Thursday, October 29, 2009

Reflecting on Halloween Past and Present

I've been reflecting on Halloween(s) past and present after tending to a sick kid all week.

She's SO MUCH better...but it has been a LONG 8 days. Waiting at the doctor's office.
Making-up homework. Refereeing sibling "disagreements" (screaming matches)
Trying not to go insane. Craving my art studio. Craving "me time."
Waiting for a return to the old routine. Grateful it hasn't been worse
(and I know it could be/could have been so much worse)

Painting pumpkins with the Frog Princess

The Frog Princess and our painted pumpkins

Princess Fiona and Snow White

Our Puking Pumpkin Debut

Mini-Saurus at the Pumpkin Patch


Puking Pumpkin
(note the plastic wrap, makes for easier clean - up/
transport to the compost!)

Mommy-Rella and her favorite little Care Bear

The Frog Princess as Malificent

Scooping Pumpkins

Stained-glass fun

Nature Walk

Our Witch

Family "Portrait" of the Girls at the Pumpkin Patch

Our backyard

Our Swine Flu Pumpkin

Hoping to fit in some more Halloween fun!


...they call me mommy... said...

HAHA! The swine flu pumpkin! CUTE! :)

Wendy Hawksley said...

What great pictures from Halloween past and present! I look forward to seeing this year's costumes.

I'm glad to know that your daughter is feeling better. It would be so sad if being sick ruined tomorrow night. Hope everyone has a great time Trick-or-Treating.

Cindy said...

I am so glad you guys are feeling better. These pictures are so great. The family "portrait" is adorable. Love the swine flu pumpkin. Cute!

Lisa said...

I love the puking pumpkin! Great idea! Hope everything is back to normal soon!

Anne said...

I love all your photos! Isn't Halloween fun? We're carving pumpkins tonight... that puking pumpkin looks tempting (thanks for the plastic wrap hint!)

Anne said...

Oh! I'm so glad you told the jack-o-lantern paper story! I'm trying to learn some new ones... kids love hearing oral stories, especially when there's a surprise ending!

The Fifth Street Mama said...

Hilarious! Swine Flu pumpkin! That is fantastic! I also love Frog princess's face in the first puking pumpkin picture:)
You were a beautiful Mommyrella :)

matersum said...

I nearly spat out all my tea at that Swine Flu Pumpkin. Priceless!

SkylarKD said...

LOL - your swine flu pumpkin is fantastic!! There's been such a panic around here lately (we had to wait in a line-up for 5 hours on Thursday), that people would have gotten a real kick out of seeing that pumpkin!

Bridgett said...

You are so artistic. I can't even draw a bat on paper...and you're painting them free-hand on a pumpkin! LOL

And I have to say, the swine flu pumpking cracked me up. :)

Hope you had a wonderful Samhain!


Val in the Rose Garden said...

LOVE the swine flu pumpkin and the witch! What great tradtions you have starting with your girls. :)


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