Autumn Bliss and Bony Scarecrows

by Kaye Swain

Talk about autumn bliss! I got a taste of fall foliage before I moved, more hints on our long drive cross country, and am now in the midst of glorious reds and yellows all around the house and area we just moved to! We had a short autumn a couple of years ago but now we’re delighted to enjoy a nice long one to bless my heart as I stay busy juggling a variety of Sandwich Generation issues!

Half my grandkids and I enjoyed our fave fall and harvest tradition of making scarecrows. This year we skipped the feet and hands and, thanks to sending a grandson out with someone else and the request to find cute heads for the upcoming scarecrows, we have skeleton heads. (Needless to say, not what I was expecting but OK since that led to good science lesson on parts of the skeleton :) ) Click here for a skeleton parts worksheet and click here for the answers.

Because of the move I am now closer to more of my grandkids BUT short on newspaper. Ill be hitting the Columbus
Day craft sales for cotton filler for the next set of scarecrows! The skeleton heads were hard plastic and didn’t stay put so I will also be getting Velcro tape to keep them in place. And then they’ll have their choice of skeleton head or headless, ala last year! :) Thank goodness another grandkid got the brilliant idea of using a paper bag for HIS head. It looks great and stays on nicely. Click here to see that one. :)

Delightful holiday activities this week AND next definitely help keep the moving hassles in good perspective! And fun fall and educational activities make for definite autumn bliss for all of us!

How about you? What fall fun is going on for you and your Sandwich Generation family? :)

Say it Saturday is a fun linkup for all of us boomers and seniors including grandparents writing about their grandkids

Fun for grandparents - in AND out of the Sandwich Generation - at Grand Social

 

Kaye

P.S. Thank you so much for your comments. I enjoy them very much and read each one. I also love the grand ideas so many of you share that help and encourage other readers. I do my best to reply to them all but value your patience when that isn\'t possible.

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1 Carol Covin

I love all the different, creative ways you are finding heads for yoru scarecrows! I just finished making Sierpinski triangles ( a kind of fractal design) with granddaughter using candy corn and enjoying the fall leaves driving back from Boston to Virginia. http://lifeonacanadianisland.blogspot.com/2013/10/sierpinski-triangle-with-candy-corn.html
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2 Joyce

This is delightful! I guess I am just a huge fan of kids and their grandmas putting their (boney!) heads together to come up with cool holiday projects! Lots of problem solving as things inevitably go different than planned…but that’s all part of the fun! I like how you tied in the science terms too! This is a great tradition!
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3 Grandma Kc

Amara and I haven’t stuffed a scarecrow in a couple of years — I think you just inspired me!
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4 Joy

Kaye, I saw this over at GRAND Social and had to come over for a closer look! The skeleton head looks great, and so does the paper bag head! I want one of each. :)

Love, Joy
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5 Kaye Swain

:) Thanks Joy – Check out Dollar Store too. I found several cute little pumpkin head bags that we will be stuffing for the next set of grandkid scarecrows. Very fun! :)

6 Kaye Swain

:) Go for it Kc! By the time she hits her Sweet 16 like one of my beloveds she may want to but be too busy for it :) :) :) Have a blessed and GRAND time!

7 Kaye Swain

Thanks Joyce! And LOVED your cute play on words!!! :) :) :) And thanks for the Pumpkin Patch Dart Board idea! Very fun as well! Grand fun for this lovely harvest season!

8 Kaye Swain

Thank you, Carol. And wow! how cool! I’ll have to check that out. We are enjoying gorgeous fall colors as well and LOVING it! :) :) :)

9 Kathryn Ross

Glory! So glad you’re back on track with your longer posts. I don’t know how you could do it from your phone. I’d never even try. Texting is trial enough with my fingers sloshing about.

Delightful catching up with you and glad to know you’re settling into your new digs. Technical difficulties always arise in the midst of such change, but isn’t God good to move us ever forward and beyond. For my part, I am doing much better settling into all my new equipment and blogging platform. Haven’t quite mastered it – but growing daily.

Blessings!
Kathy

10 Kaye Swain

Oh YAY, Kathryn. That’s good to hear you are doing better! And thank you for the sweet words of encouragement. Minute by minute, day by day, we do make progress, don’t we. :)

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