Sunday, November 7, 2010

Ethan is 8

 My baby boy is 8 years old now. 
 We celebrated with cupcakes and presents.

 Ethan asked for a big Lego set for his birthday.  We spent Halloween evening after trick or treating "helping" him put it together.
 I love Han's smirk.
 Of course, it only took a day for it to return to it's original state.

 And, with turning 8 came Ethan's choice to be baptized.

Friday, November 5, 2010

A Ninja, a Butterfly, and the Cat in the Hat

 Joanna asked to be a pink and black ninja with a polka dot belt for Halloween.  I was happy to oblige.  This year I actually got the costumes made without having to stay up til three in the morning to finish.  Joanna tried it on and decided, um, no.  I'm going to be a butterfly like I was last year.  The ninja costume apparently made her feel "crumply".  Oh well.   Ethan liked the idea and happily wore his blue version. 
I used freezer paper stencils to paint a dragon on the back (Joanna's had a pretty cool panther) and Matt folded a few paper throwing stars to tuck in his belt.
 I made Ginny's hat out of felt and after round one of sewing it was taller than her.  So, a little bit of shrinking was needed.  She was a really good sport about wearing it but decided to up the cute factor by using it for her candy bag.

We went up to the old neighborhood to see friends and trick or treat.   Joanna was happy to see that butterfly was the "it" costume this year.
The Pumpkins:
Joanna's was very reminiscent of last years:
Ethan's looked like all the robot/alien/monster creatures he draws:
And Matt went with everyone's favorite action hero with a chainsaw for a hand:

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

 It amazes me how much I can get done when the girls play nicely together for a morning.