Thursday, October 24, 2013

Cute things my kid is saying

I was belting out I Will Survive to the car radio on the way to school this week. As it ended, S demanded we find another girl singing a song. After a few minutes I found one. She sighed and said, "Ah, that's better."

S wanted to play with a rather large rock at school the other day, and threw a fit when I told her that wasn't an appropriate toy (I had yard duty that day). The next day she announced her teacher threw her rock over the fence (I'll bet she did!). Today she spirited home 3 small rocks--"I put them in my pocket so Miss V wouldn't throw them over the fence." Smart kid!

We were driving home, and she saw a boot hanging from an overhead wire. "Who does that belong to, Mommy? They need it back, because they'll have one bare foot! They might walk on rocks and get a boo boo!" When I added that they also might get a cold foot, she said, "Well, if they have a sock on it will be better."

And we can't leave without her rock star impression. Turn the volume way DOWN

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

'Tis the Season

That's right, it's fall


And we've been taking advantage of it.

J took S to the pumpkin patch while I got my hair done.

Love those colors
 
They had quite the haul


That evening we had a pumpkin carving/painting party


J the artist at work

His capable apprentice
The cat pumpkin she painted for Hobbes
J shows off his scary pumpkin
I just kept painting different sides of my pumpkin. Here's my version of Hobbes
And a starry witch's hat
Check out those hands!
 
Our jack o lanterns. S designed the one on the right all by herself
 
Every year around Halloween, the werewolf goes into our shower. It's a tradition ever since I lived in Maryland, and he always turns up just in time to get into position
 
 
 
Once we had the house and pumpkins sorted, we decided to drive to NH to see the fall leaves. It was a perfect day
 
 
 


 
 




 



Happy fall!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Thowback Thursday!

Inspired by a message board I frequent.

In October 2010 we finalized S's adoption


In October 2011, we had just moved into our house in Massachusetts

 
In October 2012 I donated my hair, and S's curls came into full bloom
 


This October (so far), S has gone on an outing with her new schoolmates


More fall pictures to come, I promise