Sunday, October 28, 2007

Pumpkin Patch

The kids picked the "perfect" pumpkin, and free of spiders! This patch had some issues with spiders so we had to find one without them.

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Now we just gotta carve it!


The fabric castle.

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It looked better on the way to school but I forgot to take pictures then.

Some pictures!

More to come tomorrow but for now...

At the lamest fall festival of all time in St.Petersburg. Don't go to it, ever. But here are a couple of pics anyway.

Papaw, Tristan and Daddy with the antique car sitting on the porch of the "print shop".

The 4 of us by a kind of cool tree (did I mention it was a lame festival, not too many kodak moments)

These others were at Bahama Breeze for Taylor's birthday.

Birthday girl Taylor, me and my dad

Uncle Jonathan and Tori - after they had finished telling each other every riddle they each knew, both nerds, love em both!

Stay tuned, pics of pumpkin patch and costumes to come, later this week!

Friday, October 26, 2007

No time to blog today...

so here is a recent favorite of mine! This is the most true song ever....for moms everywhere!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

1 month from today...

Is Black Friday. Just so you know.

Laurie we can go out for a little bit right?!

I am not a huge shopping freak despite that this post makes me seem like one. But I do love a good sale. But more than that - to me it officially kicks of the Christmas season and I LOVE Christmas. The baking, decorating, shopping, wrapping, the musicals, the day trips and celebrations in the community, the parades, and of course special times with family.

I feel Christmasy just thinking about it.

Friday, October 19, 2007


Is for tweens, maybe teens and adults. Not elementary school aged children.

We spent the evening on the Safety Harbor Pier. A cute little manatee peeked his nose out at us a couple of times. A sting ray molested a pier support directly below us. Swarms of extra large minnows flipped out each and every time we dropped a line in the water. And we watched this guy with a huge net bring in a lot of fish.

Unfortunately we caught nothing. 2 trips fishing with the new poles. 2 trips without any fish. And the phrase of the evening - "this is boring".

Big decisions...

I have decided that when you grow up you forget what big decisions are. You have to make HUGE decisions all the time - where you'll live, how you'll spend your money, how you'll earn your money, even how to raise your kids. So you can skip the big what to be for Halloween.

This year Tristan so far wants to be a Bucs player, red Spiderman, black Spiderman, Darth Vader, Anakin Skywalker, Luke Skywalk, a dog and a hot dog (saw the costume, thought it was funny).

Tori would like to be Princess Leia, a pirate, a princess, an M&M or a snow princess (yes we still live in FL).

Oy vey. So this weekend I told them we would go out shopping and they needed to stay tuned!

Thursday, October 11, 2007


The county said my daughter's gifted and that sounds good. So they send her off to this class where they learn random things - last year they learned about inventors and inventions, this year medieval times. And she gets some challenging math and she goes on some cool field trips and she sees all her friends that are not in her class so what could be bad about it right?

She has to build a castle - which sounds fun but do not be fooled. It has to be 18 by 18 - CANNOT be made of any building materials like legos, clay, wood, etc - and must include the following: moat, drawbridge, tower, turret, keep, bailey, gatehouse, and a portcullis (that crisscrossing gate thing inside the front door).

And she wants to make it out of fabric...I tried to talk her into sugar cubes but when the girls mind is made up, its made up.

All the girls.

All the girls in Tristan's class love him. They chase him on the playground. They want to sit next to him in circle time. So I ask him about this:

Me: Do the girls like you at school Tristan?
Tristan: Yes
Me: Do they chase the other boys?
Tristan: No
Me: Do they chase you?
Tristan: Yes
Me: Well how come they like you so much?
Tristan: Mom (you know in that tone like I know nothing at all), I AM a very nice boy!

Glad we don't have self esteem issues :-)

Friday, October 5, 2007

5 things...

I bet you did not know about me.

1. I can touch my tongue to my nose.
2. I share a birthday with my brother, he is NOT my twin.
3. I am addicted to crossword puzzles.
4. I hate cooking but love to bake.
5. I am old music junkie - my mp3 player has everything from Under the Boardwalk to Thriller on it.

Have you done this? If you have not posted 5 things about you that we might now know than do it!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

My little Diva!

This past Sunday was children's Sunday at our church and Tori sang a solo. Poor kid spent the whole week before with a nasty cold so she got little time to practice. And of course this is the shunshine song...but considering the giant gap in her mouth she did a great job! And as always she had a blast.