Monthly Archives: October 2011

Happy Halloween

Ami and Conrad’s school had a Spooktacular Family Fun Night on Friday.  Derek and Jeremia were scarers in the haunted house.  I had planned on taking tons of pics but we were so busy there wasn’t time.  Luckily I got a couple of shots before we left.

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They had so much fun scaring everyone.

I didn’t get a chance to go into the haunted house.  I was too busy being the Pocket Lady. I wore a giant apron with 8 or 9 huge pockets on it.  Each pocket had prizes.  For 2 tickets each kid got to pick a pocket for a prize.

We had a blast.

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Look At Those Lashes

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Just some of the names he answers to:

Ami

Ami-tsunami

Ami-salami

Mr Moo

Duck

Goose

Mooberry

Bucket-head

Pork-head

Moo-shoo

Moo-shoo-pork-head

…the list goes on.

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The Resurrection Begins

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The overgrown plants provided much-needed shade.  It was HOT.  We were melting and  sweating like big pigs. TMI?

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Der had to change all of the tires, because it had been sitting for 7 years and the old ones had disintegrated.

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He made fast work of it.

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He used ratchet straps to pull the square up onto the trailer. There was minimal pushing, which was great, because of the whole melting thing.

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Jeremia and Der have been fiddling with it all week.  I am excited for the memories they are making together.

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She looks happier already.

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Bee Is For Brave

Derek thinks I’m nuts.  I don’t disagree.

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All I can say is they were super calm and I approached vvveeerrryyy slowly.

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They were too busy working to pay me any mind.

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I love how the comb looks like petals, rounded at the edges.

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I remember the hive being much bigger last time.  Fear has a way of distorting memories. It’s been in Der’s mom’s backyard for years.  In times past I steered clear of it.  This time, for whatever reason, I allowed myself to stop and admire the beauty of it and forgot to be afraid.

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Scenes From Our Backyard

This little guy has seen better days.  I never realized their bodies have white polka dots.

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I feel so blessed that I got to hold him.

Signs of fall.

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I bought 2 of these flowering vines on clearance. They’ve been doing really well.

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Let’s hope I remember to cover them when the weather calls for freezing temps.

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Say Hello To My New Friend

She’s my newest dress form.  I like her imperfections.

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Thanks Goodwill!

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I have no idea how old she is.  She has no markings.  Google did not help. Anybody have a guess?

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I love the painted fence so much.  It makes the perfect backdrop.  I hope you aren’t tired of seeing it yet.

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Halloween Decorations

We had some fun making simple Halloween decorations.

We made bats and spiders using black paper plates, elmers glue and construction paper. We also made candy corn.

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Nothing fancy just cutting an glueing.  We had a lot of fun with it though.

And Jeremia had us cracking up with his.

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It says “I’m a social worker.  I have bad social skills”

JP spent a lot of time on his social worker. He’s even holding a little briefcase with the tip of his wing.

We hung it all up in the alcove out front.

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