Sunday, November 2, 2008

1. The Fall Season

Everyone who knows me well knows that autumn is my favorite season - LOVE it! So much to be grateful for during this time - it just lends itself to gratitude, so I'll begin my list today with this spectacular season (if you have no idea what i'm talking about, read the post right below this one). Everything about fall makes me smile: the leaves changing and falling, the cooler temperatures, Halloween, apple trees, crisp air, harvesting the garden, Thanksgiving, family, baking autumn treats, the brilliant blue sky . . . the list goes on. It is such a relaxing time of year for me and every time it comes around I can't help but feel like a kid again as I walk through the falling leaves, dress up for Halloween, or get up in the mountains to breathe the autumn air.

Speaking of kids - here are some pics from our Halloween:

Elizabeth before her Halloween party at pre-school in her first costume creation: "a little girl dreaming she's riding a unicorn."

Liza's class watching in awe as their teacher stirs up some Halloween brew.

Liza and a little friend during their pre-school program.

Caroline and Sophie off to school for the Halloween festivities. The 6th graders dress up in what they would like to be in 30 years - then have a "reunion" on Halloween.

Sophie in the school parade - marching with her 2nd grade class.

Caroline and friend Sophie in 30 years - the pastry chef and the clothing designer.

Elizabeth and friend Gracie helping out at the 6th grade reunion party . . . Liza now in her 2nd costume choice - a rhino!

Later that evening . . . The witch, the rhino, and the cowgirl

Liza and Sophie gearing up for some trick-or-treating fun!

The gang . . . don't you just love these girls!

The DICE (Caroline and friend Kelsey) . . .

What a FUN night . . . I'm just disappointed that I didn't get any pics of Ryan and his friends at their party. Oh, well, he had a great night as well and only dressed up for about an hour as a football player to grab some loot :-).


lyn. said...

I love the idea of 6th graders dressing up as what they would like to be in 30 years! I am going to pass it on to our 6th-grade teachers...

Did the whole school really parade outside? What if it rains, or snows? Can you give me more details? I'm always looking for good and better ideas for Halloween at our school...

Marti said...

Man, I had a hard enough time dealing with one costume each...let alone two!! Abby would have LOVED Elizabeth's costume (the unicorn one...she's into those lately)!