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Monday, October 27, 2008

I *Heart* This!

"An Ant"
Drawn by
David
3 1/2 yrs old
October 2008

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Trick or Treat was today. Everyone had a blast and my little garbage man was very happy. He looked so darn cute! Chloe dressed as an angel and barked quite a bit of the day. We had alot of kids (and adults) as usual and we ran out of candy at 3:00. ($32.00 worth of candy) I attempted to make a Cotton Candy costume for myself last minute but it didn't work out so well, but I decided to wear a crazy shirt and keep on my blue wig. We had wonderful weather - I think it was like 70 degrees!

The Garbage Truck Costume came out great despite us losing our power last night for 5 hours while Big D and I were trying to get it finished up. Nothing like sewing by hand by candlelight! We are all exhausted from our fun day! I think there is a little garbage man who will be heading to be really early tonight. Thanks for looking!




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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Halloween Garbage Truck Costume

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David loves Garbage and Recycling trucks. I guess it is kinda my fault. We are always home on Monday mornings when the trucks come by for the weekly pick up. When he was about 2 I would tell him to look outside. The closer he got to 3 years old, he was fascinated. He loved everything about them. He loves recycling too. If you ask him "when you grow up, what do you want to be?" The answer is always " A garbage man!". Then we will say "Don't you want to just own the company" and he always says "NO! I just want to be the garbage man!".

So, while trying to be the best mommy out there, in late August/early September, I promised my son he could be a garbage man for Halloween Trick or Treat. A few weeks following, he informed me not only was he going to be a "Garbage Man" he was also going to be a Garbage Truck. (insert eyes rolling blinkie LOL)

Most people would just make a cardboard cut out for a garbage truck costume. But not this Mom! I know my son too well. He is probably going to want to wear this costume weeks after Halloween. Perhaps he will be posing for Christmas Pictures in the costume. Also with the unpredictable New England weather, if it rains, well cardboard and poster paint get a little too messy. I think that is just a disaster waiting to happen.
Here is my design of what I wanted the basic costume to look like.

Off to Joann's I went to buy fabric. Plain green, shiny green with silver, silver, white, black, brown, buttons etc. Then wooden dowels, plastic dowels (which I really need more of), batting for the inside, fusible webbing. Don't ask how much $ this has added up to! Oh then the orange shirt and hat, gloves, green work pants, brown shoes and Waste Management patches that I found on ebay.
So as of tonight, this is what has been constructed. I still have to add on the features on the cab on the truck (windows, grill, lights etc). Then I need to attach the tires and then the straps to go around lil D so he can wear the costume.

I will be so glad when this is finished and ready to wear. Like the crazy crafter I am, I already have some other sewing projects lined up. Just no more Halloween Costumes for now!
Thanks for looking!
UPDATED: 10-25-08 The costume was finished very late last night but it looks great and my little Garbage Man is very happy with it!!! Here is a picture of the completed costume.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

New Driveway!

BEFORE:
(I think it is clear why we need a new one)
Ripping it up (very early in the am. the sun was barely up):
Dump Truck with Gravel:

Spreading and Smoothing the Gravel:

Here comes the Pavement!


Dumping (I took this picture for lil D)

Putting down the asphalt (stinky stinky)

All Done! Looks pretty doesn't it?

AFTER:




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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Leaf Peepers

Friday, Lil D and I drove around our neighborhood and took some pictures of the beautiful changing leaves. The foliage is in full force and is it is so beautiful when the sky is bright blue and sun is shining thru the leaves. I love all the bright colors.

I really enjoyed summer this year. I am sad to see the warm weather go because we had a great time outside. I am not looking forward to heavy winter coats and freezing weather. I never thought I would feel this way but Autumn is bittersweet. While I love seeing the colorful trees, going apple & pumkin picking, and the fun of trick or treating, I know that winter is right around the corner.
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Monday, October 6, 2008

Happy Anniversary Honey!

Now we feel no rain,

for each of us will be shelter to the other.

Now we feel no cold,

for each of us will be warmth to the other.
Now there is no loneliness,

for each of us will be a companion to the other.

We are two bodies,

but there is one life before us and one home.

When evening falls,

I'll look up and there you will be.
I'll take your hand;
you'll take mine and we'll turn together
To look at the road we traveled to reach this -

the hour of our happiness.

It stretches behind us,

even as the future lies ahead.
A long and winding road,

whose every turn means discovery.
Old hopes, new laughter, shared fears.

The adventure has just begun.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

September Happenings

I know it is October 2nd but I figured I would post some pictures from September. Here is the first day of school (it was still pretty warm that week) Pumpkin picking!
Apple Picking!
Lots of Playing outside enjoying the nice weather:
Mommy's Birthday!
So that is September in a nutshell. Lots of fun times had by all!