Tuesday, October 27, 2009

sunny fall day...

temperature is a bit chilly but no complaints here! Temps this week are hovering in the 50's with promises of 60's thursday and friday!

Maxx and I had a bit of a fall walk...he loves to scoot his feet in the leaves...

mother nature left us a carpet of them to scoot in...






Today after long anticipation...it was time to CUT THE PUMPKIN...

had to think about it for a minute...(i think maxx thinks he has a goatee...lol)




...nonnie, i LOVE this pumpkin! he said, then gave it a hug...
(had to have him recreate the hug as i didn't have the camera ready..lol..oooops...)



nonnie, what is that stuff!!!?



...and look it's a hat too! (my sweet little punkin head!)


he reached in (with a bit of persuasion) and got this teeny tiny piece of pumpkin guts!


(look close for that little piece between his fingers!)
THAT WAS A BIG DEAL!!! I GOT SOME, I GOT SOME!!!


...goin in for seconds...



and pretty soon.....(time elapsed for blogging...)

VOILA!!!



(with a little help...) a MAXX pumpkin!

Maddy will do hers when she is home from school later!

We got our fall school pictures...oh how they grow!!!



Xander (second grade)



Maddy (third grade) her hair looks short but it is actually braided up in the back!

Thanks to everyone who sent us license plates for maxx's room! It is coming along nicely! (If anyone has any we have lots of room for more!!!) and we put the persons names on the backs so we know where they came from...!!





LOST IN COMMUNICATION....

me: honey, can you vacuum the house?

david: sure!





Me: (hears leaf blower going) NOT THAT HOUSE!!!

gotta love him....

So i was on craigslist and have been looking for a pair of swivel rockers for my dining room as a reading area...with a little table between...some comfy little place for quiet...and found these....1960 retro chairs...



they had been listed at the beginning of the month and i was worried that perhaps they would be gone..already and had been forgotten to be removed from the listing..well the gentleman emailed me to say they were still available and he REALLLY NEEDED TO GET RID OF THEM...and WITHOUT ASKING I COULD HAVE THEM FOR HALF PRICE!!!! Going to pick them up thursday!!! woo hoooooo!!!
hugz til next time!!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

LAST day of school...

for Maxx already...for this session...

theme for today was pumpkins, fall and fun... Maxx was THRILLED BEYOND THRILL...when he found out they got to BOWL with pumpkins!!!

this pumpkin could also be a BASEBALL! and look i could use the pin as a BAT!!!

LOOK i'm bowling like ROBBIE!!



AND...FOR ART...they created some pumpkins with a bit of glue and tissue paper!





I finished up my halloween shadow box project front.... side (i used a 1913, October almanac for the paper coverings...)





now for a very cool treat!

i didn't take many videos of the kids at Maxx's school...but he was so into bowling I thought I'd take just ONE (and as luck may have it...it's a keeper!)

...the boy has talent...watch that bowling FORM!
THIS made everyone smile.and cheer..when he did this....watch close!


video

better than the 7-10 split!!!
and not to be outdone...lol... congrats to uncle robbie who bowled a 222, 289 (missed another 300 game by inches!) and a 220 for a really nice 731 series...watch out there robbie...maxx is showing bowling interest!!!

hugz til next time!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

MONDAY MORNING AND WE ARE HEADING...

...on a journey...

video

Maxx was on the look out...we told him to give US directions so we didn't miss it!

each year...it is our measurment how big we have gotten...



this is Logan's first year!!!!



maxx is how TALL this fall? geez how they grow!!!


And there is a pair of birch trees that we use for pics every year too....


Danielle and Damien...



maxx

...and every year we ALWAYS have to look in the hole...



what's in it? I have no idea...i for one...CAN READ! LOL



and posing by the big pumpkin...



and yummy caramel apples to drool over...



good thing we brought Maxx along...to help Kaleigh up...

and heading to the pumpkin field touches on the senses...



smelling....


LISTENING...(don't exactly know WHAT you would be listening for...)


whoa...this is a big one!


...and this is a sitting in the dirt opportunity!!! hey this pumpkin is still attached!


and logan got to experience pumpkins as part of a pile..lol




had to use pumpkins to prop up logan since he isn't quite sitting yet!

we got lost in the corn maze...LITERALLY...and maxx kept running this way and that and we didn't want to lose him...he was the only one with the good sense of direction...lol remember he found the farm!!!

Will be heading back soon...with Maddy...since she was in school....

bit of art time this week...

group pic of my little h-OWL-eeeeen... ornaments...



commissioned tote bag for a sweet friend...




and the unpainted body of a new mer-person...watch for updates!!!


off to work on a few things...

THEN I GET TO REPAINT MY STUDIO..AS THE WALL IS D-O-N-E!!! then wash and scrub the floor and dust and i can move my stuff back in!!! JUMPING FOR JOY!!!! WOOO HOOOOO WHOOOPING AND HOLLARING...

BIG HUGZ TIL NEXT TIME!!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Happy OCTOBER!!!



And with the arrival of the month that begins birthdays (at least around here!) (tomorrow would have been my mom's 91st birthday, Shannon is on Oct 6, Kaleigh is on October 26, Kevin is on October 31, yep he IS scary..lol then David is on November 3, Danielle is on November 5 then Robbie on Dec 4th...THEN Christmas!) The month of October brings weather that needs light coats! It's been in the lower 40's in the mornings...brrrrrr.... ( I know I know..it's gonna get worse...lol)



caught Xander in a picture yesterday...(the boy does NOT like to have his picture taken...and I can respect that..told him that i needed an UPDATE...so i caught him off guard...

We got some strawberries on sale and decided to try out a new pie recipe...

well maxx WAS taking his nap...UNTIL her heard the whirrrr of the mixer...
THEN I HAD HELP...
OFFICIAL TASTETESTER...MAXX







HELLO, BEAUTIFUL! lol...



this is soooo delicious!!!!
then he noticed that there were STRAWBERRIES left in the dish...

...can i have a strawberry, too!!!?



DRUMROLL PLEASE.......and here is OUR pie!



This morning was school time too...today's theme was

THINGS THAT FLY!
there were gliders to build..(with mommy's help of course!)



MOM ARE YOU SURE YOU ARE READING THOSE DIRECTIONS RIGHT!!????

and if you make the proper NOISE that a plane makes (come on purse your lips and brrrrrooooom with me!) you KNOW you want to...



the planes FLY!!!



then we made paper helicopters which the pattern can be found HERE


...and the class was filled with spinning, whirling and smiles!!!



but even if you don't have paper or wooden gliders to float thru the air...you can always...



SPREAD YOUR WINGS AND FLY WITH MOM!

hope your day is filled with a light breeze that makes you SOAR!!!

HUGZ TIL NEXT TIME!

one of my sweet valentines

shoop shoop

the grandbabies

create your own slideshow

garden fairy purse

garden fairy purse

JUNQUE BRACELETS

JUNQUE BRACELETS

white bracelet

white bracelet

mary bracelet

mary bracelet

turquoise bracelet

turquoise bracelet

glass knobs

glass knobs

have a seat....

have a seat....