Saturday, October 25, 2008

Pumpkin '08

We finished carving our 2008 Pumpkin today! In keeping with the theme of this year.....
Vampire Mickey! This turned out well, and we are pleased!

Bring on the little trick-or-treaters!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Mom Visits!

Mom and long-time family friend Gail came out for a visit over the weekend, and headed back home today. WE had a great time, and the weather was great! This is particularly notable because last time Mom came out, in April, she wound up with pneumonia and it snowed the day she left.

We took them to Pahl's, a local farmer's market, and found some really neat pumpkins:
Then we let them loose to paint a few pumpkins - we were duly impressed with the results!
On Sunday, we took them to Larks, and thought Mom was going to split her sides when she caught a glimpse of herself in this fun house mirror!
We drove back along the Mississippi, which offered some great scenic views. Here's a pic of Joe and I (with Gus) on the bank of the river:
It's fun to be able to spoil a parent - and I think we did a good job! Joe wow'd them with his cooking and baking....they almost didn't leave!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Project Updates

So this house is really perfect for us in just about every way, and I have not had ANY major home improvement projects! This is a big change from our Maryland house, which was under remodeling from, oh, Day 1 until Day Last!

We had to fix that. So today, we finally got around to hanging this Mickey throw we got in Disney last May!
This makes me smile every time I walk by.

Joe did most of the work on this one, but we also finished up The Rock Project. We had a rock wall in the back that broke the yard in half, so we decided to remove it, and create a new rock wall along the tree line.
We then filled it in with landscaping rocks:This will make mowing so much easier, too! Um....well, not that I mow - Joe does that too :p

Of course, I can't post without some pics of the boys....Max is really good about letting Gus jump all over him....
And Gus takes full advantage of it.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Apple Picking

We took the little one apple picking with us on Sunday - his first all-day outing! He was quite enthusiastic!
He even tried to help!
After a few hours, though, The Boy was exhausted! "Daddy, carry me....!"
All in all, a great trip :)