What a beautiful blessing this time of year is! The leaves on the tree in our backyard are gorgeous! The weather is perfectly delightful!
Our backyard beauty!
The neighborhood is getting more colorful everyday.
Check out this weird patch of mushrooms growing in the backyard. I have no idea what kind they are.
Indoors it smells like apple pies baking in the oven. I wish! I'm simmering some apples and cinnamon sticks in a small crockpot just to give the house a warm apple pie smell.
I did mix up a batch of chocolate chip cookie dough to have on hand to bake cookies this week.
Here's my "Pioneer Pizza". I tried Ree Drummond's (the Pioneer Woman) pizza dough recipe. I watched her make a taco pizza one day on the Food Network and thought I would give her dough recipe a try. I want to try the taco pizza some time. My kids like their pizza the traditional way...sauce, cheese and pepperoni, so I keep it simple for them.
Of course it was easy to make and delicious to eat.
I managed to take a little breather from all the school work today to decorate for Thanksgiving. The pilgrim wreath is a treasured decoration because it belonged to my mother in law, and she passed it on to me years ago.
She also gave me her turkey. The kids LOVE it! As soon as Sydney spotted him, she couldn't resist hugging "Tom". The pilgrim couple are making their debut with us this year. They belonged to my mom, and she gave them to me this past summer.
A different fireplace to decorate this year. Another chance to use my homemade letters.
I am leaving Mr. Scarecrow out for Thanksgiving too because he is too cute to put away.
Aaron playing the keyboard in between his classes.
Sydney leaving Aaron a message on the chalkboard after they had a little argument. How precious!
Tomorrow night is the big night around here. We still have some minor things to work out for Aaron's costume. The kids are excited to wear their costumes, and hand out candy to the kids. Last year in Tennessee we had a good many kids come to the house, and we ran out of candy after 45 minutes. At the time we were under a tornado watch, and didn't think many kids would come out due to the weather. I was wrong! Who knows what it will be like here tomorrow night!
A beautiful day for a fun fall activity...visiting a pumpkin patch to pick the perfect pumpkins to carve favorite characters.
"It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!"
Which one will it be?
"There he is! There he is! It's the Great Pumpkin! He's rising out of the pumpkin patch!"
She picked the perfect pumpkin for Elsa.
Aaron picked a fitting pumpkin for Davy Jones.
Before carving, we gave those pumpkins a quick bath so they would look nice and pretty.
Get your carving tools ready!
We may be nearing the end of October, but it feels more like August!
Working with the templates.
The finished pumpkins.
Elsa and Davy turned out GREAT!
Great pumpkins Charlie Brown!
Costumes aren't just for Halloween around here. Aaron and Sydney both use costumes and props for their own homemade movie projects, and in house theatrical productions. They have a blast dressing up in character.
Of course there was no doubt that Syd was going to want to dress up like Disney's Elsa, the snow queen, this year.
I'm thinking she may have to exchange the "snow" for a "peach" here in Georgia, but she sure is having fun with this costume.
Stay tuned to find out how we are going to transform this sweetheart of a teen into the villainous Davy Jones.
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