Thursday, November 13, 2008

Fall Festivities

My girls love fall. They love the chill in the air, however small that might be. Seriously, the first day that it was a little cool outside in the morning, they announced that winter was on its way, and they needed to wear gloves, scarves, hats, etc. They also loooooove fall festivities...time at the local pumpkin patch (pictures are sadly lacking due to a kaput camera battery & an inability to locate the charger) to bounce in bounce houses, play amongst the pumpkins and the hay mazes, pumpkin decorating, and costume-making and dressing up. Yeah, I have two rules about costumes: (1) First & foremost, nothing gruesome or scary, and (2) Costumes should be made, not bought, and if possible, be a character from a book. With my crafty girls, this just enhances the enjoyment. Enjoy the pics below:
As you can see, this girl crafts well with nothing on...actually, I request it. Oh the messes she can make, and oh the laundry woes. It's easier to get the mess off her skin than it is to get it off her clothes.
Alyssa's completed pumpkin. I cannot express in words the joy it brought her to create this pumpkin. Seriously, she concentrated hard, and was absolutely a peach to be around upon the completion of this masterpiece! Shanan enjoyed herself, too, especially the opportunity to make use of the glue gun. Although notice, she has clothes on. :) She is naturally a bit tidier than her sister.
Different pumpkins, different personalities. But both girls had an absolute blast exercising their creative genuis.
Meet Pippi Longstocking...times two...or Wendy, as Steve kept calling them and asking them to explain why their burgers are square and not round!


Randi said...

Excellent costumes!!

Amanda said...

He called the Wendy and asked why their burgers are square and not round... HAHAHAHAHAHA! I'm totally laughing about that. I'll never think of Wendy's or Pippi Longstocking or Halloween and not think of that. Too funny!

BTW, I still am in love with your blog look. One of my favorites ever!

amy said...

I'm anxiously awaiting news of Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year's! :) It's one thing to not send a Christmas letter, but quite another to not update the blog for two months... unforgivable... lol Miss you!!! Hope everything is going okay!!!

In His Grip said...

Happy Winter.