There are a zillion ways I could have been craftier with it. I should have matted it differently and printed the message directly onto the card stock, at the very least. But hey, I had a seven week old and I was pleased to have finished it at all. I sent it to work with David to decorate his desk and after Halloween is over, I'll put it in Connell's baby memory box.
I started to look around for something that could involve all four kids and not take up too much space on David's desk. I'm planning to combine this idea from Chronicle of an Infant Bibliophile:
with this idea from One Fab Day:
The plan is to print the tree and have each child choose a fall colored ink to then decorate the tree. I'll be sure to have them include some on the "ground" for a truly autumn look. Then I'll actually mat the project and frame it in a frame I already have. So now I'm off to pick out some ink pads and then hope for some cooperative children this afternoon. I'll post the results during tomorrow's ten minutes of writing.
In other news (and because I still have 3 minutes left), my Girl Scout troop is working on the Media Journey. I'm not a huge fan of the Journey program, but I determined to get them through them so they can move on to their Silver Award in the spring. I've re-written the program a bit by combining a great resource I found here:
with the leaders guide purchased through the Council store. Hopefully in the coming months, I will write up the details of everything we did, including field trips, and share them here.