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As this autumn leaves clipart reminds us - fall is coming complete with pumpkins activities for our grand kids and updating needs for our senior parents landscaping designsDid you know Autumn started YESTERDAY! Just kidding! 🙂 When I was "chatting" on Google+ yesterday, one writer announced he just had his first  Pumpkin Spice latte of the season from Starbucks, so it must be Fall. While there were a few disparagers, the AUTUMN-LOVERS among us immediately agreed. It was a very enjoyable few minutes break for this busy Sandwich Generation granny nanny and helped me forget the 98 degrees outside (though I hear it'll be mid-70s by Monday – YAY!!!!).

Michael's Arts and Crafts apparently agrees that it is autumn, though. My grandsons and I stopped by and discovered several of their fall foam projects were on sale this weekend – probably for Labor Day. As I added some goodies to my cart, I immediately thought of you and wanted to make sure you knew about it as well.

As you may know, I LOVE harvest projects but do NOT care for the spookier side of Halloween like witches and ghosts.

Foam craft projects are easy crafts for the grand kids as well as us seniors who help them

Since I have grandBOYS as well as grandGIRLS, though, there definitely needs to be some give and take, so we agreed on the Halloween house but NO witches and ghosts – and bought these cute Autumn pumpkin and sunflower stickers to replace any of those.

The Sandwich Generation granny nanny and grandkids are swapping these stickers for others to make the projects more autumn and fall harvest-style

I could live with the skeleton my oldest grandson loved – as long as we treated it like a worthy science project for teaching the human body to the kids by learning the names of some of the major bones. And since only one did that project today, we get to do it one or two more times – meaning the names will sink in even better. 🙂 AND did you know DK has an EXCELLENT book for us to share with the grandkids, "The First Human Body Encyclopedia!" Very interesting, some great pictures of skeletons with the parts identified, and an excellent resource. 🙂

The Sandwich Generation granny nanny is not crazy about skeletons unless I can use them to educate my grandchildren

Spiders are fine too – since God made them and they have good properties as well as bad – I LOVE those bugs they eat, though I'm less crazy about the spider webs I keep running into outside.

My grandson loved decorating this wooden spider

And cute fall pumpkin decorations are always fun in our homes.

Pumpkins are favorite autumn-fall decorations for this Sandwich Generation granny nanny and her grandchildren

This was a nice package as there are enough supplies for each to make several monsters and bugs. 

The Sandwich Generation granny nanny and grandkids thought this kit would be fun - making spiders and monsters

Now this Sandwich Generation granny nanny and grandboys have some fun autumn projects to work on. Very autumnal – especially since, in spite of the heat, I've noticed our autumn-fall ballet has begun with leaves dancing around us as we worked outside at the picnic table. Hooray! 🙂 And for those of you with Hobby Lobby nearby instead of Michaels – their autumn and fall crafts are on sale this weekend too! So do you think YOU will be shopping for any fall projects for grandparents and grandkids? We'd love to hear. 🙂

P.S. Are you on Google+ ? I'd love to link up with you there, if you are. You can find me there, along with a video of the cute "Dem Bones" song by the Wiggles, by clicking here. 🙂 

I love that autumn leaves are falling down and this delightful autumn clipart is a wonderful reminder smAutumn Bliss is BACK! The calendar says September 22. But the weather reports and my autmn-y feelings are all declaring fall is upon us. The leaves have already started doing mini-autumn ballets. And the fall foliage is showing hints here and there! I can’t wait to get together with my grandkids and work on some fun fall and harvest crafts. And with that in mind, I did a search and found a couple of sites with tons of fun new ideas for you and for me:

1. Do you like to celebrate autumn with fun fall foliage ideas? Here are some adorable ones from has the cutest pumpkin – with two autumn leaves carved out of it. Talk about intriguing fall foliage.

