Kenly has been sickly in October. Adam and I are both hoping that she's getting it all out of the way before the baby arrives. We've spent a bunch of time trapped in the house fighting colds and ear infections. Since I can only watch so many episode of Sid the Science Kid or Dora, we had to keep busy in some other way.
When we reached my 36th week of pregnancy, I wanted to give Kenly a tangible way to judge the time until the baby arrives. So, we made a paper chain to count the days. We decided to make the links pink and blue since Baby Whatzit's gender is a mystery. We've marked other exciting events on the chain with stars. Kenly rips off a link every day after she finished breakfast. Now the chain is only about as tall as Kenly. Exciting and Scary.
The Crafty Crow blog. We used black acrylic paint for the hand print. We also used orange acrylic paint for the thumbprint pumpkins. The face was simply cut out of black construction paper. Kenly used googlie eyes and craft foam for the nose. I drew whiskers with a silver colored pencil. We later added a Happy Halloween banner and then sent them off to our friends and family to celebrate the upcoming holiday. I plan on framing the one we kept to use as a Halloween decoration for years to come.