Sunday, November 30, 2014

Squeaking In...

In the last hour, of the last day of November, here are the Halloween pictures. Somehow, that still feels like an accomplishment ;)

This was just checking sizes before I got into all the detailed work. And because they begged every day to see them <3
We actually made a second trip to the pumpkin patch, having carved our first ones too early. These things happen.
...in our pajamas. If anyone asked, I said he was the somnambulist. That makes us sound pretentious instead of just lazy.

Big girl had to carry the pumpkins all by herself.


Decorating the house!
Wearing her special Halloween dress!
OK! Here they are... Austin had been very specific about this year's costume, and I thought we'd go along with it because we're probably not going to be able to do theme costumes much longer. He's a big fan of Paw Patrol, a show about dogs who rescue people and drive little cars and whatnot. And of course, he claimed the one human character for himself. Sophie was cast as "Sky", the air rescue pup who has a jetpack. I was "Marshall" the fire pup and Daddy was "Chase" the police pup. They didn't even have any costumes for sale when he planned this all out, so I had to make them. Not that, you know, they ever were going to have them in adult sizes. Sophie has very strong opinions and I'm sure she won't always be so easy going. But that being said, she loved her costume and was super excited about it. Every time her hood slid off she wanted it back up. So next year, maybe we'll be a ragtag group of lion, astronaut, garbage truck, ninja etc... but this year, we were a cohesive group, even if no one knew what the heck we were.

This is art from the show:


This is us.
This is post trick or treating, when Austin was making absolutely sure he didn't miss any candy in his bag.
More shots of Sophie's costume...


And actually, I shouldn't say "no one" knew what we were. We did run into one family, and the little boy was Chase. And his mom was SUPER excited for him to come meet us. It really made my night.

So Happy Halloween! And just because I'm trying so hard to stay abreast of the real dates and all... Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Halloween Pictures!

Just kidding! I take a lot of pictures.

We went to a pumpkin patch...
With goats

and bunnies

and sunflowers the size of my child's head

And we put up Halloween lights
and drew chalk ghosts
and gave them kisses
I really admire a man who can carve a pumpkin while wearing such a stylish child
And I got a hay bale! Actually, this was half a hay bale.
More than enough

















Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Welp, it's nearly Thanksgiving

So I guess I better hurry up and write about Halloween!

None of these pictures are from Halloween. These are things we did in October, before Halloween. Totally unrelated. I managed to invoke two holidays without actually having something to say about either of them :)

Like, we went to the beach!

We had a lovely pirate play date!

Sophie is watching a dandelion demo!

By the bay...


Before we had to leave because the Blue Angels freaked out Austin.
video

Until next time, which might actually be a Halloween post. Hopefully still before Thanksgiving.