Monday, November 3, 2008


We are not Halloween people. But now we have a child that deserves all the wonderful memories of dressing up so we were good parents and took Penny to a fun little carnival. She played games, collected candy (which her very mean mother wouldn't even let her taste), won a tiny little fish in a plastic bag that died on the way home, and had the most amazing time in her first bounce house experience. And while it was the best thing ever to see her giggle and smile while she bounced away, it nearly gave me a heart attack waiting for her to crash into the slightly older, but definitely more durbale, children that filled that small space. Luckily, she came out unscathed, but mama was in desperate need of a drink to calm her nerves.

Who Knew I Was So Friggin Crafty?

Leave it to me to wait until the day before Halloween to start thinking about a costume for Penny. I, being crafty-challenged, decided that I would whip up a hula girl outfit at the last minute. I knew it would be relatively easy & that I could pull it off, but I had no idea it would turn out to be the cutest thing ever! I'm seriously thinking of making her the same costume every year until she starts to complain... it really is that adorable! Check it out for yourself.

Funny Girl (or 2 Binky's are Better than 1)

The Pumpkin Patch (w/ our favorite little Lila & her parents)

A few weeks ago (i swear i am doing my best to keep this blog current!), we gathered up some of our favorite people & headed over to Irvine Park. We had a lovely little picnic while Penny & Lila killed time stealing each others toys. I keep reminding Penny that they are supposed to the best of friends, but for now they happily ignore each other when they're not fighting over Lila's screaming monkey.

Then we headed over to the Pumpkin Patch where I was quickly reminded that I am not a fan of all children. Too many greedy little buggers & not enough parents to contain them. They ran amuck while we tried to pose our little angels with the pumpkins. I quickly realized that the annul pumpkin patch tradition is not for having fun but for the wonderful photo opps.