Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Halloween has come and gone (a while ago, I know), but here is our photographic record of the timeless holiday. 

Pumpkins were decorated, some carved, some painted. Jake and Daddy wielded a knife on their creation, and Makenna finger painted her masterpiece. She wasn't too sure about the mess on her little fingers. 

All dressed up and ready to hit the streets!  
 The darling little pumpkin and a fearless ninja warrior--will he use his skills to protect his little sister?...or steal her candy?

 At the church Halloween party...umm, how do I eat a donut without using my hands??

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Mommy has a birthday

Happy Birthday to Me! Number 36, to be exact. We all enjoyed the Samoa (think Girl Scout cookie) cake. Mmmm!

It's That Time of Year Again!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Playing in the leaves

It's been a lovely fall here in Colorado. Mostly warm temps during the day and then a chill settling into the air as the sun goes down. And with relatively little rain, such weather makes for beautiful fall colors. Looking down our street there were trees in shades of yellows, oranges and reds. Very pretty. We have a relatively big maple tree in the backyard (I say "relatively big" because its size pales in comparison to the 85 year old maple trees we had on our property in New York). The leaves really started falling from the tree this last week with the crazy wind we've had, and Jake decided it was time to rake them into a pile to play in. It was some serious afternoon fun for the whole family!

Saturday, October 20, 2012


Every time we go to the zoo, the carousel is on the list of  things to do. At this point in time, I don't think Mom & Dad even have the option of saying no. Oh well. :)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Pumpkin Patch

Jacob's preschool class went on a field trip this week to Venetucci Farm, where they have an actual pumpkin patch! (I guess that's an oddity here in the Springs. The one our family went to last year had pumpkins spread out on the ground to be picked by the kids, but they were not attached to a vine.) The story says that many years ago, Mr. Venetucci decided to give all the pumpkins away to children in the Pikes Peak region, rather than sell them, because it made him happy. We definitely had a group of happy 4 year olds enjoying the animals on the farm, learning about composting soil, and finding the perfect pumkin to carry home.
 Talia, Jerrica, Izzy, Jake, Landon, Ava, Hayden, & John
 Preschool munchkins climbing on the tractor
 Digging for worms in the composted soil

 Jake & Makenna
 Jake found the perfect size pumpkin. The catch 22 of the freebie pumpkin is that the kids had to each carry the pumpkin they picked from the field to the car. No help from parents or teachers.
Makenna contemplating the size of the pumpkin...think she can carry that one home??