite time of year.

Last week we had a large storm pass through our area, and while the rain was pouring down, I decided to try and teach the kiddos how to truly enjoy the rain. I told them to go get a good book and a cozy blanket, and then we made a "fire" in our fireplace by putting an old cookie sheet on the grate and lighting about 15 different sized candles. They were thrilled, for all of 10 minutes and then trotted off to more exciting adventures (mainly playing "Bolt") Ah, well, at least I got another 20 minutes or so of Sammy's nap time to curl up and read. Someday they will know the true appreciation of rainy weather! In the mean time, I'll make them grilled cheese and tomato soup!