2. Crystal from Growing a Jeweled Rose has a lovely list of 100 Autumn Craft idea links – WOW!

Between the two, we’ll have lots to keep us busy in all our spare time this autumn, in between bouts of bliss over the gorgeous fall foliage, though at the moment spare time has been close to non-existent for me in between caregiving issues. 🙂 But in a couple of weeks, that should change and I’m definitely looking forward to giving some new crafts a try, along with our old favorite – making our own scarecrows – for directions for those, click here! How about you? 🙂

P.S. Got grandboys? Be sure to visit Grandma’s Briefs today. Sounds intriguing!



I love the vibrant colors of fall - autumn bliss for this Sandwich Generation grandmother and caregiver

AUTUMN! It is all around me and I am treasuring each golden brown, red, and yellow leaf as they swirl around me in a glorious autumn ballet! I keep telling my senior mom and the grandkids, "Isn't this GORGEOUS!" Every day is better than the last in our area. How about yours? Are you in autumn – or spring? Or still in summer, or fast forwarded to fall?

Isn't it intriguing how God's world offers such delightful variety for all of us! Today's theme for Beverly's Pink Saturday is fall flowers and foliage. Talk about sweet autumn bliss! First to get the photos and second to enjoy everyone else's lovely pictures.

Restful water and autumn bliss - rests the eyes and is a sweet way of caring for the caregiver

I got to enjoy thirty minutes of sweet pleasure as I wandered about a lovely nature preserve in our area, snapping photos – including these, as well as enjoying a delightful time watching some cute ducks and geese. Talk about sweet family memories! It reminded me of the time my parents raised ducks, geese, and turkeys. I wasn't too fond of the geese and turkeys – they kept hissing and flapping at me! But the ducks were definitely cute then and now!

Whether I have five minutes or 50, it's a sweet treat to rest my eyes on all the colorful delights around us. Taking bits of time like this to enjoy something special is a great way of "taking care of the caregiver." So do join me, even if briefly, for some quality fall site-seeing fun! 🙂

Colorful Autumn bliss for the Sandwich Generation granny nanny

P.S. And YES, these are going on my senior mom's iPad too 🙂

Too cool - autumn colors with this Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 HS 12 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 4X Optical Zoom - OrangeAutumn! My favorite season. My grandkids love it as well. We love to watch the fall foliage and see the colorful leaves swirl in the wind in a sweet autumn ballet. That's definitely one of the highlights of the season for this Sandwich Generation granny nanny and I'm always taking pictures of leaves with my easy to use Canon Powershot digital camera or my iPhone with a digital camera AND a video camera, both of which are also very easy to use. This weekend, in between babysitting grandchildren and doctor appointments with my senior mom, I took a lovely walk and wanted to share some of the photos with you, along with some fun quotes about Autumn. They might be fun to share with the whole family – from elderly seniors on down to those cute and impressionable grand-tots. 🙂 

The Sandwich Generation granny nanny and grandkids love the autumn colors and fall foliage

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. Albert Camus 

Autumn is a special time for grandparents and grandchildren full of lovely fall foliage

There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been! Percy Bysshe Shelley 

The Sandwich Generation granny nanny loves autumn - fall - and her Canon Powershot digital camera which is so easy to use

Be patient, then, brothers, until the Lord's coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop and how patient he is for the autumn and spring rains. You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord's coming is near. (NIV) James 5:7-8 

This Sandwich Generation granny nanny enjoyed taking autumn and fall pictures with my easy to use digital camera

I even have a video to share with you. 🙂

And just for a Happy Rednesday – my grandson was thrilled to spot the red leaves on our Dogwood and share them with his grandma.

My grandson was thrilled to point out these red autumn and fall leaves - perfect for Rednesday

WooHoo - theres even a gorgeous RED easy to use Canon Powershot digital camera - perfect for the Sandwich Generation boomers and seniors who love REDI gotta say, this Sandwich Generation granny nanny loves it when the grandkids help me with my photography and my blogging! Very fun indeed! 🙂