Monday, October 31, 2011

Week 44 - Spooky Piano Music

Here's Grace (although difficult to see), all dressed-up in her Halloween costume, playing some spooky piano music with added spine-tingling sound effects (not to mention a jingle from Sophie's collar).

Happy haunting!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Week 43 - Adoption Day Happenings

This past weekend we celebrated Grace's adoption day. It always seems as though we head away from home to share this special day with her. But this year we stayed close to home, allowing her to choose the activities she wanted to do most - which happened to be camping in the backyard and finding her way through a corn maze.

In order to fulfill Grace's desire to get lost in a life-sized maze, we headed to Hunsader Farms for their annual Pumpkin Festival. The weather was perfect, making it tolerable to wait in long lines for such things as hayrides and a bag of freshly popped kettle corn. Long lines and crowds aside, we had a great time.

Being lost in a maze of corn, while watching pumpkins being shot from a cannon sounds like a perfect way to celebrate an adoption day don't you think? We certainly do!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Week 40 - A Week in Fall

We've just finished off a pretty productive week around here. Perhaps it had to do with cooler temperatures or the fact that I had five days off in a row from work - regardless, I'll take it. Here's some of what we accomplished....

The fall decorations are up and a few new projects were completed too - like the colorful leaves above.

The cooler weather garden is nearly finished. Grace and I worked each morning and afternoon adding compost, sowing seeds, watering, etc. In the photo above she's sowing the peas around the bamboo trellis we made.

While gardening, Grace became the backyard lizard charmer. Two small lizards have made their home amongst our eggplants and Grace got each of them to climb upon her arm. To say she was excited is an understatement.

Thirty five pounds of apples were made into applesauce. I must say that all the peeling, coring and slicing was worth it - you just can't beat the taste of homemade.

And lastly, there was a fair amount of quilting done. Since I didn't take any pictures while sewing, I thought I'd share a photo of Grace surrounded by pumpkins instead - happy autumn everyone!