Monday, September 20, 2010

The Gyspy (A Poem by Peregrine)

Here's a little poem Peregrine wrote this morning for school. We were looking at a painting and he thought this up on his own; I didn't ask him to do it. I helped him with a few lines. 

The Gypsy
by Peregrine (age 7)

The Gypsies come and the Gypsies go
Whether it rains or whether it snows.
And hardly anybody knows
What they have and what they know.
Then one day a Gypsy small
Came from his old wagon tall
Asking for a bit of food
And as I was in a pleasant mood
I gave him some of the family bread
Then with a thankful heart he said
“Thank you very, very much
For giving me this little lunch!”
He reached into his pouch of things
And from it he pulled a golden ring.
With joy he handed it to me
And it was a pleasure to see.
Away he went, the Gypsy small,
Off again to his wagon tall.
And as he left he waved goodbye
And there was a twinkle in his eye.
And that’s all I know of the Gypsy small
Who went away in his wagon tall
As all Gypsies come and all Gypsies go
Whether it rains or whether is snows.

Author’s Note: As a young poet it’s hard to think up morals for the poems and think up the poems themselves; it’s hard to do that too. (But it can still be fun!) This poem was based on one of the pictures in our school lessons. I’m going to keep on writing poems for a long time. (That is, mom’s going to type them, and I think them up.) Adios for now, Peregrine 

Thursday, September 09, 2010

No Child Left Behind

It's never too early to start on their education, right? 

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Houses for Haiti- Update and Giveaways!

First, I want to thank those of you who have contributed to our Houses for Haiti campaign! We've raised over $750 and are  almost half of the way to our goal of $1600. We're that much closer to being able to build a house for a homeless Haitian family. Please consider joining this great project.
This week I have a couple of items that were donated to help raise money... I feel a tel-a-thon coming on! Any of these would make a great gift for someone or a nice treat for you! 

This is a super cute vintage style apron in a whimsical butterfly print with coordinating aqua trim.  It's made of soft cotton and ties around the back and at the neck.
(Apron sewing courtesy of my super sister Alyssa; photo courtesy of Peregrine!)
This is available for a donation of $25 or more.

Bracelets made by Apparent Project Artisans in Haiti. These are made with hand-rolled paper beads and are on elasticized cord. Fun and funky!
Each bracelet is available for your donation of $10 or more.

This is a great cotton tote bag that is perfect for groceries, library books, clothing, diapers,  or just about anything. It's made of sturdy cotton and is fully lined and reversible. There are several pockets as well! I have one of these bags and get compliments on it often. (This was also donated and made by my sister Alyssa.)
Bag available for a donation of $20 or more.

If you would like to receive one of these items in return for your donation, please click on the Chipin Widgit above. You will be taken directly to The Apparent Project's secure paypal page. Then come back and leave me a comment letting me know what you would like and I will get it to you. Again, thanks for your help and please keep the people of Haiti in your prayers!