Monday, November 16, 2009

November days

We had a bit of sleet on Friday (yuck!) but the next day it made for a pretty picture of Mt. Si. Millie and I walked past the other 5 houses on our side of the street to take this photo. Very lucky to have this "backyard" view.

Millie has been very busy lately reading books from the library. Here she is the middle of a very intense tale of Mickey and the Beanstalk.

When she's not reading books these days, she is busy coordinating dresses and accessories from the closet.

Or she may just be wrecking havoc in her room. This ugly scene was created in just under 5 minutes but took triple the time to clean up since "someone" was suddenly too tired to put anything away.

And this cat, Deli, is simply too tired these days to even open his eyes. Although I did get him to lift his head from my blanket. When I figure out how to work the timer on my camera, I'll take some photos of me looking very tired too.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Washed out, grey and ugly

So I am feeling exactly like my view off the porch today. Woke up to another day of rain, a cranky kid and no place to go. (Nobody here has attached garages, so I have to look at everyone's run down sheds which does not help with the view.)

I love fall, but November always seems the gloomiest month to me. Winter and cold is just around the corner and summer is forever away! At least December is cheery with decorations and xmas, Jan and Feb may bring beautiful snow and March and April means spring is on its way again.

I think we'll be doing a lot of this today. We need more puzzles just like this Oma!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

New table

Dear Mike,
As you can see this antique table looks just perfect in our living room!
Love, Melanie


Well Fall has arrived and with it cool weather, lots of leaves, Halloween and yard clean up!

Helping mommy carve the pumpkins and save the seeds for baking.

Here's Millie showing off the ladybug costume! Just waiting for the big night.

Millie and all her neighborhood friends dressed up and ready to do some trick or treating. On Friday the stores in our small town gave out candies and treats to kids who dressed up. It was like having 2 days of Halloween!

Collecting goodies from the stores downtown.