Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Ebay Item of the Week

3 Kasey the Kinderbot Cartridges
Paid - $.55
Sold For - $25.00

Monday, October 26, 2009

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown by Charles Schultz

We have also added this classic to our Halloween book repertoire. I didn't grow up with the book, but we watched the television special every October. I think everyone knows the plot line: Linus waits in the most sincere pumpkin patch he can find in the hopes of seeing the Great Pumpkin. Meanwhile, he misses out on Halloween once again. I'm not sure what the lesson in this one really is but I still love it for the nostalgia factor. What caught me off guard was the use of the words stupid and crazy when the kids were talking about each other. (I have run into the word stupid in several other children's books that were also first published in the 50's and 60's. I found it strange!) We just change the words to silly and keep on rolling!

Coffee Filter Ghosts

Seth and I loved making these coffee filter ghosts. I remember doing this in college in the dorms one year when we had a hall decorating contest. Seth wasn't able to do everything but he enjoyed what he could do and loved watching me do the rest!

For this project all we needed was toilet paper, coffee filters, thread, a needle and a black marker.

We rolled several sheets of toilet paper into a ball
and placed it in the middle of a coffee filter.

Then, I ran a threaded needle, knotted at the end, up through the middle. I left the thread really long so there was plenty of flight room once we hung them. We drew little ghosty faces on with a black marker.

We hung them in the tree in or front yard. One rain and they're toast, but it's still worth it!

As we were taking pictures, a random gray kitten showed up and ran up the tree. How nice of him to join us for that extra scary touch!

We are having a Spooktacular Halloween!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Charlotte Weekend and Erika's Baby Shower

As always, we had another great weekend in Charlotte. From the beginning, Sethy Ro was ready to go!
Erika had a lovely shower.
Four Generations
Mom and Dad hooked up D&E with a stroller/car seat travel set. Everyone loved playing with the box. It made a great fort, hiding spot, puppet theatre and art project.

Double Smooch
By the end of the weekend we were all worn out - and wouldn't have it any other way!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Monster Mash Bash

Yesterday we went to the Monster Mash Bash with our playgroup. We made Mummy Dogs to share with everyone and they were a hit. Since Seth's spooky spooky ghost costume isn't ready yet, he dressed in a Superman costume that we had from Nate & Will. Seth had a great time chasing a little girl around that was dressed up like a cat. When it was all over, he said his favorite part was "chasing that cat!" We are having too much fun!

The Quotable Seth

Seth has woken up from a few bad dreams lately. One night he woke up saying that there was a black knight in his room. Another time he woke up saying that this isn't his house. The trucks knocked down his house and he now lives at the "Good Wheels" (Goodwill).

"Mommy, this ketchup pack is squishy like your belly." Thanks buddy.

Every once in awhile, Seth will just exclaim. "Skablarky!" I'm not sure what it means but it's fun to say!

We went to see my friend Jason when he was cleaning out his spare room one day. Seth asked, "Jason, what is all this crap?" Don't get me started on Jason quotes. I could write a book! The other day he said, "Marshall can't be in one place at one time for too long. He has HDD. You know Hypertension Activity Disorder." Sounds like rough disorder!

Everything in the past is last night with him. He'll say something was last night that was months ago. "Last night we went to Pittsburgh."

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Pumpkin Painting Playgroup Party at the Park & Papa R.

Any day with that much alliteration must be fun! Yesterday we went to a Pumpkin Painting Party with the Busy Bees. We made some pumpkin cookies to bring with us.

Seth went for an abstract look. His poor pumpkin lost it's stem before we even got there.
It started out a bit chilly but ended up being really warm. Seth was loving the swing!
Papa R. came over for supper.

He brought Seth a bunch of goodies. I have never heard the phrase "Aarg Mateys" so much in my life!
We had a feast of baby back ribs, beans, pasta salad and bread.

Not bad for a Tuesday!

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Ebay Item of the Week

Girl Scouts and Brownies Uniforms
Paid - $.25 for both
Sold for - Girl Scouts - $30.10
Brownie - $20.00

Monday, October 19, 2009

I Spy Spooky Night

Seth loved the I Spy Fantasy book so much that we got the Spooky Night edition for Halloween. We all enjoy looking at these fun and festive scenes, trying to find the items in the riddles and discovering all of the other hidden treasures on each page. I actually can't stop buying these books! I have two holiday versions to give him before Christmas and four more on order from Santa!


Seth loves his cousins so much! We has a short but sweet visit with Chris, Carol, Nate and Will this past week. Seth had so much fun and we were all sad to see them go!

Seth enjoyed "doing Legosh" (Legos) with the boys.

We celebrated Will's birthday early since we won't see him in November.

Will loves Mimi's pound cake.
And so does Baby Trey!

Silly Goose!

Will thought his new Star Wars Legos were "awesome".

We can't wait until we see them all again!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Monday, October 12, 2009

Skeleton Hiccups by Margery Cuyler

This is an...hic...fun little Halloween tale. When skeleton wakes....hic...up with a case of hiccups, his good friend...hic....ghost tries every trick in the book to help him get rid of them. Hic. Nothing works until...hic..he shows skeleton his reflection in the mirror and scared the hiccups right out of him. This book is great for this time of year but we love it year round. It's a fun and quick read.

So much fun in one week.....

that I didn't fit it all in! We also:

Made a Chia Scooby...
and watched it grow.

Mark and Seth dabbled in the fine arts.

It's shake and bake and he helped.
A tour of "the doughnut house" taught us how doughnuts are made.
We called a meeting of the Pez Council,
where Santa unveiled his North Pole expansion project.
Seth practiced his flying.
We met Jason for lunch.
On a trip to the farmers market we saw the makings of a fair,
a close up look at Williams-Brice,
and lots of farm fresh goodness.

In addition to the pumpkins, we also bought zucchini, pears, green peanuts, local honey and squash.
We also read lots of books, learned how to do tanagrams, played games, did puppet shows, colored, learned some songs and play. play, played. By the end of the week, Scooby was becoming shaggy.

But Sethy Ro Ro was still smiling.
I can't wait to see what this week brings!