Saturday, October 31, 2015

10-31-2015 Happy Halloween

O the Boov loves skeletons!!!

Friday, October 30, 2015

10-30-2015 Buzz Lightyear and Spiderman

GS#2...Buzz Lightyear!

Thanks for sending me these pix, dear daughter-in-law!
You are the best!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

10-29-2015 O the Boov

Today was the Halloween party
at the 3-year-old preschool
so GD#1 got to wear her costume to school...
so exciting!
She is "O, the Boov" for Halloween this year,
from Disney's movie, "Home."

And check out this cute Halloween card
from my dear Sister-In-Law!!!
Thank you, my dear!
Happy Halloween to your and yours too!
You are always so good about sending cards.
I used to be, sigh,
but since moving to Iowa a decade ago,
I've just kind of quit writing to everyone.
Remember all those 'monthly family newsletters'
I wrote for so many years?
Now everyone is lucky to get one 
Christmas card a year.
Good grief. 
I think I have succumbed to social media
(my blog, email, eCards and FaceBook)
and do everything digitally now...
and I don't even do that well.
You rock!!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

10-28-2015 Scooter and Witch's Brew

GDs riding their scooters in the basement...
The 3-wheeled scooter in front is new
and GD#1 figured it out immediately
and spent the entire morning riding it
and saying, "Papa, dis is FUN!"

 Oma and girls
thinking up names for our treats
that we are putting in our Witch's Brew...
frog eyes, blood drops, cat's tongue, etc...
 Stirring the brew before eating it.
The GDs decided that after you eat it
you turn into a Halloween kitty.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

10-27-2015 Arts and Crafts

A pix of GD (on the right)
playing at the art table at preschool.

Monday, October 26, 2015

10-26-2015 Holiday Lights

GD helping Papa 
decorate her playhouse
with some Christmas Lights.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

10-25-2015 Buddha's Hand is now "Gobblin's Fingers"

 Back home from our road trip 
and restocking the fridge for the upcoming week...
Had to buy this for the GDs
to add to their Witches Brew!!!
What a fun-looking fruit!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

10-24-2015 Jonah and Six

Next stop on our road trip... Branson, MO
where we saw the shows
Jonah, SIX, and the light and fire show
in historic downtown on the riverfront.
We also spent a day at Silver Dollar City.

We enjoyed walking around all day
at Silver Dollar City
but did not ride any of the rides
or buy anything from the vendors
except some bottled water.

Friday, October 23, 2015

10-23-2015 DH's Favorite Hike

 DH's favorite hike 
is to the natural stone bridge
and along the "Devil's Kitchen" trail...
the trail itself is a bit sketchy
but the bluffs are beautiful.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

10-22-2015 My Favorite Hike

One of my favorite hikes
is to the burned out castle at the top of this hill.
Someday, I want my ashes spread here
off the balcony
onto the hillside below.

This lovely spring-fed stream runs below the castle.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

10-21-2015 Happy Birthday DD

Check out the pretty birthday cake
the GDs made their mommy!
It sparkles!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

10-20-2015 Creepy Ceiling

Check out the ceiling in our hotel room!!!
DH & I are getting out of Dodge for a few days
and encountered this in our hotel for the first night.
Makes me wonder what they are trying to cover up!

Monday, October 19, 2015

10-19-2015 Sleeves Done!!!

Today I finished knitting the sleeves to my
GGN (Global Gathering Norway)
Norwegian Ski Sweater.
Now comes the scary part...steeking/cutting
the body tube at the top to insert the sleeves!
Kitty is "helping" me prepare the armholes.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

10-18-2015 Hand Dyed Yarns

A friend at my LYS
is learning how to hand dye yarns
and is giving demos every week on each new project.
It's giving me the urge to try...
as sometimes I cannot for the life of me
find just the right color yarn for a project.
I need another hobby
like I need another hold in the head! Ha.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

10-17-2015 Going Gray

I've decided to stop coloring my blond hair
and go grey...
I am now a granny, after all...
we'll see how it goes...
I may change my mind and go back to coloring.

Friday, October 16, 2015

10-16-2015 Giants

Speaking of GIANTS...
check out these pumpkins 
at our local grocery store!!!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

10-15-2015 Jack-O-Lanterns

The GDs carves these scary Jack-O-Lanterns
with their daddy's help.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

10-13-2015 Kitchen Fun

making some cherry pies 
for their mommy for dinner.
(Lots of fun for the girls...
lots of mess to clean up for Oma!...
but she doesn't mind...too much!)

Monday, October 12, 2015