Wednesday, November 27, 2013

For My Mom
I got the ears in!  I'm hoping the blueberries bloom for Christmas.
Or December.

When part of your heart belongs to a place,
it's handy to bring some of that place home with you.
Then what to do with it?!
Make a Terrarium.

Thanksgiving making has begun.
Last night it was the beginning of pie making.

"Mowg, this is how you trim the edges."


Babywan finds a seat

Random Pictures that make me smile
Uncles are the best
Maybe....what is that thing on your face?

At the end of the day no one will do but Mom.
Even if Mom insists on taking a picture with Grandpa.

Earlier in the day there was a dance with Granny

A little elf do you think?

Something wonderful about Geraniums in Winter


Friday, November 1, 2013

It's Halloween! Yesterday.
Meet Tonto
(No he didn't get to carry that Tomahawk ANYWHERE.  But how can you resist it for the photo?!)
And His Mummies

(If you ever need Halloween cupcakes--these are so great!  Two M&M's for eyes, a ribbon decorating tip and layers of lines.   Often I start something like this and think "What was I thinking!".  This time it turned out!  Two little notes for my reference: 
Cutting the corner off a Ziploc bag does not work--the lines of icing are too thick.
1/2 butter and 1/2 Crisco, some powder sugar and milk make sweet icing, but it works. Why does it work?  Because the saran wrap doesn't stick to them after they've had a chance "dry".)
Tonto in 1/2 makeup for school
With the feather and silver medallion on the breastplate.
Both fell off by the time he left school (don't use beading thread next time!)

The Princess at school
(though I confess to wanting to call her La Princessa)

One tiny butterfly/bug

She worked at taking off her antennae constantly,
until we went outside.  It was cold! 

The Princess in full (self applied with some guidance from a pamphlet)

Tonto in full makeup

The "Pooks"

Babywan really hates her antennae.  She did have to get in on the face paint though.

Now a crown--that's much better!
Two more because for some reason this Babywan loves the phone
She's even figured out how to make
 the answer machine play back through the phone.
(Yes, upside down.)  She just laughs and laughs. 
I wish she'd teach me how to do it. 
Maybe when she learns a few more words.