Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

Halloween was touch and go this year. Angela started running a fever yesterday and we were uncertain if it would come down enough for her to go outdoors. Fortunately for her it did. She was a ghost and she told me she wanted her hair white and her face painted white with black eyes. As soon as we put it all on she decided she did not like it at all. We told her she looked great!
Connor loved being a leopard. He kept telling everyone we passed that he was a leopard. He also had a very good roar.
They both did really good walking around although it did take them some time to warm up to it. Angela seemed to not remember how you trick-or-treated and we had to keep reminding her that she needed to say "Trick-or-Treat". Once Connor realized that you got candy at each house he would say "Thank you" and as soon as he got to the sidewalk he would run to the next house saying, "This one, this one." Emeric was a cute banana, but he stayed all bundled in the stroller and slept the whole time.

A Ghost, A Leopard and A Banana - Oh My!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

October - Photos of Kids

I have been told by a few people that I need to add some photos of the kids, so here are some random photos from this past month.
I can't seem to get her to stop reading, it is nice that she enjoys reading to Connor sometimes.
With her 'Landform' she made at school. It depicts many different features of our planet. Connor:
He spent about five minutes laying in the sunbeams playing with the dust motes.
"Take a picture of my truck, Take a picture of my truck!" "Please...."
I don't think he's laughing, but it sure makes a good story.
Up close and personal!
I hope you have enjoyed these - until next time.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Come Mr. Tally Man...

...Tally me bananas! Not to toot my own horn but *toot*toot*toot* I finished Emeric's costume and I think it turned out great.
The gal who lived here before us subscribed to a bunch of magazines and we still get many of them. One came with a bunch of infant/children Halloween costumes. In it I found an adorable banana bunting, but I am sort of a frugal spender and there is no way I was willing to spend the $30 for it. What to do, what to do? Make one of my own of course. I went and bought about $5 worth of fabric then sat down one afternoon and designed a pattern that would hopefully work. A few hours of sewing later and this is what we got: one cute, adorable, banana bunting. After Halloween I'll have photos of Emeric in it.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

One Year Gone

We left Spokane and Washington State on October 1st, 2008. Brian started working his apprenticeship on October 13th, 2008. We therefore have hit his one year mark. It is a bit like looking in Alice’s rabbit hole when I think of what this year has brought us and where it has taken us. We have been back to WA twice; once by plane and once by train/car. The kids and I stayed for six weeks each time and Brian got to stay for a week. We lived in the 5th wheel for about six months and then bought a house, which we have been in for about six months. Angela has been homeschooled and in public school. Both she and Connor have celebrated a birthday growing one year older and more ornery. The each have taken swimming lessons and Angela has also participated in the swim team. I have grown quite active here, getting involved with the church, teaching water aerobics and being elected to the steering team of my MOPS group. Brian is soon to be “stepping” again in his apprenticeship; this will make him a fourth step. There are a total of seven steps until he can test to become a journeyman lineman. It is really exciting to see how much he enjoys working and learning the trade. As I sit here typing this The Byrd’s song To Every Season is running through my head: To everything (turn, turn, turn) there is a season (turn, turn, turn) and a time for every purpose under heaven. This song is a direct quote of Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 and it seems so true of our lives; the fact that there is a time for every matter under heaven.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Weekend Creation

This past weekend was spent with me being a good mom, but a bad wife. I got absolutely nothing done around the house (Brian can attest to that), but I did complete Connor's Halloween costume.

Connor has wanted to be a leopard for the past two months, ever since he saw a picture in a library book. Then we were at the fabric store and he saw leopard fabric, that got him stuck.

I didn't realize that I should have sewn knee pads into the costume until he tried it on.

Brian couldn't decide who looked better: Connor or I.

My next goal - Emeric - and then getting Angela to commit to a costume idea.