Halloween 2010

Halloween just gets more fun each year!  Samantha had so much fun painting pumpkins, dressing up and ringing doorbells.  I had to prompt her with the “Trick or Treat” and “Thank You.”  (Am I the only one who doesn’t like answering the doorbell and getting a bucket shoved in my face without even a “Trick or Treat?”)  She came up with the “Happy Halloween” on her own.  It was so cute!

We started the evening by painting pumpkins.  I intended to do this at her birthday party, but I was too ambitious.  Halloween afternoon sufficed.  Her pumpkin was solid blue.  Naturally.

I carved my pumpkin during “nap” time.  If you don’t know, I LOVE to carve a pumpkin.  I usually don’t see how I can find the time, but then magically, Halloween afternoon opens up.

Samantha as a bee.

Our pumpkins.  Mine was carved.  Samantha’s were all painted blue.  Brian’s was a bee (whose eye got smudged).

Painting Nails!

A few weeks ago for Easter, I painted my toenails.  I usually am not one to have painted fingernails, but spring – fall, I tend to keep my toes colored.  Anyway, Samantha was very interested while I was painting, and picked out a color for herself (blue of course) but then when it came time for her turn, she wanted nothing to do with it.

Since then, she’s seen my toes and talked about her “blue toes” but still didn’t really want anything to do with it.  Until yesterday.  We’re hanging out in the bathroom a lot these days, and she finally decided she was ready.  So, she picked out the same blue color and we started with the toes.  She watched me so carefully and pointed out “this side, this side!” if I missed anything.  🙂  Silly girl.  When that was finished, she said “fingers next!”  Oh wow.  Ok.  Brian came home from work at that point and was able to document a little for us.

And, time for inspection:

She had fun and was very good for the whole thing.

Almost One

I can’t believe Samantha is a week away from being 1. ONE! Where did the last year go? So much has happened during this time that you just get lost in all the changes.

So, what’s going on these days? Samantha is sick again. Her babysitter’s family got sick a few weeks ago and it spread into our house. I was going to try to let her get over it on her own, but today is 2 weeks. She had a 101 degree fever earlier this morning, so we’re going to the doctor this afternoon. Maybe she’ll be feeling better this weekend. Brian went to the doctor today too. He too can’t seem to get over this bug.

I finished my piano painting yesterday. I’ll post a picture soon. I like it. Brian says that the piano is dusty. You’ll see. I might go back and fix it, but I haven’t decided yet.

Super Bowl Whim

After church on Sunday, we were trying to figure out something to do before going over to Dan and Candice’s to watch the Super Bowl. On a whim, we decided to paint our bedroom. We headed over to Home Depot, bought two gallons of Ralph Lauren Burlap-colored paint and began painting. Here’s how we’re doing. Last night Brian finished up all of the rolling. Janie just needs to finish cutting out around the trim and we’re done!

New and weird

Howdy. Between a new keyboard, new bedroom furniture, tons of weeds in the yard and us installing some gently used shelving in the garage, we’ve been busy. Did you know we’re listed as “More Resources for Painting-Interior Paint Colors”? We are. Just scroll down to almost the end of the page. Also, apparently Brian is a member of the “Dysfunctional Tendencies” volleyball team in the USA Volleyball Association’s Garden Empire Region. Weird huh?