Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

I really liked their costumes this year.  Ethan was happy with his robot costume, but it would have been a bit better if he could walk in it.  He was able to shuffle along well enough to grab some candy though.  That's the important thing.  Leah was not shy at all about getting candy.  She took it by the fistful if we let her.  Cute kids in costumes.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

The kiddos' room

I always think it's fun to have a look (spy) into other people's houses.  So I thought I'd put pictures of the kids room. Plus I think it will be fun for them when they are older to see what their room looked like when they were itty-bitty.  We finally replaced the gosh-awful light fixture, and I just framed the last piece of art, so I think it's as ready as it will ever be.   Some notes:

-That beautiful quilt on Leah's bed was made by my dear friend Joy.  
-The various art is mostly from my study abroad in London.  
-The Magic Mary piece of art is from a box of paper-dolls from my mother's childhood.  I love it so much.
-Everything else pretty much comes from thrift stores, antique stores, or handmade by me or the kids. 
-All of the furniture is hand-me-down.  That crib is the crib that all three of the Honey kids slept in.  
-Oh and I spray painted and re-covered that little red chair.  Cutest fabric ever!  
-We opted to take out the closet doors because they really took up a lot of space and were kind of a safety hazard.
-Ross of course made the little fridge and oven.
-The roman shades were made using the tutorial from Little Green Notebook.  We had to make some adjustments to them because we wanted them to be dark enough to block out the light when closed, and that meant two pieces of fabric, which meant it was really heavy!  So Ross made some wood slats to use instead of the existing mini-blind pieces.  In case anyone wants to know.  :)
- A lot of these things were used in Ethan's nursery, and I was glad when I found out we were having a girl that I had gone with a gender neutral theme.  Although girly things are hard to resist sometimes!

Thursday, October 27, 2011



This picture pretty much sums up the 
happy glowy feel of Fall this October for me:

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Pumpkin Patch

We went to the Pendleton's Pumpkin Patch this year with our sister-in-law Janae and her two kids.  This is our first time going there, and I highly recommend it.  It's free!  And it's a perfect size for littler kids.  They have a butterfly house that costs $3 a person, which is really worth it.  The kids loved it, and they had the cutest farm boy who pointed out lots of interesting things and told us everything we could care to know about butterflies and their habitats.  Definitely worth visiting again.  Only it felt wrong to be wearing shorts and a t-shirt and under the 80 degree sun in the Fall at the pumpkin patch.  I'm excited it's actually getting cold now.  I've been waiting and waiting to make soup this year!