Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Seriously?

I thought this was supposed to be fall?! Last week (as many of you know and experienced) we were surprised by a freak October snowstorm. It came down all day long, this wet and heavy snow. There were power outages in many places, we were lucky in that regard. My poor lilac tree is flattened, I didn't get out there to inspect the degree of damage yet. Other than that, it was just yucky and inconvenient. But of course I went out the next day and caught some shots that made me create this page

It sure is pretty to look at, but come on, this is way too early in the season!

The week before we went to a local farm, I read in the paper that they had a corn maze. I almost had to drag everybody out by force, but once we were there, it wasn't so bad. They had fun in the maze and we went on this "hayride" that dumped us in the pumpkin field. What a racket, but of course we did buy some :) Here are some pages from that day



I think I probably had the most fun, since I could take pictures :) WE wound up at Applebee's that evening, good thing because I barely made it to choir practice, even without having to cook.

Michael's class had to present a saint for Monday's All SAints mass. He was ST. Michael of course and I spent hours making his wings! I could not find anything in the store that he could have worn, everything was way too girly, so I wound up buying some foam board, drew a wing on one and cut it out. The cutting was the worst part! Here is a picture of just the wings after the cutting was done


I used a really easy method to put them together, a couple of holes and twist ties :) It worked like a charm. I used wire ribbon, looped it through the twist ties twice, so that I had 2 loops and those went around his arms. genious :) It was actually sturdy too. You can tell I am not a crafty person that it makes me so happy this worked out so well LOL!
Here is Michael, giving his presentation. I cropped him out of a large photo with his classmates and the photo was taken with high ISO and a zoom lens, so the quality leaves a lot to be desired, but hey, I still like it :)


He really did a good job too, he was easy to hear and understand and he never paused or made any mistake. So proud of him :)

Monday was Halloween of course and we had a little party at Zumba. It was fun, although dancing in a costume is not something I would like to do all the time. I sweat way too much!


This was taken by somebody there, otherwise you wouldn't see me :) Oh yeah, and it was before we started sweating!

Michael is on the basket ball team now, so there are games on the weekends and practices 3 times a week. Just what we needed, more running. He seems to enjoy it though and the season is fairly short (beginning of December). The team is pretty pityful, but with practice they should get better. This last game was actually better already, they didn't lose by as much as the week before LOL. Poor kids!

Here is my little guy in action :)

Ok and finally some more pages





Well, let me end this post by saying that it's a gorgeous day out there today, the sun is shining and it warmed up to the point where I won't need a sweater. I love it! Have a wonderful day!







5 comments:

Anonymous said...

i love all the pics so glad michael is on the bball team he is so cute who'd of thought when he was little he would grow up and be an angel!!lol call ya later!! jo

Jeanne said...

First of all, you will get a card...one of these days, I PROMISE! I have managed to get myself committed to volunteering more at the school this year and it's really cutting into my crafting time. This is after I lost all my mojo and didn't craft much at all. I know, excuses, but I know you are waiting and I feel really bad about it. :(

Second of all, your pages are fabulous. I mean, really...fabulous! I know I say that a lot, but I do mean it.

Glad you survived your freak snow (we had a similar, heavy wet snowstorm here a few days prior I believe, although we didn't sustain near the damage the East Coast did).

Thanks for the sharing you do, I really enjoy keeping up with you and your family adventures.

Barb said...

Good grief. Posted once and didn't read the directions and it wiped me out!!

Anyway, you are one busy family, even though you have to be the recreational director!! You keep them going!!

Love seeing all those smile coming on Michael's face! Glad he loves his basketball.

Of course love your LOs and left you warm fuzzies on DD. You group picture was so cute and I am with you. I would not like dancing in those outfits. Too hot for this mama!! LOL

jeanne said...

Michael is growing up right under our eyes!!!!!

Jana Holden said...

Your snow LO sure makes that storm look beautiful! Your LOs are always sheer perfection......and way to rock those wings!

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