Archive for October, 2010

Halloween Quilt

Halloween Quilt 1

Halloween Quilt 2

My sister Tracy and I have been working on these Halloween quilts.  I believe that the fabric line is Boo to You by Riley Blake. But I could be wrong. I pieced it all together. Tracy helped me figure out the back. And my sister Carrie did the quilting. I hurried and bound it so we can enjoy this month. I just may keep it on through November, too! My goal is to have seasonal quilts to put on my couch. It might take me a few years to get them all made, but this is a great start. Thanks to my awesome sisters for all of their help!

October is Almost Over?

Halloween walkway

This is our front walkway. Nice and spooky!

I can’t believe October is almost over. This month has flown by.  I really couldn’t tell you much of what has happened. But here’s what has happened this weekend.

The kids had a Halloween party at their Grandma M’s yesterday. They love getting dressed up! I put Sophie’s hair in curlers and made up her face. She wiped some of it off before pictures, but she was still a beauty. The mask for Sai’s skeleton costume is super scary, so I painted his face instead. And Jay’s Ironman 2 costume is pretty sweet.

Jay, Sophie and Sai

Here they are at Grandma’s party with their cousin Jared. Sophie refused to sit down and possibly get dirt on her princess dress. And can I say, it’s hard to fasten a five-point harness around a dress with a hoop in it.

Halloween costumes 03

And I love this picture of Sai and Jay. They are pretty fierce!

Sai and Jay

Earlier in the day I took Sophie to get her picture taken. The boys got school portraits but I didn’t have a new picture of Sophie. The pictures were all so cute but with the coupon I had I could only pick one pose. That was hard because she was such the little model and had tons of cute pictures. I chose this first one because it will go well with the pictures of the boys.

Sophie 12

And look how cute she is in a few of the others!

Sophie 14

Sophie 10

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When we went back to Joe’s parent’s to pick up the kids the clouds were so low on the mountains. It looked pretty awesome. I took so many pictures but we were driving and they didn’t turn out so well. These two were the best. (And yes, that is S-N-O-W on the mountains!! I’m not ready for snow, I’m really enjoying this cool rainy weather.)


Clouds and snow

Salem Pond

A few weeks back we went to Salem Pond. Joe had contacted his brother and his wife, Manny and Elyssa, and they met up with us there. The main point of this outing was to catch catfish. The only fish that was nearly caught was a huge carp. Joe had set his pole done to help Jay with his. While Joe’s pole was unattended the carp snagged the line and took off with Joe’s pole. Manny did some sweet casting and hooked onto Joe’s pole and reeled it in, with the carp still attached! However, once Joe got his pole and started reeling it in the carp got lose. Here’s Manny reeling in Joe’s pole and carp.

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The kids fed the ducks. There was this crazy goose who kept trying to get a little too close to Sophie and me. It kind of scared me a little.

Salem Pond 02

The boys did a little fishing.

Salem Pond 03

Then there was a lot of playing in the mud…

Salem Pond 04

…While wearing new pants. *sigh*

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But they sure had a good time!

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