Sunday, October 30, 2011

Catwalk, Carving, Cutting, Carnival

(welcome to the Catwalk) 
 (ninja baby)

 (my front yard is a jungle)

 (yumminess to come from this)
 (oh cardboard box...friend to so many little ones)

 (arrrgh it's a mowhawk!)
 (cutest hand me down...funnier because we don't eat those things!)

 (wonderful drumming group)

 (star pose)

Yesterday was a day for doing and it was mighty fun! We started off the day with the costume catwalk as my older two showed off their gear for Halloween. They looked marvelous. This year, instead of making costumes, the kids went for thrift and hand me downs. I think that the result was just as cute! Since we have been so busy recently, we have been slow on our holidaying; so pumpkins got carved a little late in the season but that's okay. What matters is the joy of doing the activity not the timing. Dad decided it was time to change his look so we chopped his hair into a very Halloweeny mohawk. Looks good! After all of this hard work, we decided to relax by going to the fundraising carnival at one of the local schools. It was super cute and fun and the kids could purchase books with their game tickets which was an awesome concept to me. All in all, it was a fantastic day!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

pumpkin pickin'

(this little guy wanted to share in the abundance of the season)
(the look of group contemplation)

(hunting for perfection)

(guarding his pumpkins with serious determination)

(decidedly over is time to relax)
(like an Aztec tower made of hay)

I love the hunt for the pumpkin. Searching the patch for the perfect orange beauty! It brings the thrill of the hunt into my heart! We all ventured out to the Andersen/Canvas Ranch Vegetable Stand & Pumpkin Patch
where we enjoyed the many varieties of squash and the lovely ladies who were super helpful. The big kids and dad attempted to do the corn maze; and were even successful after three of four times of ending up back at the entrance. It was such a wonderful little jaunt with the family. The weather was perfect and for a moment in time all of the kids were in excellent spirits (not too bad I like to think!). Sometimes I wish it could be Fall all of the time. Hope this season brings you as much joy as it does me and my family.

Friday, October 28, 2011

{this moment}

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. ( Inspired by Amanda Soule of SouleMama)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Chores and Family Time

Today is a day for doing. I haven't any time to post much but I wanted to say Hi and let you know that I will be back tomorrow! Happy Thursday!!!