Friday, October 14, 2011

this moment

from SouleMama
{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

getting ready for halloween

This year I'm going to try and stay ahead of the holidays. I know, I know, we'll see how far that goes! I want to enjoy them, not that I don't every year it's just so last minute and everything ends up working itself out, but it's a little stressful. Anyways, I have started on the boys costumes, but not L's still not sure what she will dress as. (I know this sounds like it will slow me down, but I've got all my limbs crossed that I will come up with something in the next few days...)
So in hopes of getting you all in the Halloween spirit along with me here is a peak of what I'm working on. (Hate to admit it but I started it last year and I had trouble deciding on the background fabric so it didn't get finished. The biggest reason is I didn't want to rush it and be only partially happy.) I'm so behind...sigh! Or if you are optimistic (like I'm going to be from now on...really!) I'm ahead I'm almost done with one of my project for this year. Sounds great, doesn't it? I think I'm convincing myself...hehe! This weekend will be dedicated to Halloween so I can sit back and enjoy until November, when I will freak out again.


The weather is beginning to get cool actually feels great right now and it's beginning to feel like fall here in the Midwest. Today was the annual musical "Fall Festival" at the boys school. It's a small production usually one song per grade, two if we are lucky, but the boys love it. They usually have snacks and inflatables which the kids enjoy. This year Ram did the states song, all the states in alphabetical order...whew! Rem's grad did a blues recorder performance. He practiced before they started, it was cute! I don't remember him practicing so they must have told them to keep it a secret. It's always fun to see them perform...
All those pumpkins in the background are getting me in the holiday mood! Hope you all are too!


Sunday, October 9, 2011

pierced ears

It is so hard to take pictures of a two year old when you really want to take a good one, I think I took about 20 and only about half of those came out decent. We got L's ears pierced today. I have been wanting to do this for awhile but have been waiting for the right time, when she wasn't too tired, hungry, or just plain cranky. The lady at Claire's said they would do them simultaneously since she was little and she expected her to cry even though I told her she doesn't cry when she gets her shots. My little tough girl, did not cry she just gave a gasp in surprise. She seems to be doing ok when I turn her earrings around although she doesn't like me to mess with them too much. I'm surprised that she doesn't mess with them. The boys were excited because she was going to get shot with the guns...haha...boys!
I've had her hair pulled back all day so I can see them, cute!