Saturday, October 31, 2009

2009 Halloween Music

Ryan Gosling-My Body's a Zombie For You

Sarah posted that great Halloween song and here is our Halloween song...

Shiny Toy Guns-House of Spooks

Both equally classic.

Before Halloween

Halloween lasts all month at the L. residence. Here are a few more before Halloween festivities. Rhett loved to carve the pumpkins this year. I wouldn't let him do the mouth on mine, but I let him do the eyes and nose.
The booty.
Our semi-annual photo on the rainbow bench downtown.
Rhett is dressed as a green slime monster/wild thing and Mez is in the lion costume that Rhett wore when he was 10 months.
We did our annual trick or treat at Dan's office.
Mez was soooo in to trick or treating! I should have known! She loves to put little things into bags or purses and carry them around. Once she learned what was in those little was all over.
This seemed to be the look of the day...I think, because it was a no nap day.
Tonight there will be more Halloween festivities.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A Chic and Simple Trench

This trench pattern is from the Chic and Simple sewing book. There are many patterns in this book that are...well...chic and simple.
I love the large pockets on this trench. I changed the pattern a bit by lining the trench, which makes it reversible.
Go read about my other trench inspirations at the Bolt blog.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

You Who

Here they are. The gang. On their way to the inaugural children's variety show called You Who at Kennedy School with The Decemberists as the headliner. That's right...The Decemberists.
This month...a costume bash. A costume bash would've been a great idea if it wasn't for the garden gnome family and their tall gnome hats obstructing our view (Sarah agrees).
The gang? The Rices, the Lapours, Aunt Anne, and Uncle Ryan.

Rhett was excited, but this was his third Decemberists concert, so he hung out at the coloring station during the show. Mezmur? She fell asleep by the end of the first song.
The show consisted of giant owls, Vagabond Opera as the host, a shadow puppet show, a children's comedy show, a performance by Cardboard Songsters, a psychedelic animation with flying pizza and cell phones, hundreds of screaming kids, a giant cardboard igloo, and The Decemberists....need I say more?
A good time.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

*EDITED* Thanks A Lot Margaret Wise Brown!

Today at T.J.'s...

Rhett: I'm going to run away.
Me: You would be very lonely and I think you would miss us.
Rhett: No I won't! I'll come visit you.
Me: Where did you hear about running away?
Rhett: From Runaway Bunny.

Don't worry. He is still here and in bed. I might ship him away though. Does anyone want a 4 1/2 year old who calls you dumb and hits?

*I just remembered...In the car when I asked him where he heard the word dumb he said, "Charlie Brown." So, thanks Margaret Wise Brown and Charles M. Schultz.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Today at Nap Time

Well, for 30 minutes or so...I worked on this...
A Christmas hat for Mezmur...I'm using the Stella Pixie Hat pattern. That picture doesn't do the yarn color justice.
I really should be working on Rhett's Halloween costume, but I'm not inspired by a green/slime/wild thing/monster costume.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Our Tree

Dan and I complain about this doesn't flower, it is boring, it is in a weird place...
Never mind all of that...we love this tree!
Mezmur's new obsession...books. I love it! Rhett's obsession is still Mezmur.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Thank God it Wasn't a Spider

Look what I trapped inside a Tupperware under the Jenga game...
...a mouse.

We either have Soft McSoft to thank or the tiny mouse hole in the kitchen to blame.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Why is Preschool the Best?

Exhibit A: Pretzel letters at snack time.
Add Image Exhibit B: If you come to our house and see this on our fridge...something that looks like a piece of bread that Rhett licked, so he could watch the germs is...and he won't let me throw it away. Rhett is very attached to those germs.
Why can't preschool last forever?
(This is me...already worrying about Kindergarten.)

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Oh Halloween, How I Love You

Today we took a trip to Fantasy trail for a Halloween walk. This was another great Portland find! Wow! We had such a good time. It was so kitschy that I was giddy. There was a haunted castle, a pirate ship, spooky sights and sounds, and a nice family walk through the forest. Where else can go to be greeted by Santa and the grim reaper at the same time? (They also do a Christmas walk.)
On the path we were greeted by this friendly ghost...
...this trio...
...this very cute couple...
...and this charming lass.
Don't worry, there were also lovely moments like this...
...and this...
...and this.
We may be back once more this year for a night time walk on the trail.

Monday, October 5, 2009

The Birth of the Baby Doll

Curious about how the baby doll was "born?" Go to the Bolt Blog...

Friday, October 2, 2009

What a Difference

What a difference 7 months (some nourishment and lots of love) makes.
I'm finally trying to get caught up with our online photo book. Last night I did the month of March. I've looked at the photos from Ethiopia a hundred times, but this time I was really blown away by the photos of Mezmur. She was so tiny and had been very sick just before we came.
Now, look at her...just 7 months later. Full of life and spunk.
Just look at that face...
Keep growing baby girl.