The girls helped me prepare the pumpkins for carving, then helped with straining the seeds so we could roast them for our trip next week. I’m kind of proud of how the jack-o-lanterns turned out. Not bad for someone who had not carved a pumpkin until about three years ago, eh? More pictures here.
Big girl:Little Girl:I’m contemplating posting their pictures … I’ll have to think about it, though. In the meantime, enjoy these artists’ renderings of their costumes. 😉
This is a really nice story. (*Skip the comments – they just detract from the beauty of what that woman did for a stranger.) Hat tip: On the Other Foot
I’ve been thinking about Big Girl’s sleepover a bit. Some people were under the impression that I’d have my hands full – that the girls would kind of take over and be out of control. There was a pillow fight, but when I firmly said to stay in the back bedroom to have it, they…
Hey, don’t forget that EWTN is showing Into the Great Silence tonight at 9:00 EDT. I’ve got my DVR set to record. Here are some clips and the trailer for the US release:
Last night, Big Girl had her first sleep-over party. This was to celebrate her tenth birthday, and I allowed her to invite 6 girls about her age (she just turned ten, in case you missed that) to stay Saturday to Sunday. We had five who came last night, one of whom wasn’t able to stay…
Domine, da mihi hanc aquam…: Church is not Wal-Mart (UPDATED) The top-ten list here has been making the rounds, but I finally went and read it. It’s coming to co-op today. 🙂
Taken on the Shenandoah Parkway – Dark Hollow trail. Completely untouched pictures, hosted at MobileMe.
Soccer Dad and I were watching this “Get It Sold!” (or something like it) on HGTV. It’s taken an interesting turn with the foreclosures and such happening. On the show we watched, they featured a family where the wife/mother had taken out the home loan in her name alone. Her husband was working at the…
Upon seeing an “Obama/Biden” sign in their new friends’ yard: Little Girl: They have a sign for Barack Obama! (pause) That’s okay…they have Free Will.