I feel awkward posting this, but I wrote a song for All Saints Day in the car yesterday, aaaand here it is with my mistake-full piano playing.
My mom posted it to her facebook wall so I figured the cat was out of the bag... Next we'll be buying an RV and touring as a modern day Von Trapp family. John Paul's pretty much ready to start yodeling - anyone want to be our puppeteer?
So suddenly it was the night before Halloween and we hadn't carved our pumpkins... We've actually never carved pumpkins with the kids (or introduced the concept), but John Paul kept reading about it in his books and was begging for it. So we carved them. And it wasn't thaaaaaat bad since Andrew cleaned them out most of the way.
But seriously, reason #3,458 to keep your children illiterate: Ignorance is bliss.
Cecilia wanted me to carve a kitty cat. So of course John Paul (who has been talking about his silly jack-o-lantern face for weeks) decided HE wanted a kitty cat, TOO!
So there you have our pumpkins! So spooky, I know...
|The candle went out in the little kitty cat...|
And the kids in their costumes!
Edit: I totally meant to link up with Katrina! And then I forgot... But now I'm linking up!
St. Michael the Archangel (minus wings, because ain't nobody got time for that) and a butterfly. I told John Paul that if anyone asked him if he was a soldier he should just say yes because really, does he need to explain to strangers that he's actually dressed as St. Michael the Archangel?
So he just focused on reading all the names of the candy they gave him, and Cecilia corrected everyone who assumed he was a soldier in an adorable and very quiet voice.
Oh, and the family in all our costumed glory!
Well, Andrew's dressed as a lawyer. Spoilsport...
I couldn't help but notice a resemblance...
The ears... the smile... The bald heads...
Last trip to Cox Farms! The weather was gorgeous and Cecilia was totally in love with the goats, as you can see:
They're just getting into the perfect age to REALLY enjoy the fall festival - they can finally go down (almost) every slide by themselves!
|I'll never get tired of that smile!|
|Or that one!|
The babies spent most of the time strapped to our backs, napping or just hanging out. But they were absolutely entranced by the machine the kids could put corn through. Mary Claire almost managed to climb in and tried to eat quite a few kernels of dried corn...
Gratuitous "How Tall This Fall" shot
|Just chilling inside some giant egg shells...|
So, funny story... We were in the little goat village at Cox Farms when I saw some really cute kids and I thought, "Hey, those look like Elizabeth Foss's kids!"
And then I looked at the woman with them and I was like, "Hey, her camera strap is really cute!"
And THEN I thought, "Hey, I'm pretty sure that's Elizabeth Foss!"
So I spent several minutes internally debating whether I should say anything or not, because the only line I could come up with was, "Um, hi, I read your blog?"
And I thought that would be a little awkward...
So I said nothing. But then I commented about it on her instagram and she said I should have introduced myself!
Internet is so much easier than real life sometimes...
I dunno, what would you do? In either situation? I pretty much feel like I know the people who read this blog regularly, so I would be REALLY excited if I ran into one of them in public. But I don't have the wide readership of any of the more popular bloggers, so I feel like it wouldn't be as weird for me if the tables were turned, you know?
Anyway, I've been trying to write these takes since 7 AM and it's 8 PM! Time to quit for the night :P
Check out more takes, most of which will surely have adorable pictures of children in Halloween/All Saints Day costumes!