Monday, November 23, 2009


Here's a short video showcasing Molly's newest trick. We're not sure where she learned it from, but she does it whenever something is going her way.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

The New House, Part 2

Here's a few pictures of the upstairs in our new house.
Here's Abby looking up from the entryway toward the "window" in the toy room wall. Abby's such a little lady...
This is the toy room looking toward the "window" that the last picture was taken from. The day bed is great for when people come to visit. The toys are always keep cleaned up and nicely put away : )

This is the outside wall in the toy room. The window has a lovely view over our neighbor's roof. But since his house is only 1 story, and there's no other houses in that direction for about a half mile, it's still pretty nice.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween Pumpkins

For the Halloween party at Thomas and Abby's school, they were allowed to paint one pumpkin per family. Since the pumpkins were going to sit in the library for about a week, you would only paint, not cut the pumpkins and they were supposed to look like a character from a book. (Some people choose a character from a movie that was based on a book)

They wanted to paint the pumpkin to look like the characters from the Magic Treehouse series of books. Since we could only submit one pumpkin, and there's 2 characters, we painted a face on each side of the pumpkin.
This is the Annie side of the pumpkin

And here's Jack.

On Saturday we carved pumpkins for Halloween. Thomas really got into carving the pumpkin, but I was worried about what else he'd cut. He bent the blade on this little carver he was so in to it.

Molly really surprised us. She really liked "gutting" the pumpkin. Here she is, up to her elbow performing brain surgery on her patient.

She also used a scoop to clean out the insides. But she found it to be less satifysing then just reaching in and yanking.
Here's the happy Jack O'Lanterns that we set out. They are (l to r) Abby's, Thomas', Molly's
And here they are with candles.