Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Trick or Treat!

Trick-or-Treat night was a family affair again this year.  My (Jenni's) dad's birthday was a few days before our town's trick-or-treat night so we invited the family over for the festivities and had a birthday dinner together after handing out our goodies.  Thanks to Aunt Shell for taking pictures!  We're glad she's a shutterbug or we wouldn't have pictures of a lot of our family events.  I usually get so busy with child-wrangling that I forget I have a camera along for the ride.

Emily's cousins, Abby and Ben, came over to walk the neighborhood with her.  There's nothing like following a butterfly, Sleeping Beauty and a skunk around town while they're collecting the goods!

Monday, November 29, 2010


As we were leaving the doctor's this morning, Em shouts, "Look!  Eagles!"

I clarified that they were geese.

She responded, "I like their barks!"

.... Gifted class here we come!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Halloween Prep

I can't believe I just found Halloween pictures that we haven't posted here yet!  I'm just a few days late...

Grandma came over a couple of weeks prior to Halloween to help us decorate our pumpkins.  I decided to go a bit against the grain this year and not carve them.  I saw a few ideas in a magazine (maybe Better Homes and Gardens?) and ran with them.

With the aide of a hot glue gun and some odd and end craft supplies we had a decent run at some unique pumpkins this year!


Emily modeling her pumpkin....


DADDY'S PUMPKIN... we "decorated" it so it would fit in 
but he could modify it later if he wanted in on the action!

Just goes to prove we shouldn't decorate pumpkins under the influence...
of PMS.   :-)

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Some more pictures for you!

May 14, 2010 - "Slip Me Some Skin"

May 21, 2010 - "Asleep at the Wheel"

June 5, 2010 - "Hot Tamale"

July 19, 2010 - "VBS - Part 1"

July 20, 2010 - "Doodlebug"

August 2, 2010 - "Check, Check, Check-Up"

A Gift of Love for Mother

My mom found this in a stack of clippings that my grandma had saved... it seemed fitting for some pictures I took earlier this fall.


Has there ever been a mother
Who has not received the gift
Of a bunch of wilted dandelions
Clutched in a chubby fist?

She exclaims, "O my, how pretty!
I'll get a vase real quick."
Then proudly she accepts the gift
That Love has stooped to pick.

For days each time she passes
The vase of drooping weeds,
A smile will light her features
And her heart again is pleased.

When she cannot keep them any more,
She's as careful as can be;
She discards them very carefully
When her little one can't see.

For Love is such a special gift
Though offered as withered flowers;
And when mother's days are filled with Love,
They gleam with happy hours.

-Dorothy Smith
1984, Warner Press, Inc.

Hand-selected by Emily... from Grandma's flower bed.

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