Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Winter can stay away... Fall is here!

We raked some of the leaves in our backyard last week- the weather was nice and Christopher had a blast running through the leaves, and jumping in them! Last spring he wasn't so sure about jumping in them or any of that- but I knew it'd just be a matter of months and he would be running and enjoying leaf jumping like every kid in every neighborhood in America before him! This is even funnier if you knew where we lived- we don't have any trees in our yard, they all like to hoover above our yard and then drop all their leaves in our yard! Plus for some reason our front yard is raised up higher than everyone else s- so if the wind is blowing, where do the leaves stop? On our front yard! Aren't we lucky? The bonus is that our basement has never leaked in the 6 years we've lived here- the negative is that every year we have to rake a ton of leaves that aren't ours! Oh well, Christopher doesn't mind helping!

Halloween came and went really fast. I made the Yoda costume for Christopher- and he loved it! The green headpiece was a pair of green shorts from the Goodwill Store- I used strewn out cotton balls for the hair. The fabric I got from Wal-Mart to sew his robe, and the light saber we have had since this summer. The ears were a little bit tricky, but I think they turned out okay, because when anyone saw him they knew he was Yoda!
Here he is showing his mighty light saber skills off to some other trick-or-treaters! We stopped at a few houses around our neighborhood- just the people we knew, mostly- then went and found Trunk-or-Treat at one of the churches in town. Then we also went to another church in town, they were doing trunk or treat also, but they did something pretty unique- they had a theme going and you walked inside the basement of their building. It started with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and moved on to Noah and the Ark in another room, and then it was the parting of the Red Sea where they had some puppets singing songs for the kids to watch, and then the gym was the Promised Land. It was pretty cool, but by the time we got to the Promised Land, Christopher was getting really tired, so we had to skip a few activities. But oh well, I hope he had fun and I know we did- it's pretty neat when you watch a kid on their first Halloween see all the different costumes people come up with.
Next year I'm going to have to work on Luigi for my husband, Princess Peach for me and Mario for Christopher! That's an pretty tall order for someone who doesn't really enjoy sewing! I think sometimes I think the sewing machine is a male, because I end up yelling at it so much, because it doesn't do it's job!
I'm just enjoying the fall weather and the fall colors! I was wearing flip flops last Friday- in November- it can stay like this for the rest of the year and I won't complain one bit!


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