Saturday, October 30, 2010

Unrelated to Halloween Weekend

Maggie's first sleepover!
Grandma is very photogenic.
Kids on the swing.
One of the bedrooms at Grandma June's. I feel the need to explain...
This. We left it there when visiting after my mom died. As a joke. Next thing we know, she called to thank us for the Mother's Day present. And it's been on this dresser ever since.

Halloween Festivities

Here are some pics from Halloween 2010.
Oh the candy corn cuteness!
It didn't last long.
Blowing spiders across the table.
Ember the bumble bee.
Cavemen & Dinosaurs Yay! I was really happy with how our costumes came out.
Pumba, Simba, and Rafiki doing the mall trick-or-treat with us.
Loving the trick-or-treating.


Thursday, October 28, 2010


We carved our pumpkins tonight. Maggie had fun helping "fish" the seeds out with a spoon.
John used an apple corer (bought for this purpose) to make a polka dot pumpkin.Here they are!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Snow Mickey

And a Stegosaurus with pine needles for spikes.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Dalton Walks, Giggles, and Peeks

Dalton playing peek-a-boo.

Dalton's grunty giggle from 4 months old.
And nowadays: He may sound like he's imitating Grandpa's Donald Duck impression, but this is his actual laugh.

And Dalton walking a few steps on Sunday.

PS: Dalton loves watching himself and is giving me more giggles. More Dalton updates here.

Halloween Crafts and Homemade Decorations

We have been crafting up a Halloween storm around here, but I've been sharing all my Halloween craft ideas over at Mommysavers. Here's a round-up and links to instructions if you're interested.
Hot Glue Ghost Window Clings I love the eyebrows Maggie always draws on her happy faces.
Ghost and Pumpkin tin cans...
which held the candy corn tree Maggie and Hannah made.
Instructions for easy felt flowers...
which I used on these mini witch hats! Jill and I saw these for $12 in a shop at Gardner Village and I said "I could do that for $1". In fact, I made 6 hats (one for myself, Jill, Susan, Rachel, Tasha, and Maggie) for $1.
You could also use the felt flowers on a decorative pillow cover. Jill and I each made one using bats.
How to make a costume tail. Details on the rest of Maggie's triceratops costume, and the other ones I made here.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Dalton's Birthday, Part 2

Birthday Party for Dalton and Erin today.
He almost looks interested.
Trying on his new winter hat.
Maggie was entranced by the horrible singing fish Erin got. She seriously just sat there staring at it and pushing the button over and over.
Erin also got a hula hoop which was the hit of the party.
Even Grandma gave it a try.
Birthday Buds!
Pretty girl.
After the party Dalton practiced walking between Erin and Ember. The caramel corn-on-the-cob was good incentive.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Dalton's First Birthday

Happy Birthday to my little boy. Dalton loves being sung to!
Why not?Birthday Treat #1 by John: Halloween Peeps and ice cream.
Happy Birthday Boy!
Balloon party with sissy.
Picnic in Park City,
Finger painting pumpkins.
a Candy Corn.
Candy Corn birthday banner
Birthday Treat #2 by John.
Did I mention he loves being sung to?
Yummy ice cream!
Opening his present - That's Not My Train.
Clapping with Grandpa.