Sunday, October 31, 2010

My Lil' Punkins

Pumpkins are a huge part of fall season and Halloween night fun!  I have carved some pretty sweet pumpkins in my days, especially since becoming a Mommy.  This year, I had to take the "easy" approach.  I am still not at my "normal" functioning level.  Surgery has really begun to take a toll on daily activities.  But, that being said, everyday gets better.  When it came time to crave pumpkins (times four) I decided to go easy on the knee.  Rather than spending a huge chunk of time sitting on the floor, digging out pumpkin goo, and then several hours tracing, cutting and carving...we broke out the good ole paint and "decorated" the pumpkins instead.
The Beauties had a great time with it.  They didn't have to get "pumpkin yuckies" on their hands, they didn't have to dig out goo and they were able to do one of their favorite things, play with paint.  The pumpkins were a colorful showing, although, not as gratifying as a candle lit masterpiece.  I look forward to next year , when I will be back to my normal bending maneuvering self.

Silvie is well on her way to being the artist of the beauties.  She takes so much time on her work.  Pumpkins are no exception.  She would have put layer upon layer of paint on that thing.

Farrah was so into her work she was covered from head to toe in paint by the time her pumpkin was finished.

Chloe decided to make an open mouthed pumpkin face.  That way, he could eat Halloween candy.  Smart thinking Chloe.

Jocelyn was so proud of her work, I even managed to get her to look and smile at the camera.  Normally if the camera is out these days, she is hiding in the other room, as far away from the lens as possible.

Chloe was such a big helper to her sisters. 

Birthday Games

 I celebrated my 35th birthday last week, and although I was unable to join in the birthday twister game, it made my heart smile to watch the game being played.
My wonderful friend Fiona, her two boys and my Momma came over to help me celebrate.  Fiona cooked dinner as I referred the game of twister.  It was so cute to see Chloe and her buddy Roan playing by the rules and watching Jocelyn, Farrah, Silvie and Tristin try so hard to figure out how to play.  They made a valiant effort to remember which was right and which was left and to try to keep the left hand down when the right was moving to a new space.  So cute.
We had a yummy dinner and then cheesecake and brownies made by Chloe and Grandma Pam.  Wonderful memories I will hold close to my heart.  It was a great birthday! 

Fall Fun

The Beauties had a great time "helping" Papa rake the leaves.  As you can see, my sweet little Jocelyn wanted nothing to do with the camera, so there is no photo of her.  Hopefully we will get her out of that shell soon!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

An "ice" skater

Chloe passed her second level and is on to level three in her ice skating lessons. 
She is doing so well and still really liking it a lot. 

Random sure...but too sweet not to share

These pictures are just too sweet not to share.  Since I always have my phone...I am always catching silly and sweet shots...I have quite a bank of them.  So here goes with some very random shots...that I know you will love.