Saturday, November 8, 2008

It's Fall...

I've been out taking pictures of the beautiful fall leaves the last two days. I think the leaves hit peak here in the triangle this past week, but we had several rainy days, so yesterday was the first real chance to get out and try to capture the leaves in their fall glory.

I hope you enjoy these pics, and if you'd like to see more, the best from Friday are here, and the best from today are here.

Sunday, November 2, 2008


We had a really good time trick or treating tonight with our friends in the neighborhood. Some of the smaller kids like Sophie (cute little witch) and Sienna (pink princess) were able to really get into the swing of things with the older (aged 4-8) kids. Joey made his official debut at R2-D1-1 while Johnny wore the Mr. Incredible costume that he's been enjoying wearing for weeks. Madi had on a new witch costume. Eli was Darth Vader. Grayson was a knight. Celeste was in a very cute horse costume. Rick was a ghost. And, well, I was Wonder Woman. I think everyone can be a kid or at least try to feel like one on Halloween, right?!?
Rick spent most of Friday decorating the Haunted Garage. The big attraction tihs year was a special card game between several skeletons. He spent a lot of time organizing their hands, laying out the chips, stuffing them, and finishing the effect with spiderwebs all around. It was neat. The boys and I helped set up a few things around the card table as well. Everyone was getting in on the act.
It was nice to see the kids enjoying the pretend of Halloween and not being scared by the props that have bothered some in the past. They just charged right into the garage this year. It was obvious Mr. Rick was the ghost:-)
The rest of the pics are here.

Time Change

Well, here we go again. The clocks are going back one hour. As a matter of fact, they turned back in the middle of my Halloween and It's a Wrap posts, so they are out of order:-( Us adults will want to sleep late. The kids won't know the difference and will be up anyway. No problem letting them stay up until their new normal bedtime tomorrow. But, watch out later in the week as they are all short on sleep...again.

It's a Wrap...

Until next year, Happy Halloween. The boys and I spent the day taking down what we'd worked so hard for nearly 6 weeks to put up. In order to spend a little bit of time celebrating the middle child, Thanksgiving, we figured we'd better put Halloween away before it's time to get Christmas out! It was another good fall season...
Putting Frank away is always the sadest. We enjoy him so much. He's got a tear near his feet now, but hopefully he'll last us at least one more season. To keep us from getting sad, we put Tom Turkey up in his place. Gobble, gobble...
The rest of today's pics are here.