Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008

Who would tell the kids they had to "inspect" their Halloween candy so it was safe.... and it would probably take til morning so they'd be better off just getting a good night's sleep? Hmm. I would never.

Who would hide the M&Ms and tell their kids they were all gone? Not me, but maybe Doug.

Would would ever plan on taking their kids trick or treating so they could steal their loot! Well, definitely not me!

And who would go to one of the busiest neighborhoods in town so their kids could get a load of goodies. Not me. But it would make sense that I would do such a thing since I live in the middle of nowhere. But, no, I wouldn't do that.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Guess where I'm typing from!

I'm sitting at my my kitchen table..... looking out my window! Say it isn't so folks. I'm connected!!! No longer a country bumpkin. I have high speed internet! Email me, people, and email me often because now I can respond!

Okay, enough of that.

I had a harvest party at my house last weekend with a bunch of kids in super cute costumes. We had a bonfire and carved pumpkins and hid a treasure chest full of candy that the kids had to hunt for in the dark. I was hoping our hiding spot would keep them occupied for at least a couple of hours. But who am I kidding. A bunch of under-10-year-olds? They could probably smell all the chocolate. We kept them looking for approximately 4.2 minutes. Next year I'm burying it.

Cute little Zoe dressed up as a chicken, which explains why the rooster tried to attack her. She was not impressed. But what do you expect when you dress up as a chicken around a very lonely rooster (all the females are dead. But you wouldn't know that because I don't blog....)

Little Ella. I love this picture!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

I'm not dead

I've just been a little busy. But I'm back! Here's the abridged version of the last month of my life.

My beautiful girls.

A fabulous new Starbucks coffee drink I shared with some fantastic friends. It was a salted caramel hot chocolate. Note to self: buy a small one next time. And get a large water to go with it.

One of my kids' faces. They got ahold of my camera. I think its Madelyn.

All the homemade applesauce I made from some apples we stole from my neighbor's tree. (Okay, he said we could have them) I'm really getting into this country living. Do you see the smile?

The stolen apples.

A nest we lifted from the same apple tree. It made a great science lesson. I've never really looked closely at a bird nest. It is AMAZING what kind of engineering goes into a nest.

Brooklyn getting her ears pierced with Grandma.
The before:


That's all for now. Be back soon...... I promise.