Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

Puppy Dog and the Princess

Monsters are funny!!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Punkmen Patch

Elizabeth and I have never been to a pumpkin patch and today Jeff decided it was high time to correct this travesty. Who knew the things that you could do at a pumpkin farm.

Well the first thing you do is take a hay ride then sink in the mud.
Then there is corn to eat.

There are ponies to ride and
bikes for all sizes to ride (well not all should fit but we make do).
There are also crazy hand made cow trains that are pulled at amazingly fast speeds by a mini tractor.

That is enough fun that both mom and dad need to experience the joy/terror.

Oh and there are also pumpkins however I prefer how Elizabeth says it 'I love the punkmen farm!'
Happy Halloween and remember that the mantra is 'monsters are funny'. Much needed mantra for my very concerned three year old.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Waiting for Daddy

This is a little girl waiting for her Daddy to come home.

The smile upon his arrival.

The very silly Daddy!!!!!!!

Another Great Weekend with the Corvalis Crew

Met up last weekend with Scott, Carolina, Lucia and Oscar at Breitenbush. This is a lodge in the Oregon mountains on a river surrounded by hot springs. It was phenomenal. The girls loved running and playing outside and Oscar did a great job keeping up.
We taught them Autumn lessons such as the difference between deciduous trees and conifers; why the leaves are changing colors; and most importantly if you walk quietly through the woods and you are super lucky you just might spot some forest fairies. They were spellbound with this possibility.
Don't they look like a Hannah Anderson add
Best Friends

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Tashlik at Lake Washington

This week we celebrated the Jewish new year and Tashlik. Tashlik is a ceremony where you symbolically cast off your sins by tossing bread crumbs in a body of water. I like the idea of reflecting on your year and looking forward to ways to improve and grow. Also like the idea of letting go of that which was burdensome. I like the symbolism involved with water washing clean. However I did NOT enjoy the hoards of birds and ducks that descended like a scene from a Hitchcock film when the group began tossing bread. Elizabeth and I ran for cover and reflected quietly far from the mayhem.
It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed an afternoon in the sun thanks to a resurgence of summer weather.
Elizabeth missed the part about casting off sins and instead just casted off her clothes. Just as well. She is a pretty cute no clothed girl.