Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Trick or Treat!

Isn't she pretty? She was really grouchy when I was trying to take her photo. We went trick or treating for about 45 minutes then the kids pumpkins were full and it was getting chilly so we came home. It took Grace a while to understand what was going on with trick or treating but once she had it there was no stopping her!


Nick had a hard time deciding what to be for Halloween this year. He really wanted to be something scary or gory but they don't allow that at school. Things have changed A LOT since I was in grade school! So he settled on the Scream. On the other hand, Grace had no problem deciding what to be, she wants to be a "Princess Barbie". I made the costume (with some help from my mom) and Grace calls it "Prettyfull". More photos of Grace once we do her hair and add the tiara. PS: I did a horrible job of hemming up the bottom, the fabric was awful to work with. I don't think it will be too noticeable once she has it on.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Our new dog

We have adopted Kio, a Shiba-Inu on a trail basis for 2 weeks. So far, after week one, he has been a good dog and not peed or pooped in the house. He does drive me crazy because he wants in and out all day long. I humor him during the day, but at night he needs to learn to just settle down and relax so I can relax too. We'll let you know next Saturday if he is still going to ours.

Halloween Pumpkins

Every year we go to my brothers house in the mountains to carve pumpkins. Technically we do this for the kids, but they just run around and we are the ones who really enjoy carving up the pumpkins. My brother has this weird, warped, strange creative streak and each year I look forward seeing what he will come up with. The photo on the left is his creation this year.
Below are all the pumpkins we did this year, the white one is Gracies. Oh, and my brother came up with a new nickname for her this year, she is now known as "Gravy". Poor thing, it will probably stick with her for life. Nicks new name is "Nosepicker" and Nick retaliated by calling Mark " Uncle Dork". Yes, we are a classy family.