Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Crafts & Cookies

Sunday evening Nash came to me and asked, "Mom, are you sick?" I replied that I wasn't. He continued, "Do you have a headache?" I answered, "No, Nash. What do you want?" He then says, "Well, Sunday is almost over and we haven't had any dessert." You don't have to ask me twice. I will happily hop to it if dessert is involved. I made our usual Sunday treat, chocolate chip cookies, and then we decided to work on some Halloween crafts-mostly ideas borrowed from Pinterest. I love crafting with my kids. Even though it is inevitably a huge mess, watching their little hands and minds work is pretty awesome.

We made SPOOKY skeleton shirts!
 (Can you tell it was a little bit chilly when we took this picture?)
Egg Carton Bats!

Q-tip skeletons-who somehow morphed into Ninjago Villains.  The boys also made spider webs by creating designs on wax paper with glitter glue and then letting it dry.  The spider webs have managed to disappear. 

Cox Farms

My children believe that a farm is a place where thousands of people pay to go slide on giant slides, meander their way out of corn mazes, play with goats, take hay rides through haunted forests, and eat kettle corn. This sad fact is partly due to the amazing fall festivals around Northern Virginia.  There are several in existence but this year we went to Cox Farms.  It is certainly the biggest but it also has the most people and the greatest opportunity to lose a kid or two.  Harley's favorite part was, not surprisingly the animals especially the goats. Nash liked the rope swing and Atley could ride on one of the 12 slides for forever.  It was an exhausting afternoon, but well worth it when Harley Belle fell asleep at 6PM and slept until 7:30 the next morning.


Friday, October 19, 2012

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Our Beautiful City

I miss the west every day. I miss the mountains. I miss the desert. I miss wide open spaces.  But, I also love this beautiful city.  The architecture, the trees, the river.  We went to the top of the Old Post Office, yes it was windy, but we got a couple of amazing pictures of the Capitol City.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Rock the Vote...

for Harley's Halloween costume.  This year we are not buying or making ANY costumes. We have too many dress up clothes that never get used to do that.  But, I have a dilemma.  The boys know what they want to wear but Harley is a little confused. I think her favorite is the flamingo costume. What do think? You are going to have to use your imagination on a few costumes. Imagine tights, shirts, shoes, a basket with Toto in it, etc.

The boys had to get involved. They tried on a few costumes but mostly they just played policeman attacks the fireman. Nash ripped the butt out of his tiny pants in the process.


Butterflies & Doll Houses

We went museum hopping (Smithsonian Natural History & American) with Harley last Friday.  Instead of spending all of our time looking at the trains and spiders like we would have done if the boys were with us, we looked at doll houses and butterflies.