After I uploaded these photos, I realized that I probably already posted them. Well, here they are again.
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
So...it was awesome, even better than I had hoped. Tyler was so gentle and calm and immediately made a connection with the kids..key to having a successful session! Even after E scratched himself pretty bad on his arm, Tyler was able to rein him back in. I learned so much from him as a photographer in the 1 hour he spent with us. Even Victor, the one who secretly dreaded the event, was pleasantly surprised at how well it went.
I can't wait to see the photos...three weeks from now.
PS The kids did so well, Daddy let them pick the restaurant of their choice. We did some fine dining here.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
I finished the Jedi Robe I wrote about in yesterday's post; it pretty much went off without a hitch. It's not perfect, but Mom said it didn't have to be. Thanks Mom!
The sleeves are puckering a bit and I'm going to pull them apart and resew them...something funky happens with this lovely polyester fabric., but other than that, I think it's pretty ok for my first time.
So here they are.....
We tried to get E to be a dog bone, fireman or fire hydrant, but he wasn't having it.
The serious, Jedi look!
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Autumn is in full swing here in New England. The ride home from work has been really beautiful this week with all the colors of the leaves. Before long, our entire yard will be covered in leaves, glorious leaves!
“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree”
Monday, October 18, 2010
And for the grand finale...
Some good ole "nose picking quotes" to end the post
"You can pick your friends and you can pick your nose, but you can't pick your friend's nose."
"You can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose, but you can't wipe your friends under the sofa."
"I know he picks his nose. I felt under his furniture."
"If I had a million boogers, I'd still pick you."
"No ones finger fits as comfortably in your nose as your own.”
Friday, October 15, 2010
I needed an adolescent picture of me to bring to work for a guess the teacher photo contest. Mom dug this out of the pile. This is now hanging outside the guidance office. In this picture, I look soooo much younger than the kids I work with.
Here is my little man with his new "do". If you ask me, he looks pretty darn cute in his "faux hawk"! After getting his haircut, he walked by the mirror, took a glance and said, "I look good!" Yes you do handsome!
And this week was a big week at Tae Kwan Do; E got his high green belt and his new (costly) sparring gear...ouch! This picture cracks me up every time I look at it. I hadn't even seen Little Miss in the picture when I took it, but then when I uploaded it, I couldn't stop laughing. Excuse the blur; that's been happening a lot lately.
Happy Weekend to all! The two little cherubs and I will be spending our weekend at dress rehearsal and recital. E will be doing an acrobat number to "I Don't Want to Work" and Little Miss will be tapping to "On the Good Ship, Lollipop."
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
I found these great Martha Stewart Halloween Treat Bags (for less than $2.00 for a bag of 12) at Christmas Tree Shop .
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Orange Tissue Paper
Black Paper (construction or tissue)
Green Paper (construction or tissue)
1. Tear the orange tissue paper into small pieces (Little Miss insisted on using the scissors; they're still considered a novelty to her.)
2. Spread the glue with the brush onto the circular center of the plastic plate. It is best to put the glue on in sections, as it dries quickly. Place the pieces of tissue paper onto the glued surface and be sure to overlap the pieces. You do not want any of the plate showing through.
3. When the entire circular section is covered with tissue paper, let dry.
4. Unfortunately, I do not have a photo for the next step (oops...some day, I'll get this DIY thing right). After letting it dry completely, you are going to peel the "stained glass" pumpkin off of the plate. This is most easily done if you turn the plate inside out. Usually the kids like this part the best.
5. Make a jack-o-lantern face with paper. In the past I've used tissue paper, but we didn't have any, so the kids cut out pieces of construction paper for faces and stems.
6. Hang in a window. These are not the best photos, especially with the screen door in the background, but, they look really great in a sunny window.
"I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion." ~Henry David Thoreau
Monday, October 11, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
E earned his high green belt this week in Tae Kwan Do. He did really well and his yell, I believe, earned him another A+. He still lacks confidence some of the time, but I think that will come. Tae Kwan Do has been such a great experience for E and the instructors are so great! They are firm, set limits, and work the kids hard, but at the same time, they are kind, caring and oh so patient! It's a perfect combo!
This is a preview to the "stain glass" pumpkin craft I will post later this week. I really will get it posted this time from beginning to end.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Well, actually, here is one random thought. Can you name this plastic play food? This was our meal served by Little Miss and her favorite cousin at The Children's Museum in Easton this past Tuesday. We were definitely well fed.