Friday, October 23, 2009

You just might be a Midwesterner

How many pictures of yourself in front of the pumpkin tower at the Circleville Pumpkin Show do you have to have before you can consider yourself a true Ohioan?
I think this is number 6 for me.
This picture was taken from the top of the Ferris Wheel (not by me of course)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Time flies when you're....

This is how we all felt last Wednesday morning when mommy had to go back to work:

Maternity Leave is over and we're all adjusting.
A couple of weeks ago Will saw a wishing star (I think it was really an airplane, but whatever) and he told me his wish was that I didn't have to go back to work (oof- like a knife right through my Mommy heart).
It softens the blow that my fabulous hubby is a full-time, fully accredited, professional, bonded and insured Stay-at-Home Dad.
It also helps that I love my job and I spend my day with an awesome group of hard working people who are committed to the care of neglected children.

"Christ has no body but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which he looks
Compassion on this world"
- St. Teresa of Avila

It's the Great Pumpkin!

We made it a point of going back to Pigeon Roost Farm again this year.

I think Will would live there if we let him.

Fall Foliage Part 2

We made it back to Bedford for the second weekend of the Fall Foliage Festival.
The highlights:

The Antique Car Parade
(made all the more sweet by the fact that it went right by my parents' house and we could watch it from the porch)

Another pony ride

Of course, the foliage
(this is my dad in costume for the tours he gives of the historic cemetery in town)

More cutie ghoulies from Jill Zieglemeier (love them!)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Another Fall Foliage Festival Weekend

So it's the first weekend of October and that means we pack up the car and make the annual trip to Bedford for the Fall Foliage Festival.
That means:

Soren's first long car trip

Will's first pony ride
(Grandpa: "William, do you want to ride a pony?" Will: "Sure, what's a pony?")

Decorating pumpkins with Grandma

Catching up with my favorite crafters and getting a few new Halloween decorations.

Frank by Jill Zieglemeier

Headless Witch by Jill Zieglemeier

Witch Pin Cushion by Debbie Burkey

The best thing about the Fall Foliage Festival is that it lasts 2 weekends, so next weekend we'll be back for more. Yippee!

A Star Is Born

A couple of weeks ago K.Photography came and took some pictures of Soren. We were thrilled with the result.

The girl's got talent, right? Thanks Kim!