Saturday, October 25, 2014


Made Day of the Dead masks after breakfast.
Then we went to the park.
We came home to decorate halloween cookies. Then we headed out to have pizza.
Finished the day with playing outside and watching the Royals game in the garage.

Friday, October 24, 2014


Missouri Town's Spirits of the Past haunt. One of my favorite places.
Cool horse made out of chicken wire.
Not to Gillian. She thought she was a princess and wanted to dance with her.

Thursday, October 23, 2014


We went to parent teacher conferences tonight and met with Violet's teacher. She is doing EXCELLENT!! 3's across the board, which is good, grading is 1, 2, or 3. She is a wiz at math, advanced in reading and ready for the second grade sight word list. We couldn't be happier. Still lacks confidence though. Don't know how to encourage her more than we already do.  She often tells me she can't read something when I know she can.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


I finally hung Gryphins onesie and one year photo with Violet's in our room. Onesie has name and birth dates embroidered on it

Sunday, October 19, 2014


I finished the kids Halloween costumes on friday and decided this afternoon to take them over to our subdivision trail and take some photos. Next weekend we are super busy and the following friday is Halloween so today was it. I thought the trail would be a nice backdrop as our "yellow brick road" through the woods.
I decided to have a little fun with this pic.
Her new lip biting smile. Don't know why she does this. Have to coax a real smile out of her by saying funny things otherwise every photo looks like this.
Have I mentioned it's impossible to take photos of him. Took three of us to wrangle him. I am super pleased with how the costume turned out. So far he hasn't tried to yank anything off.
This is how he is most of the time when trying to take his picture.