Tuesday, November 4, 2014


Holiday knitting is in full swing! Since this picture was taken I have turned the heel and am now working on the foot of sock #2. They are going to be some cozy socks! I'm sorta, kinda, not wanting to give them away. LOL
I have been reading my book on breastfeeding and also reading Jurassic Park, and when I am knitting I am watching silly ABC family holiday movies. Nothing beats a good sap fest, that is for sure.
After these socks are done I am planning on starting sock set #3 and also casting on a pair of fingerless mitts. I have to get busy with the knitting, so much to knit so few days left!!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Halloween and such

At the DBG pumpkin festival... it was about 90 degrees

my pumpkin patch girl

all done with this pumpkin patch business

Row making a sugar skull at the Homeschool Co-op

Fiona working on her sugar skull

Fiona in her face paint

scooping out the pumpkin

Sagan carving his pumpkin

Cae carving a pumpkin

My trick or treaters

dia de los muertos at the DBG

flags in the breeze

Ofrenda at the DBG


The celebration of Halloween lasted many days this year. We started it with a trip to the DBG for their annual pumpkin festival where we picked up our pumpkins and the kids played silly games and did craft projects. It was a warm day and after a couple hours everyone was just done.
We went to a neighborhood restaurant that was giving kids free dinner if they wore their costumes, the homeschool group talked about Day of the Dead and made sugar skulls and had face painting, then of course there was tricks and treats on Friday. Sunday we went to Mike's grandma and grandpa's grave site and cleaned it up a bit, left flowers and candy, then we meet the big kids at the DBG to celebrate Dia de los muertos. I am thinking it was probably wonderful, but my people just got tired, hungry and were cold (it was 70 degrees), so we left after less than two hours, sadly before the procession which I was really excited to see. Ah well, there is always next year.
Now it is a candy gorge fest and planning next years costumes. Can't wait!