Monday, November 30, 2009

On your mark, get set, go!

Late fall and early winter always means one thing - leaves, leaves and more leaves everywhere! We spent a good part of Sunday morning raking leaves and piling them up around the swing set for jumping and frolicking. We placed a large pile of them at the base of the blue slide for a softer landing. As you can see, I can get some speed and even some air on this slide. So...

On your mark, get set, go!

I lost count, but I must have gone down the slide over a hundred times!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

An Uninvited Guest

For the past few months we have had lovely visitors grace our doorstep which has been a lot of fun however, two weeks ago the flu entered our home. We did not invite this sickness guest into our home and I am glad that it is on the way out and we are all feeling a lot better! The flu tests came back negative on me but my doctor is sure I had some kind of para-flu which is basically a virus that acts like the flu but it not classified. Whatever it was, it was bad and we all got it! Mom is still blowing her nose like a trumpet!

I had a raging fever but we were getting cabin fever so it was good to get out and get some fresh air and collect some fall leaves. Even though we were sick Mom was still busy planning all kinds of fall projects. Next post will highlight some of the fun! Stay tuned!

Hunting for the perfect pink and red leaves.

Drawing with some leaves...this picture doesn't make me look sick at all!

Resting in a leaf pile.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Happy Halloween Everybody!

Wow! I love Halloween! We had an action packed day and night filled with some exciting highlights. We started out at a Healthy Moms gathering where we brought our homemade magic pretzel wands to share. Then we headed over to the Museum of Natural Sciences to enter a costume competition and see all the live animals. And we topped off the night with some trick-or-treating with friends. We packed in a bunch of photos to this post, Enjoy!

Homemade butterfly wings made from coat hangers and old stockings. We worked together applying the glitter.

Having my face painted butterfly style at the Museum.

All the trick-or-treaters getting fortified for the big night by eating some pizza.

Now what was I supposed to do with this ghost bag that we made?

Wonder Woman showing me the way (notice I took my wings off? By the end of the night I was in a t-shirt and tights and folks were asking what had happened to my costume! Well it was 70 degrees that night!)

Organizing and categorizing all the loot. Later that night once we got home we left my candy at the door for the Switch Witch, who took the candy and exchanged it for 2 great books this morning.

Enjoying a Tootsie Pop acquired at the very first house (waiting all the way to have this until the end of the night was torture!).

Time to make my cocoon.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Quote of the day

Maya was sitting on the floor playing and singing while Mom was getting breakfast ready and she came up with the following song and she has been singing it all day long.

Maya: Ring around the Rosie, Pocket full of Posie, Ashes and We all fall down and break our pelvis.

Mom (laughing hysterically): I love the new words to your song Maya!

We both start laughing.