Sunday, October 31, 2010
Pumpkins look fine during the day, but they are really meant to be seen at night properly lit with a candle. For Halloween today we had the pumpkins on the bench in front of our house, and after the sunlight faded they looked great. Eva and Will carved their own pumpkins this year, I 'helped' Lyra with hers.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
The kids all carved original pumpkin faces. It seems like these days it is easy to download a variety of detailed stencils for pumpkins, but they look like practice pieces for aspiring engravers. Cats made a repeat appearance after being popular last year as well.
Lyra loved her pumpkin until she had had to put her hand in to remove the seeds, then she was far less enthusiastic. We narrowly averted a pumpkin slime fight among the older kids (threat of death and all that).
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
When we went to buy pumpkins today, I think Will was satisfied with the first big pumpkin he found. Eva on the other hand spent a lot of time looking for a nice symmetric pumpkin with even coloring and smooth skin all around. She did find a really nice pumpkin and it will almost be a shame to carve it.
The sun is coming up over the Pentagon and I don't know how to do it justice with a camera. There is someone parachuting down and doing all these acrobatics in the way. Music is blaring from James Brown to Bruce Springsteen to Patriotic. LOVE this race. Maybe some day Will and Eva will run it with me
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Eva competed today at Delaware Rock Gym in the ABS competition. She placed 2nd, behind another girl in Female Youth D who she often places just behind, or sometimes just in front of. This was our first time at DRG, and it was a great gym. Eva had a great time, and as usual can't wait for near next opportunity to climb.