"Take chances! Make mistakes! Get messy!" --Ms. Frizzle

"Take chances! Make mistakes! Get messy!" --Ms. Frizzle

Saturday, January 8, 2011


... to October 2010! It was months ago, yes, and several major holidays have come and gone since then, but I can't help wanting to share those delightful memories with the world: Painstakingly sewing Geneva's witch hat by hand, only to find out I had accidentally made it much too small. Geneva's unadulterated joy at being allowed to run into other people's yards and look in their houses. Her misunderstanding of trick-or-treating as some kind of sharing exercise or hot-potato game. Hearing every visitor to our porch admire Avery's outstanding Darth Vader jack-o-lantern. And best of all, basking in the glow of some really wonderful events that had recently taken place: our fourth wedding anniversary, the eradication of Kristen's cancer, and the conception of our second child. October was very, very good to us. Even three months late, how could I pass it by?

Here's a little pumpkin nestled in our garden.

 Mom and Baby Halloween Party

Yep, it's a haunted gingerbread house. I couldn't wait until Christmas.


Avery's "cheater" pumpkin

My goofy, freehand pumpkin

We left the candy basket out because we figured the pre-wrapped chocolate bars were safe. Note to self: toddler teeth can pierce plastic.
Geneva was delighted.

1 comment:

  1. So glad you took the time to post this. Love it!