Thursday, October 31, 2013

"Crazy Cat Lady."

We had a fun Halloween this year. We were invited to my sister-in-law Kristi's house. She throws a great party filled with a ton of fun games, great food, treats and good company. It was a 
"Harry Potter" party so our family dressed accordingly. I went as Hermione when she drinks the poly-juice potion and accidentally turns into a cat. 

The funniest part was actually on the way to the party. I had a ton of people looking at me in the car on the way down. I actually saw someone do a double take as we passed them on the freeway, a minute later, they pulled up to pass our van and took a picture of me with their cell phone! It was bizarre. I'm sure they thought likewise.

I did look kind of freaky.

Tyler was Harry and Jake was Dumbledore

Randy was halfway between a horse and a human. Alyssa was Tonk's baby.With pink hair of course.
 Jake's was my favorite!

I helped in Jacob's class for Halloween and it was a lot of fun. They all looked adorable.

 Here they are watching the magician who came to the party.
 Lily was Rapunzel for Halloween and she really wanted me to braid her hair just like they do in Tangled. I did my best
 On Halloween evening, Jacob decided to be Harry instead of Dumbledore because it would be easier to walk around the neighborhood.
 Alyssa was dressed as an elephant. I asked her to get her shoes so we could go and she grabbed Lily's tutu and begged in her baby way to have me put it on her. She looked so stinking cute. I'm glad she added a feminine touch to her costume. We received a lot of compliments about her cute elephant ballerina costume.

 Lily's hair with flowers

Alyssa showing me her Halloween shirt

Friday, October 25, 2013

Window Paint

 I was feeling a bit depressed after moving in and not being able to see my friends very often. One day, in mid October, I decided that painting the front windows for the fall season would cheer me up. To my surprise, it actually worked! I decided on a fall theme rather than Halloween this year because, well, It was too close to Halloween and I wanted to be able to keep it up longer than two weeks.
 One of my cute little "helpers"
 Another cute helper.

 View from our front porch

 View from below the balcony
I thought they turned out pretty good. I got a compliment from my visiting teacher and some friends on facebook, so that made me feel good about it as well. I can't wait to paint them again soon.