Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Every year I take London's picture by our itty-bitty maple we planted the year she was born.
Even though it's tiny, I love looking out the back door and seeing the red and orange leaves.
I just wish they would stay around longer.
And then I get all nostalgic and think about how this tree is kind of like our little family, young and new, but growing and changing every year.
Which leads to me thinking about how much these two have grown and how they will continue to grow.
Which leads to a minor panic attack.
Slow down for heaven's sake! (Not you mini maple.)
I'll distract myself with a tongue shot, (just like daddy, when he's really concentrating hard)!
Phew, all better, happy fall and happy Thanksgiving!
Monday, November 22, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
While I'm out doing this:
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
That was what London said in the car yesterday in reference to her brother. I corrected her of course, being the ever diligent, this is how you pronounce words sort of mom I am, "London, I think you mean hideous." To which London replied, "No, he's HITTEOUS mom; he's always hitting me all the time."
Right, of course. That makes so much more sense. You just keep right on making up your own words baby, and I'll keep sharing them with the world.
Monday, November 1, 2010
Trunk or Treat was as fun as ever this year, and so many people participated and went all out, making it really fun and memorable for everyone!
Can you guess what our theme was this year?
Presenting princess Jasmine and her faithful monkey Abu (okay, so we all know it was Aladdin's faithful monkey), riding on a magic carpet ride. Like that song hasn't been stuck in my head for days.
And here's the most adorable bat girl I've ever seen.
I know everyone will be completely surprised to find out that James came up with the really fun idea of a 'magic carpet ride'. The kids had to climb up on it to get to the candy. And it really was suspended and wobbly and really fun to climb on. And I apparently really like to say really. I got to be the 'load tester' to ensure it was totally safe and kid friendly. The many joys of being married to an engineer.
"What is this? What did you say? Someone's giving out candy? Who's giving out candy? Everyone we know is just giving out candy?" - Jerry Seinfield
Noble made the perfect monkey since, as I've mentioned before, the child climbs everything. His costume, unfortunately, wasn't up to the task of keeping up with him and broke within thirty seconds of trick or treating.
Rachel and her sweet super heroes, plus one super sweet princess
This was my favorite family get-up. Seriously, how cute is that? I've considered transposing our faces onto theirs and claiming this as our family, but we know too many of the same people.
Noble was obsessed with the 'gorilla' in the cage. We were either here watching the 'gorilla' or at the cars that had games with balls.
At one point Noble left and came back with someone else's sword ?? and let the gorilla know that he was taking charge of this apparently unsafe situation.
My favorite moment of Halloween this year had to be when we went to a few of our neighbor's homes and Noble was holding my hand and 'skipping', he was so happy. Every group of kids we passed by he waved to and said 'hi'. Pure, sugar high joy. It's what's all about.
So Edmond has this fun little storybook, not at all scary, themed festival at lake Arcadia every year, and I was totally unaware. And we just happened to be in town the weekend it started, and it was adorable.
After you enter into the forest, you follow a little path past all these sets that are, you guessed it, fairy tale themed, and they hand out candy to the kiddos.
It had a lot going for it though:
1) It was outside
2) It was in a forest
3) It was outside
4) There was candy