Fritz and Patti came to visit us here at Twin Rivers. They perform some tricks for us and went to visit each and every one of us that were there! Thank you Nancy for sharing your beautiful German Shepherds with us…
The “crafters” at Twin Rivers had a lesson in watercolor for making our April raindrops! Each one had their paint, water, brush & practice paper to learn some watercolor techniques before starting in on the raindrops. Not only was it a fun learning experience, our raindrops turned out just beautiful – each one unique! We even had a rainy day to do the project! Placed in the dining room with the giant umbrellas we decorated, it looks like a whimsical April showers day! Today, as it rains & pours outside, we will decorate rain boots to complete the April scene in the dining room! I am so proud of our “crafters” at Twin Rivers & the effort they put into our projects! Our crafts bring a personal touch to our dining room that all the residents enjoy!
The December angel was ready to be created! A poinsettia for its’ base & gold ribbon for its’ wings, this little angel turned into a Christmas jewel! With a foil wrapped package at the foot of her green felt gown, she definitely says “Merry Christmas”! It’s hard to believe that she is our last angel of the year! Each month our angel creations have had something special about them. OK, which one is my favorite? It’s really a hard call to make, but I think because of my love for fall & its’ colors, I’ll choose the October angel for number one. Judy, our activities assistant, has chosen the November angel as her favorite, & Karen, Twin Rivers Marketing, has chosen the Christmas angel as hers! With Christmas upon us, it’s hard for me to not make that one my favorite too!! This wonderful collection is now displayed in my activities office on a shelf designed & made by one of our residents’ brothers! Do you have a favorite angel? Tell us which one pulls at your heart strings!
We’re “going green” at Twin Rivers! We took an old T-shirt, cut and “pulled” and turned it into an amazing fringe scarf! This was such a fun craft because it wasn’t all that hard to do and they turned out so beautiful, not to mention functional!! The ladies were so excited over their creations that we decided we’d better have a group picture under the Christmas tree!! What a great way to recycle T-shirts you no longer wear!!
This little pillow so brightly colored with fall leaves and the saying “Give Thanks” on it to remind us all that we have a lot to be thankful for here at Twin Rivers! The edges were cut and the ladies tied them together and stuffed them until they became a fluffy little pillow.
We started the party out with Halloween trivia with monster punch and a cookie. We then went into a “Monster Mash” Dance and “Ghost Busters”. Lora, Karen and Judy moved about the dining room dancing and singing. The residents laughed so hard! Best party ever (they were saying). We then went into our costume contest. Several residents dressed up so the contest was pretty hard. We then let the residents write down who they wanted to see win. 1st place went to Alice Otterness, She was the Harvest Lady! 2nd place was Norris Johnson, The pirate. 3rd place was Correne Clauson, Skeleton
Fun was had by All!!!
“Bubble, bubble, toil & trouble”……the craft room turned into a witch’s kitchen and Lora turned into a witch for her special Witch’s Stew recipe! From “goblin fingers” to “condensed bat broth” to “fountain of youth juice”, the ladies had a great time chopping & putting together this Halloween Stew! And while the stew “brewed” they put together a very clever witch’s feet garland craft! They had a fun afternoon and everyone agreed, Witch’s Stew is pretty tasty!!
Oh the things you can do with yarn, a foam ball and felt! It’s a spider that brings a smiles, not shrieks! Make this cordial 8 leg creature a part of your Halloween Decor!!!
These pumpkins are so cute and not hard to make! A little paint and some stapling and you’ve got yourself a darling fall decorations!