Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

There is actually a funny story with this picture. Our neighbor's dad has a farm where they board lots of horses. We thought it would be fun and look kind of "fall-ish" if we took pictures down there. So we loaded the hay and the kids in the back of the truck. Well, the horses saw the hay and came RUNNING! They totally swarmed the truck with the hay and kids in back. The kids LOVED the up close experience with the horses, it made me nervous. Horses are so big and powerful and unpredictable. Anyways, it all turned out OK and we got some cute pics. Super Girl is a Snow Princess, Little Princess is Alina from Fairytopia, and Little Man is Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes. I think that is what we are going to change his code name to, Calvin.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Drumroll Please. . .

Ever since I saw the idea to use a carrot for a nose, I have been SO excited to carve pumpkins! I don't like scooping the slimy stuff out, so Mike is in charge of that. He does such a fabulous job! Our Little Princess wanted to do the skeleton face, she surprises us and likes creepy things sometimes. She even insisted that we draw blood on it. Creepy. Super Girl wanted the stars and Mike did the jagged teeth. Mike's brother and nieces joined us for the fun.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

First Snow

We woke up to a winter wonderland on Sunday! There was no time to put clothes on, of coarse, so the girls threw on their coats and hats over their pajamas. The kids have never lived in a place with snow before, so they thought this was great. Super Girl said, "Mom, there is like 2 inches of snow out here." She said it like that was SO MUCH! It made me laugh, just wait, there will be more. We realized how unprepared for winter we are. None of us have snow shoes, we don't have a snow shovel or those little scraper things for your windshield, I guess I need to go shopping.
I love this picture of our Little Princess because it just says winter to me. The pink, freezing face, complete with a little drippy nose.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Monster Cookies

Thanks Heather for this idea! I think it is always fun creating in the kitchen with the kids. We really had a good time creating and eating our "monster cookies!" It was interesting to see the different ideas everyone came up with.

Sunday, October 14, 2007


We made these little glowing ghosts yesterday. They actually look kind of fun at night. The girls added their own touch to them. I got the idea and directions from family and its under "spirited jugs". If I knew how I would put a link to it (maybe some one could give me a little "how to" in the comment box.) :)

Friday, October 12, 2007

I love fall

I love fall and all the festivities that it brings. . . the football games, pumpkin patches, the phantom goodies, costumes, etc. We went to this fun pumpkin patch that had a corn maze, some animals, and some jump houses. It was so fun.
I am so excited to carve pumpkins this year! Not to give anything away, but I will be using other vegetables as well. . .

A few more

Here are a few pics of them all together. I haven't edited them yet. And the funny thing is when I was dressing them I knew I would be converting the pictures to black and white, so I didn't really care if the colors on their clothes matched. So they don't look very coordinating. Oh well.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

one project finally done

Today I FINALLY got out and bought some black fabric so I could take a few pictures of the kids. These are the ones that will go in the frames above the cozy fireplace. I wish I were better at converting them to black and white.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Its begining to look a lot like Christmas. . .

Thats right, those little white dots you see are snow flakes! It snowed on Saturday. Snow in September?! Is this normal? I actually think it is so exciting! But, talk to me in January and I'm sure it'll be old by then. The snow had me singing Christmas carols all weekend (much to my husband's annoyance!). I thought it was SO FUN!

Also on Saturday (and more important/exciting) was Bill and Jodi's wedding. It was such a fun day. Our Little Princess was the flower girl. She was so adorable with Ethan as the ring bearer (sp?). It was so fun to see the family from near and far. On their way out they put a bouquet of flowers on Bill and Mike's dad's grave. I thought that was thoughtful and touching. We all shed tears over that one. It was a good day.
This is Bill and Jodi with some of their nieces and nephews.