Friday, October 31, 2008

Anything wrong with this picture?

Lydia's off from school today and it's a beautiful day outside so I decided to take her with me for a run on the trail down by the river near our house. Threw her bike in the back of the truck; her helmet, nano, water bottle, and jacket followed. Grabbed my water bottles and waist belt for them, heart rate monitor and watch, ipod, and my green tennis shoes from our shoe box and threw that all in the truck too and then we were finally off. Parked at the head of the trail and put my right shoe on. All is well with my life. Put my toes in the left shoe. Notice anything wrong with this picture??? I considered driving back home for the left shoe for about 3 seconds but with all I wanted to get done today, said screw it and ran 5 miles wearing 2 right shoes. Not the most comfortable run I've ever had. We passed about 6 people on the trail at different times and nobody noticed. They were probably distracted by Lydia's whining about her ear buds not staying in her ears. It sure was a beautiful run though.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Pumpkins and Brain Cupcakes

I had off from work for most of the day today so Lydia and I decided to make some cupcakes -- brain cupcakes that is.

We carved pumpkins this week too. Ken's is on the left, Lydia's is in the middle, mine is on the right. I think Ken and Lydia's pumpkins turned out great. Ken said his looked like he felt the day we carved these and I believe him (sore neck).

Lydia also painted several pumpkins and had lots of fun with this.
Lydia is a cheetah for halloween this year. I totally misunderstood the look she was going for. I bought the leopard jacket thinking she wanted to be one of the members of the Cheetah Girls singing band but when she asked me to paint her face I realized she was going for the actual animal. Hey, she's happy with it, so I am too.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Cupcake Card Swap

This is a quick post. Just wanted to share these really cute cupcake cards I got this month in the swap. The card I made is the set of 5 above and in return I got the following 5. So fun!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Halloween Banner

I love all the banners I see people making so I thought I would make one for Halloween to hang from my fireplace mantle. I made it too darn big for my mantle so here it is hanging from my curtain rod. *sigh* Next one will be smaller so I can hang it from the mantle!!
Scout turned 13 yesterday. Never thought he'd see the day, especially when we found out he had emphysema at age 7 and he was given one week to live without surgery. He had the surgery and here we are 6 years later. We celebrated with presents and pup cups. Love you Scout!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Happy 40th Birthday Dawn!

My good friend Dawn turned 40 on October 2nd. Happy Birthday Dawn! I remembered she had commented on this book I got a few months ago called Last Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts. She said she really liked the birds from the book. So, I made her some for her birthday. The first one, which Lydia got to keep, was a little tricky until I got the hang of it. If you make some of these birds from the pattern in this book, do not sew the loop in where the patterns says to. Move it up closer to the head or your bird will hang crooked.