Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Rick and Joey put up the rest of the inflatables yesterday. We're just about decorated for Halloween. I know Joey will be frustrated that the decorating fun is over. I just have a couple of witches left to put out...one that runs into a tree and another that runs into the window over the garage. There's more stuff, but usually we reserve that for Halloween night if we have time to put it out. We'll see what this year has in store.

More pics of what the kids and I were up to today are here.

Fun with Beads

I used plastic beads today to take some abstract and colorful pictures. I've been collecting clear glass plates and bowls from various places. I buy ones with interesting patterns on the bottom. Today I was using a star, basket weave, and one with lots of distinct star points. I think the effect is pretty cool.
You can see a few more of these shots here.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Fall Festivities Continue

I awoke to the, "Mom, can we get more Halloween decorations down?" request today:-) I knew it was coming. We'd talked about it. "Sure, but let me wake up a bit first, OK?!?"

The Starbucks finally kicked in so that I felt safe to climb on the pulldown stairs. We got down our scarecrows and put them out. Poor Joey, he wants to be 10, but he's only going on 6. By that, I mean that he was so frustrated he couldn't put the scarecrow stakes in the ground by himself where he wanted them. Soon, son, soon. And, while you're at it, mow the grass too, OK?

I put up a new ghost globe inflatable too. We had fun. They got their decorations. I got my pictures. We all got a few mosquito bites.

Rest of the pics are here.