Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Tropical Tree Frog Costume GIVEAWAY!!!!

This has to be the cutest costume I have seen since my younger daughter was an octopus!! And the best part is she is giving costumes away right now. Think about next year and follow this link.

Tropical Tree Frog Costume GIVEAWAY!!!!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween Kimono!

What do you get when you cross a wolf, sparrow, and a little imagination! My oldest daughter in her new Halloween Kimono! She loves anything Japanese and after watching "Forbidden Kingdom", she wanted to look like the wolf witch and the girl in the movie "Sparrow". So I put her hair up and painted her face with makeup. She looked so beautiful tonight and I had a very proud moment after making the Kimono and seeing her in it. The hardest part was cutting out the pieces and I didn't have the interfacing the pattern called for, so I had to improvise a little.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

The Pumpkins

There are four of us in our family. We each got to carve a pumpkin tonight and let me just say, that big pumpkins take a long time. I was the first to finish mine, which is the smallest of the 4. Mine just has a face, but this year is the 1st year we did not use the pumpkin templates. We decided to stick with good old fashioned imagination!

This next one is my 13 year old's carving of a wolf with wings. It turned out absolutely amazing.

My 6 year old wanted a cat and then she wanted a bat. My husband carved the bat out, which turned out amazing.

After helping our youngest out with her pumpkin, my husband finally got to finish his. I think he likes being the last one to finish because he knows he is going to do a great job on his! LOL

And here is our family of pumpkins all lined up. I spray painted two clay pots black to use as pedastools for the two smaller pumpkins.

Wishing Star Farm (Pumpkin Patch)

Yesterday I took the girls to The Wishing Star Farm & Pumpkin Patch. My younger and I had a blast, while my 13 year old was bummed because she couldn't ride one of the BIG horses!! They had miniature horse rides, a hay ride, farm animals to feed, pumpkins, and the best of all was the Camel. He was so cool and when he ate out of mind hand, his lips were very soft.

The barn had pot belly pigs, sheep, goats, mini horse, a Painted and Appaloosa horses, donkeys, geese, chickens, ducks, llamas, and a mini cow.

Crystal was really excited about riding the ponies. Luckily she had a mellow pony, as the lead pony kept trying to nip the girl that was leading them!! LOL

Here is my 13 year old looking excited about being here!

This is Jim, he drove the tracker for the really cool hay ride. He even put some scare factor in the ride by going on a slight slope next to the small lake they had.

This is some scenery and a horse that ran off when we were about half way away from it. Oh yeah, who can forget the windblown post hay ride picture that the guy next to us would only take if I took one of his wife, child, and himself. I told him to "pass it on!". Which, he probably had no idea as to what it meant.

These are just some random pictures at the end. My camera went dead when I was ready to take pictures of the pumpkin choosing. This really bummed me out, because this is when my 13 year old finally woke up!!


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

My Halloween House

This is the video I am entering for the Good Morning America's "Home Is Where The Haunt Is" contest. We usually put up ALOT more lights, however, in lieu of increased prices and decreased income, we did not put up as many this year. I still have some more ideas but time is running out. Wish me luck!