Saturday, October 24, 2009


Inspired by Cara's post, I surveyed the pumpkins we bought three weeks ago.

Today was the afternoon, and carve we did.

Josh carved his a la Sam Crow style, I opted for the pattern, and K went freestyle.

I also tried out the "Martha version", which looks cute finished.

About an hour after we cleaned everything up, Josh called me into the kitchen.

"We have a pumpkin murderer amongst us."

Friday, October 23, 2009


There are perks being a teacher's wife.

For example, when I need a word spelled correctly or a math sum added, I know I can count on Josh to give me the answer. Very important for calculating if the shirt at $16.99 with 20% off is a better deal than the $19.99 shirt at 40%.

All joking aside, I can barely add without a calculator. It's pathetic.

A few other perks:

Each day before going to preschool, Kayden requests to "peek in on Daddy", which consists of running to the door and slyly leaning around the wall and into the classroom until he sees Josh.

Being able to pick his buddies

Catching moments like this on the playground.

Being there when this little girl had cotton candy for the first time.

June, July, and August aren't a half bad perk either!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


I just posted on the wrong blog....but it would take me far too long to retype it so I am just going to leave it:-)

Click here to read that one.

Happy Birthday KK Naz!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Here is what I do not understand about photo can his eyes look totally different colors? They look green in the top photo and blue in the bottom.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Fall Fun and Turning Five

"Sit Still, Kayden!"

Jumping is so much more fun, mom!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


For a while there, I really thought Facebook killed the blogger nation.

I am delighted and thrilled that all my favorite people are blogging again. Facebook is awesome, but I take great joy in reading about the ins and outs of daily life chronicled through blogging.

And I don't have to sort through Farmville, Cafe, or Mafia wars to do it!

Monday, October 12, 2009


I admit I am a bit of a trend straddler.

Not comfortable in most of the junior section, yet not fully in the misses. The Pennington Division at JC Pennys, with the purple polyester blazers and plain cable knit sweaters, is not my style.

Josh gave me some much needed time out to shop for a few shirts this weekend, so I set out with the intent of buying something:

somewhat trendy
long sleeved
not black
not white
not gray
not neon
not flannel
not polyester or cable knit

Want to know what I found?

Oodles of leg warmer wearing teens, looking like Jennifer Beal wanna bes.

Don't get me wrong. I love the 80's. Nothing beats the music, and I certainly appreciate a color other than black.

However, I cannot find it to embrace the countless neon pants and off the shoulder tops. I even witnessed bejeweled bustier top, layered ruffle skirt, and lace tight outfits at every store I went to.

Just not practical for the car pool line. I left with zero new shirts and a sense that it is going to be hard to find clothes this season. I mean, other than the short sleeved neon top I need to go with my leg warmers:-)


Sunday, October 11, 2009

We love Apples

Nothing says fall like a trip to Robinettes Apple Orchard.
The yummy donuts, winding through the orchard on the covered wagon, or watching apples being pressed into cider.
I love fall.
Most years.
I am not trying to be a complainer, but I really do wish we had a little less rain this year. Being that this is the last glimpse of playing outside before the snow starts flying, it would be wonderful to actually enjoy the fall leaves and pumpkin patches that are traditions for the Bird family.
Sure, the bursts of red and orange hued leaves are glorious, but I want to rake them into a pile to frolic in without soaking my clothes. Hanging spiders from the trees outside just isn't the same in a rain coat and hat.
Two years ago, we had one last burst of warmth in October. Is it too much to wish for just a few 65 degree DRY days before winter arrives?

Saturday, October 10, 2009