Tuesday, October 31, 2006


What a day! The girls had a fun-filled day as Stephanie (from the cartoon Lazytown) and Minnie Mouse. They stayed in their costumes all day.....never even had on "regular" clothes. The day started with dressing up for dance lessons in the morning, afternoon visits with Grandma & Grandpa at work (and Aunt Leslie), the Clayton Halloween parade and Main Street Trick or Treat and finally....trick or treating in our own neighborhood. We finally got home around 8:30, scarfed down some pizza and put them to bed. They were exhausted but held up really well. They didn't even get too much of a sugar high, because they were too busy collecting candy instead of eating it. I guess that will start tomorrow.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Pumpkin Fun

We carved pumpkins this afternoon. We had planned to do it yesterday, but it was too rainy outside. Madeline wanted the "ghost" from the stencil kit I bought. Lydia's is the traditional jack-o-lantern. They had fun scooping out the seeds and then proceeding to make their own witch's brew consisting of seeds, pumpkin carvings and of course, dirt and pine straw.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Countdown to Halloween

Here's a sneak peek at Lydia's costume for Halloween. I just finished making her shoes tonight with craft foam. She has her Halloween party at school tomorrow and is going to dress up as Minnie Mouse. Madeline's fake teeth gave me a good 'ol belly laugh today.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Pumpkin Patch

We went to the pumpkin patch on Friday. The girls had fun picking out their own pumpkins, feeding the goats, going inside the big inflatable pumpkin and going through the hay maze. That afternoon, Madeline helped David give Kasey a much needed bath while Lydia napped. Check out more pictures on flickr.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Thrill Seekers

We went to the state fair today. The girls had so much fun. We're off to the pumpkin patch tomorrow. For more pics, click here.

Trip to the Firestation

Trip to the Firestation
Originally uploaded by gardnergrimes.
Madeline's preschool class went to the firestation last week.


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Cheap Fun

I got the girls some cheap costumes from the dollar store. Boy, were they a hit. I wished I had gotten these before the much pricier Halloween costumes that I purchased several weeks ago. Madeline has really gotten into The Wizard of Oz lately and really wanted to dress up like the Wicked Witch and Dorothy. We already have a Dorothy costume. I just got her some ruby red slippers at a consignment shop today. The other costume is a doctor costume. They have had loads of fun playing with these.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Nine Years

Today is our ninth wedding anniversary. We celebrated on Sunday night with dinner at the Angus Barn......very yummy. David is working tonight, so I made fettuccine alfredo, salad and banana pudding squares for dessert. The girls enjoyed helping me prepare the dessert. They were in bed at 7:30 tonight. Not a usual occurrence around here, but they both were pretty exhausted and so was I. I'll be updating and posting pics once I have this blogging thing figured out a little better.